Developed in England in the 19th century as an aquatic version of Rugby, Water Polo, the modernistic version, is among the most popular water sports in the world. Given the fact that it was included in the Olympics programme quite early in the day-1900 Paris Games-and has regular featured in every Olympic Games since then (except the 1904 St Louis), though women's Water Polo made its debut quite late in 2000 Sydney Games. And since 1900, it's Hungary that has dominated the game with 9 gold medals and 15 overall. Hungarians have even displayed remarkable grasp over the disciplines of the game as between 1928 and 1980, they have medals at every Olympic Games. Italy and Britain and second and third with 4 gold medals each to their name; Britain has honour of successively winning 4 out of 4 gold medals since the games debut till 1920. In the 2012 London Games, 12 teams from men's category and 8 from women will compete for the gold and the competition will be held at Olympic Park - Water Polo Arena from 29th July to 12th August.
Men Olympic Water Polo Winners