Gabriella's Szucs from the U.S controls the ball during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Hungary.

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)

SOMA Aquatics, Mill Valley - Summer Swim and Water Polo Camp at Kamptive

SOMA Aquatics, Mill Valley - Summer Swim and Water Polo Camp at Kamptive

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: 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."

The Best Pictures from the London Olympics (So Far)

The Best Pictures from the London Olympics (So Far)

Gay Forums - Do you wear a speedo?I go to ocean mile swim races in the summer & masters events when availiable in the winter.Got any speedo pictures? Post them!

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.

Hungary lost its first match in Olympic men's water polo in 12 years. The three-time defending champion lost 14-10 to Serbia.

2012 Olympics Results: Winners & Losers from Day 2

Hungary lost its first match in Olympic men's water polo in 12 years. The three-time defending champion lost to Serbia.

... 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 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!

I just added a few drops of blue dye to a vase with water.  I cut the water drops out of foam paper that I bought at Michales

I just added a few drops of blue dye to a vase with water. I cut the water drops out of foam paper that I bought at Michales

Countdown To Beijing: Water Polo

Countdown To Beijing: Water Polo

Water polo may seem like a boring water sport, but it's actually an interesting Olympic event any sports fan can dive into.

2012 Olympics  LONDON!

Dive in! London Aquatics Center unveiled

2012 Olympic Swimming and Diving complex! So excited to watch some super fast swimming this summer!

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.

Men's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Edmonton  April 1-8, 2012

Men's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Edmonton April 2012

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