Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Twelve men's teams and eight women's teams qualified for Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

MenEdit

Water Polo Men Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   China
2007 FINA World Championships Mar 17 – Apr 1, 2007   Melbourne 3   Croatia
  Hungary
  Spain
2007 World League Jul 3 – Aug 12, 2007   Berlin^ 1   Serbia
European Qualification Tournament Sep 2–9, 2007   Bratislava 1   Montenegro
2007 Pan American Games Jul 13–29, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 1   United States
Oceania Qualification Tournament Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2007   Auckland 1   Australia
Olympic Qualification Tournament Mar 2–9, 2008   Oradea 4   Germany
  Italy
  Greece
  Canada
TOTAL 12

^Berlin is the host of the super-final only.

WomenEdit

Water Polo Women Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   China
European Qualification Tournament Aug 19–26, 2007   Kirishi 1   Netherlands
2007 Pan American Games Jul 13–29, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 1   United States
Oceania Qualification Tournament Dec 17–19, 2007   Brisbane 1   Australia
Olympic Qualification Tournament Feb 17–24, 2008   Imperia 4   Italy
  Russia
  Hungary
  Greece
TOTAL 8