Rio 2016 News

Tough loss to Aussies against a physical Italian outfit

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Gemma Beadsworth of Australia passes the ball in the Women's Water Polo semifinal match between Australia and the United States at the Water Polo Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

AOC; Rio: The Australian women’s water polo team have suffered a narrow loss against rivals Italy 7-8 in game two of the pool stage.   Italy dominated from the outset, playing an aggressive game, taking an early 4-2 lead at

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Men’s Water Polo get their first win of the Games

Joe Kayes

AOC; Rio: The Australian Men’s Water Polo are going from strength to strength getting their first win of the 2016 Olympic Games defeating Japan 8-6.   After losing to Brazil in game one and drawing against Hungary in game two,

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Australia dominates Russia in water polo opener

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Ash Southern of Australia shoots at goal over Elvina Karimova of Russia during the Preliminary Round, Group A Womens Waterpolo match between Russia and Australia on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

AOC; Rio: The Australian women’s water polo team has kick started their Rio campaign with a strong, dominant win over Russia 14-4.   It was the start the Aussies were hoping for after playing Russia six weeks ago and managing

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Finals hope remain alive for Men’s Team in Rio

Richie Campbell v MNE

Rio, 8 August: Australia’s Men’s Water Polo side have kept their finals hopes alive after a gutsy performance against powerhouse Hungary, with the game ending in a 9-9 draw. It was the return to form the Aussies were hoping for

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Gold medal desire spurs Beadsworth comeback

Dual Olympian Gemma Beadsworth celebrates her 250th international game.

AOC; Rio: Despite having two bronze medals to her name, Gemma Beadsworth desire for gold bought her out of semi-retirement where she hopes it will be ‘third time lucky’ for the elusive gold medal.   The dual Olympian helped her

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Men’s water polo team go down to host nation

Rhys Howden

6 August 2016; Rio Olympic Games: The Australian Men’s Water Polo team suffered a narrow 7-8 loss to home side Brazil in the opening match of the Rio Olympic Games. In front of a packed and very energetic home crowd,

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Fatovic out to surprise Brazilians in opener

Aussie Sharks Vs Italy

AOC: On night one of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the Australian men’s water polo team will take on hosts Brazil in what is anticipated to be one of the most thrilling match-ups of the pool stages. Brazil has taken

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Women’s Water Polo Team arrive in the Village

Women's Water Polo Team

AOC; RIO: The Women’s Water Polo team have arrived in the Athletes Village after the team was forced into isolation due to a bug that affected four players.   While one player remains in isolation, the rest of the team

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Men’s Water Polo ready for Brazil match up

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AOC: The Australian Men’s Water Polo Team has arrived in Rio and didn’t miss a beat, getting straight into a pool session at Maria Lenk, the venue for the preliminary rounds.   The boys arrived in Rio fresh from an

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Change to Men’s Team for Rio

Nathan Power

Men’s: Water Polo Australia (WPA) has advised the Australian Olympic Committee that Nathan Power has been ruled out of the Rio Olympics after suffering a hand injury. Power has been in camp with the Australian Men’s Water Polo Team in

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