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Water polo at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Water polo at the 1964 Summer Olympics was held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. The gymnasium was built in 1961-1964 as the first indoor pool for Olympic water polo; it also hosted all swimming and diving events and could accommodate over 13,000 people.

Water polo
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenuesTokyo Metropolitan Indoor Swimming Pool
Date11–18 October 1964
Competitors137 from 13 nations
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union
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Water polo at the 1964 Olympics on a stamp of Japan

In the water polo tournament, two teams from each of the four preliminary groups advanced to two semi-finals, and their four winners competed for the medals. The scores from preliminary rounds were taken into account in the semifinals, and the scores from the semifinals were taken into account in the finals.[1]


Medal summaryEdit


  1. ^ "Water Polo at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

Coordinates: 35°40′47″N 139°42′45″E / 35.6797°N 139.7124°E / 35.6797; 139.7124