WATER POLO: US matches were rough. Water polo was contested at the 1900 and 1904 Olympics, but not by everyone. The games used the US rules, and that was too violent for some countries, so many did not take part in the event. 1900 - Men's water polo was added to the Olympics and it has been an Olympic event ever since. 1904 - Only US teams played as the matches used US rules. Other teams refused to play that violent form of the game. 1908 - Rules made the event "more civilized."

Illustrated History of Olympic Water Polo

Water polo started in Europe and in the USA. It later merged into one game, favoring the European style of play, around It became an Olympic sport in with women's polo added in

us mens olympic water polo team ~ one of my fav olympic events.  ;)

us mens olympic water polo team ~ one of my fav olympic events.

Water Polo legends: 1968, Mexico: Olympic pictograms poster

One of the official posters printed in Mexico on the occasion of the Mexico Olympic Games. We can notice the Olympic Sports pictogram.

... Olympics, 1968 Summer Olympics events, 1968 in water polo, Water polo

Olympics, 1968 Summer Olympics events, 1968 in water polo, Water polo

A full list of all the events from the Pan Am games in Toronto this summer. I went to watch one of my best friends compete in water-polo and they won silver!

A list of all the sports events being competed in at Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games…

USA Water Polo team captain and NYAC athlete Tony Azevedo visited the Club during the 100 Days Out Event. Rio will be his fifth Olympic Games.

USA Water Polo team captain and NYAC athlete Tony Azevedo visited the Club during the 100 Days Out Event. Rio will be his fifth Olympic Games.

Gabriella's Szucs from the U.S controls the ball during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Hungary at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)

Gabriella's Szucs from the U.S controls the ball during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Hungary at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)

Olympic swimming: where you can justify ogling half naked men as being patriotic.

Funny Sports Ecard: Olympic swimming: where you can justify ogling half naked men as being patriotic.

Olympic venues

Spectators watch the U. compete against Hungary during a Water Polo International invitational event at the Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park at Stratford, east London May

Watering Well - USA's Margaret Steffens shoots and scores vs. Hungary during a Water Polo International Invitational event at the Water Polo Arena in Olympic Park at Stratford London.

Watering Well - USA's Margaret Steffens shoots and scores vs. Hungary during a Water Polo International Invitational event at the Water Polo Arena in Olympic Park at Stratford London.

Alexander Gaidukov (L center), head coach of the Russian women's water polo team, and Bronze medalists, Russia's players at an award ceremony for the women's water polo event at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS

Alexander Gaidukov (L center), head coach of the Russian women's water polo team, and Bronze medalists, Russia's players at an award ceremony for the women's water polo event at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS

The Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, located within the Rio Olympic Park Precinct, will play host to the Diving and Water Polo events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Description from

The world’s most prestigious sporting event was hosted on South American soil for the first time as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad headed to picturesque setting of Rio de

Phillip Dutton competes aboard Mighty Nice in the eventing team jumping final and individual qualifier at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Dutton won bronze in the individual event.

Phillip Dutton competes aboard Mighty Nice in the eventing team jumping final and individual qualifier at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on Aug. 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Dutton won bronze in the individual event.

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