Water polo is a competitive team sport practiced in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which both teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the goal of the opposing team. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team consists of six players on the field and a goalkeeper.
A water polo game consists of swimming the players to move in the pool, walk on the water often using the kick-drummer technique, pass the ball and shoot at goal. Teamwork tactical thinking and game knowledge are also very important aspects of a water polo game.
Water polo is a very physical and demanding sport and has often been cited as one of the most difficult sports to play. Sports fanatics from all over the world can buy Olympic Water Polo Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
The history of water polo as a team sport began as a show of strength and skill in swimming at the end of the 19th century in England and Scotland. Water sports and racing shows were characteristic of county fairs and festivals. Men’s water polo was one of the first team sports introduced at the Olympic Games in 1900.
The water polo rules cover water polo play, procedures, equipment and refereeing. These rules are similar throughout the world, although slight variations are observed at the regional level and according to the governing body.
The governing bodies of water polo include FINA, the international rules organization. The NCAA rules which govern the rules applicable to collegiate matches in the United States, the NFHS rules governing high school rules in the United States and the IOC rules governing rules at Olympic events.
Water polo has been part of the Summer Olympics program since the second Games in 1900. A women’s water polo tournament was launched for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Hungary was the most competitive country in the world. Men’s tournament title while the United States are the only team to have won multiple victories in the women’s tournament since its introduction.
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