International/National Team Water Polo

Pro Water Polo Player Released From Hospital after 5-Week Battle with COVID-19

24-year old Kristof Toth spent 5 weeks in the hospital after battling pneumonia and blood clots caused by a coronavirus infection.

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Champions League Draw Live on Monday

The draw for the group phase of the Champions League will take place on Monday in Rome.

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Five More Members Of USA Men’s WP National Team Head To Europe For Club Play

This follows the announcement in early August of 12 Team USA athletes transferring to clubs in Europe.

Champions League Qualification Draw: 18 Teams, Two Spots–New Main Round Format

18 teams entered for this phase, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is only one qualification round.

European Water Polo Championships Returns to Croatia, Set For September 2022

After 12 years, Croatia will host the European Water Polo Championships again. The LEN Bureau has postponed the Championships from July to September 2022.

Croatia Ends Men’s Water Polo Camp after Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The 2017 World Champions from Croatia played a pair of exhibition matches before eventually sending their players into quarantine.

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12 USA Men’s Water Polo National Team Athletes Set To Compete In Europe

Nine of the twelve will compete in Greece to play in the Ethniki League while the other three will be headed to Hungary, Croatia and Italy.

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.

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.

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.

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.