The Olympic Games (officially Games of the XXXII Olympiad) in Tokyo, Japan is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2019. We cannot wait to see our favorites compete for gold medals. However, there are so many preparation for the athletes that outsiders do not know nor understand.
The 1992 Olympics were held in Barcelona and the home team got really close to winning it all.
Reigning world champion Yugoslavia qualified for the tournament but was formally dissolved in the meantime, so they obviously could not participate. Czechoslovakia took their place as neither Serbia, nor Croatia, nor Montenegro was
The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea and it turned out to be a historical one. This is now known as the last Olympics, where Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union participated. Not only did the participate, but they won medals in the water polo tournament, Yugoslavia winning
Croatia did a magnificent job in London in the summer of 2012 and won the Olympic gold without losing or even without drawing throughout the tournament. The victory was especially sweet because this was their first ever Olympic gold medal in water polo.
Twelve nations competed in the water polo tournament
Although men have been playing water polo at the Olympics since 1900, women only had the chance exactly one hundred years later. Their first Olympic tournament took place in Sydney and the home team came out victorious.
Six teams jumped into the pool to try to take home the first ever
The first water polo tournament took place in the second modern Olympics in 1900 in France. It was very different from the water polo event we know now at the Olympics.
The Games of 1900 were part of the World's Fair in Paris. The competitions were spread over a five month
In 2012 USA narrowly won the Olympic gold in the women's water polo tournament, but in 2016 they simply dominated the competition and defended their title with style.
In the 2012 London Olympics, USA women's water polo team started slowly and only managed two one-goal wins and a tie in the
Hungary's women's national team held an open practice on Friday before they face Italy in the World League prelims. We had the opportunity to talk to coach Attila Bíró and players Rita Keszthelyi as well as Gréta Gurisatti about their expectations for Monday's game and their preparation for the 2019
Serbia has been a great water polo nation for a long time. Previously as part of Yugoslavia, then as Serbia and Montenegro and from 2006 as Serbia. They won World Championships, European Championships and World Leagues before both as Serbia and Montenegro, and Serbia as well, but they had to
Tibor Benedek, Péter Biros, Tamás Kásás, Gergely Kiss, Tamás Molnár, Zoltán Szécsi and coach dr. Dénes Kemény. They are the only people in the world to win three Olympic gold medals in the modern water polo era. Hungary famously had a Golden Team in football in the 50's, but they