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April 17, 2021

Bookmakers’ odds: Hungary is gold medal favorite in Tokyo

Less than 100 days are left until the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the news that has been coming from Japan in the […]
March 9, 2021

Schedule of Olympic water polo tournaments

The schedule of the Olympic water polo tournament has been published on the FINA website. The group stage at the female tournament starts on July 24. […]
February 21, 2021

Groups for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021

The draw for the water polo tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo took place in Rotterdam. Men’s tournament   Olympic champion Serbia for men will […]
February 21, 2021

Croatia goes to Tokyo after beating Russia in epic thriller; Montenegro wins 1st place

Croatia booked the last available ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games after beating Russia in a fascinating bronze-medal match at the Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in […]
February 20, 2021

Montenegro and Greece earn Olympic berths; Croatia and Russia have another chance

Montenegro and Greece earned their Olympic berth after beating their respective rivals in the semifinals of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. Montenegro met its arch-rival […]
February 19, 2021

Greece advances to semis after shootout; Montenegro, Croatia and Russia win convincingly

Three big favorites – Montenegro, Croatia, and Greece, advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. Russia joined the three Balkan powerhouses in the […]
February 18, 2021

France books last ticket; Russia and Montenegro keep top spots

Russia and Montenegro finished atop their respective groups at the Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. France booked the last available ticket for the quarterfinals. This […]
February 17, 2021

Day of big games: Russia shocks Croatia in thriller; Montenegro downs Greece

Russia made a big surprise on Day 4 of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. The Russians beat one of the biggest favorites Croatia– 14:13. Russia […]
February 16, 2021

Russia blows out Germany; important victories for Georgia and the Netherlands

Several important games have been played on Day 3 of the Olympic Qualifications in Rotterdam. Georgia defeated Canada in Group A (14:11) and collected the important […]
February 15, 2021

France edges out Germany; Russia and Romania share points

The second day of the Men’s Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam brought new exciting and interesting matches. There was no suspense in Group A. Favorites […]
February 14, 2021

Greece survives drama; Croatia cruises to victory

The Olympic qualifications in Rotterdam have been opened today by a few interesting games. Three matches were very close contests. A single goal decided a winner […]
February 14, 2021
Turkey disqualified due to four positive corona tests

Turkey disqualified from Olympic qualifications

The Men’s Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam hasn’t started yet, but one team has already finished its participation. Turkey has been disqualified due to too […]
February 13, 2021

Twelve hopes, but only three Olympic tickets are available in Rotterdam

Twelve teams will battle for the remaining three Olympic berths from Sunday until the end of the next week. Tomorrow, the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament (February […]
February 11, 2021

Olympic Games Qualification Tournament: Rosters for Rotterdam

The Men’s Olympic Games Qualification Tournament begins on Sunday in Rotterdam. From 14 to 21 February, twelve teams will battle for the last three remaining Olympic […]
February 10, 2021

Draw for Olympic Games on February 21

The draw for the groups of the water polo tournaments at the Olympic Games will be made in Rotterdam on February 21, immediately after the Men’s […]
January 31, 2021

Will vaccine ensure holding of Tokyo Olympics?

One of the many consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is the first-ever postponement of the Olympic Games. The Tokyo Olympics have been re-scheduled for summer 2021. […]
January 25, 2021

Schedule of men’s Olympic qualifications

Less than three weeks are left until the start of the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament, which will take place in Rotterdam in the second half of […]
January 24, 2021

Hungarian ladies win gold in Trieste

The women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste was finished today. In the final, Hungary defeated the Netherlands 13:11 and won the gold medal. Greece finished 3rd. […]
January 23, 2021

Netherlands and Hungary go to Tokyo Olympics!

The Netherlands and Hungary took the last two available tickets for the women’s water polo tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The semifinal matches of […]
January 23, 2021
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Who will achieve the Olympic dream?

Today is the most important day of the qualifications in Trieste. The winners of the semifinal encounters will take the remaining two tickets for the Tokyo […]
January 22, 2021

Warming up for decision day in Trieste

Greece, Italy, Hungary, and the Netherlands advanced to the semifinals of the women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste. The four teams convincingly defeated their respective rivals […]
January 21, 2021

Greece and Italy finish atop groups of Olympic qualifications

Italy and Greece finished atop their respective groups at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste. Greece defeated Hungary in the derby of Day 3 (8:5) to […]
January 20, 2021

First big game in Trieste ends with no winner

The first big derby at the women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament ended with no winner. The Netherlands and Italy shared the points in Group B (7:7), so […]
January 19, 2021

Olympic qualifications: Favorites cruise to easy wins, 96 goals in four games

There were no surprises on the opening day of the women’s water polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Trieste. Four favorites recorded big wins. A total […]
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