International/National Team Water Polo

Former Soviet Water Polo Player and Russian Coach Aleksandr Kabanov Dies

Former Soviet water polo player Alexandr Kabanov died at the age of 72. He won 2 Olympic gold medals in 1972 and 1980 and coached the Russian National Team.

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Two Hungarian Water Polo Greats, Including Tibor Benedek, Die One Day Apart

Tibor Benedek, 47, and Gyorgy Karpati, 84, both won 3 Olympic gold medals for Hungary, albeit playing in different generations.


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Restructured Water Polo Champions League To Start November 10

Next season the water polo Champions League will feature 12 teams in the main round and a single-round qualification.

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LEN Survey Reveals Most Elite European Swimmers are Back in the Water

LEN, the leading body for aquatic sports in Europe has released the results of a survey conducted on its athletes, revealing many are resuming training.

Dates Set for 2021 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Men’s Water Polo

The tournament to decide the last 3 men’s teams for the Olympic Games will remain in Rotterdam and be held from Febraury 14-21.

Croatia vs. World Water Polo Match Planned to Honor Retiring Ratko Rudic

According to the director of the Croatian Water Polo Association, the match will bring together a number of the great players of Rudic’s past.

Ratko Rudic, Who Coached 3 Nations to 4 Olympic Gold Medals, Retires

Ratko Rudic is without doubt the greatest water polo coach of his generation, and probably of any generation. He has retired at 71-years old.

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Relive the 2016 Olympic Women’s Water Polo Gold Medal Match

The match pitted the powerhouse Americans against the cinderella Italians for Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games.

FINA Announces Latest Schedule Updates, Cancellations for 2020 Events

Among the cancellations are all but 1 remaining stop of the 2020 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.

Women’s Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournament Rescheduled for May

Citing concerns of coronavirus, FINA has moved the women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament to May, and will consider moving it from the seaside city of Trieste.

Hosszu Wins Record 7th Hungary Sportswoman of the Year; Milak Wins Men’s Honor

Katinka Hosszu made history in many ways in 2019, and this week added one more superlative to her resume: the most Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year awards.

Water Polo Australia and AOC Join The Fight Against Rampant Bushfires

Water Polo Australia (WPA) announced on Friday that they will be joining the fight against the rampant bushfires, currently tearing through their country.

USA’s Johnson, Hungary’s Varga Win Total Water Polo Top Awards

Total Water Polo announced that USA goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson and Hungarian driver Denes Varga have earned its 2019 Total Player Awards.

US Women’s WP Finish 2019 Undefeated With Holiday Cup Title In Princeton

The USA Water Polo Women’s National Team finished 2019 undefeated defeating the Netherlands 12-6 to claim the 2019 Holiday Cup title.

Recco’s 33-Game Home Winning Streak Comes To An End

Title-holder Ferencvaros halted Recco’s 33-game home winning streak but couldn’t convert its late lead as Recco managed to save the big game to a draw.