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U.S. Men’s Water Polo Rallies to Top Japan in Olympic Opener

The U.S. men’s water polo team found itself down three goals less than two quarters into its Olympic tournament Sunday. It took a big effort to turn it around. Five goals from Alex Bowen did the trick, leading the U.S. to a 15-13 win over Japan in its Olympic water polo opener at the Tatsumi Water P...

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Azevedo Family Eager to Grow Water Polo Through 6-8 Academy

Azevedo Family Eager to Grow Water Polo Through 6-8 Academy On the daily, the father and son duo of Ricardo Azevedo and Tony Azevedo can be found on the pool deck at the Los Caballeros Sports Village in Fountain Valley, California. Together, they coach a group of 24 athletes, assisting them in achie...

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Five-Time Olympian Jesse Smith Leads U.S. Olympic Water Polo Team

United States men’s water polo coach Dejan Udovicic on Friday named the 13-man roster for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, led by five-time Olympian Jesse Smith. Team USA is fresh off a silver medal at the FINA World League Super Final in Tbilisi, Georgia. The team has been qualified since its gold meda...

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A Look at Advancements in the Water Polo World

A Look at Advancements in the Water Polo World Men’s Water Polo was the first Olympic team sport at the 1900 Games. Since then, tradition has long since dominated the sport, though in different regions the game adapted in different ways. Play itself has changed little.  In the late 19th century, the...

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USA Water Polo Rolls Past Kazakhstan in FINA World League Super Final

The USA Water Polo Women's National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA World League Super Final with a convincing 20-2 victory over Kazakhstan. Stephania Haralabidis delivered five goals while Amanda Longan recorded 14 saves in net to earn player of the match honors. Team USA close...

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USA Water Polo Opens FINA World League Super Final With Win Over Greece

The USA Women's National Water Polo Team opened up play at the FINA World League Super Final with a 16-9 win over Greece on Monday. Maddie Musselman scored three goals and was named player of the match while Stephania Haralabidis and Rachel Fattal added three scores each to bolster the offense. Ashl...

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The World of Water Polo: How Much Do You Know?

The World of Water Polo: How Much Do You Know? By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern  An official blows sharply on a whistle and 12 anxious players, six per team, dash wildly toward the middle of the pool. Two of the 12 sprint for a bright yellow polo ball plopped between the racing teams bec...

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Why Water Polo Players Should Join a Swim Team

Why Water Polo Players Should Join a Swim Team Most water polo players aren’t eager to join a swim team to train during the offseason. But, swimming can actually be extremely beneficial for a polo player. Well-conditioned swimmers can better resist fatigue, are more agile in the water and are able t...