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Water polo has featured at the Olympic Games since 1900, when the British Osborne Swimming Club won the gold-medal game against the Belgian Brussels Swimming and Water Polo Club! Over the last few decades teams from Hungary, Croatia, USA and Australia have enjoyed Olympic triumphs.


Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia

The water polo tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to take place from 6 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center in Barra da Tijuca. Twenty teams (twelve for men and eight for women) will compete in the tournament. Games that end in ties in elimination rounds are decided by shootouts, as overtime has been abolished since 2013.

Water polo at the Summer Olympics - Wikipedia

Water polo has been part of the Summer Olympics program since the second games, in 1900. A women's water polo tournament was introduced for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Hungary, Italy, and the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavian teams have historically dominated the men's tournament, while Australia and the United States are the only teams to win multiple medals at the women's tournament since its introduction.

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