Name
Olympics Water Polo

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Established
1900 (121 years old)

First Recorded Event


Current Season
2020

Sport
Watersports

Location
Worldwide

Gender
Male

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30 Jul 21 South Africa Wa  -  Netherlands Wat
30 Jul 21 United States W  -  Russian Olympic
30 Jul 21 Japan Water Pol  -  Hungary Water P
30 Jul 21 Spain Water Pol  -  Australia Water
29 Jul 21 Hungary Water P  -  South Africa Wa
29 Jul 21 Spain Water Pol  -  Kazakhstan Wate
29 Jul 21 United States W  -  Italy Water Pol
29 Jul 21 Croatia Water P  -  Montenegro Wate
29 Jul 21 Greece Water Po  -  Japan Water Pol
29 Jul 21 Serbia Water Po  -  Australia Water

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Water polo is a competitive team sport played in water between two teams of 7 players each. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Excluding the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool so that players cannot touch the bottom.

A game of water polo mainly consists of the players swimming to move about the pool, treading water (mainly using the eggbeater kick), passing the ball, and shooting at the goal. Teamwork, tactical thinking and awareness are also highly important aspects in a game of water polo. Water polo is a highly physical and demanding sport and has frequently been cited as one of the most difficult sports to play.

Special equipment for water polo includes a water polo ball, a ball of varying colors which floats on the water; numbered and coloured caps; and two goals, which either float in the water or are attached to the sides of the pool.

The game is thought to have originated in Scotland in the mid-19th century as a sort of "water rugby". William Wilson is thought to have developed the game in 1870s. The game thus developed with the formation of the London Water Polo League and has since expanded, becoming popular in parts of Europe, the United States, Brazil, China, Canada and Australia.

Seasons

2020

Teams

Australia Water
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Australia Water
-11

Canada Water Po
-11

China Water Pol
-11

Croatia Water P
-11

Greece Water Po
-11

Hungary Water P
-11

Hungary Water P
-11

Italy Water Pol
-11

Japan Water Pol
-11

Japan Water Pol
-11

Kazakhstan Wate
-11

Montenegro Wate
-11

Netherlands Wat
-11

Russian Olympic
-8

Serbia Water Po
-11

South Africa Wa
-11

South Africa Wa
-11

Spain Water Pol
-11

Spain Water Pol
-11

United States W
-11

United States W
-11

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