2012 Olympics - Water Polo

Water Polo, a physical, tough sport played in a pool with goals at opposite ends, is an up-and-down, thrilling event, with four eight-minute periods. The pool, or pitch, is 20m wide and 30m long for the men’s event, and 25m long for the women’s event -- competitors are not allowed to touch the sides or bottom of the pool (swimming upwards of three miles in one game). The women's and men's gold medal matches are Aug. 9 and 12, respectively.

Croatia Downs Italy For Men's Water Polo Gold

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Croatia beat Italy 8-6 to win gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in men's water polo.

Team USA Water Polo Edged By Australia, Settles For 8th Place

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The United States men's water polo team closed out their disappointing tournament with a loss and an eighth place finish.

Team USA Men's Water Polo Loses To Spain In Classification Match

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The United States men's water polo team is not destined for the same glory as the women's team. They lost their classification match to Spain on Friday and will now try not to finish eighth.

United States Wins Gold In Women's Water Polo

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The U.S. women's water polo team finally got gold on Thursday, downing Spain to win the event.

Spain Beats Hungary In Women's Water Polo, Will Meet U.S. For Gold

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The United States now knows who their opponent will be in Thursday's gold medal match for women's water polo. Spain defeated Hungary on Tuesday to advance to the final.

U.S. Women's Water Polo Team Makes Olympic Final Despite Bonehead Move By Coach

U.S. women's water polo coach Adam Krikorian committed a major coaching blunder that almost cost his team a spot in the final.

Team USA Will Play For Gold Medal In Women's Water Polo After Controversial Call

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The U.S. women's water polo team could win its first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. A dramatic win over Australia on Tuesday guaranteed a chance at it.

Team USA Falls To Hungary In Water Polo, Will Play Croatia In Quarterfinals

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The US men’s water polo team suffered a disappointing loss to Hungary in the final game of group play, but will still advance to the quarterfinals despite dropping its last two matches. Hungary...

Water Polo In A Single GIF

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Probably the best water polo GIF you'll see today.

Olympic Organizers Apologize For North Korean Flag Mishap

Olympic organizers issued an apology for displaying the South Korean flag during North Korea's women's soccer match.

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