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Water polo at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The water polo tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the London 2012 Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park from 29 July to 12 August. The venue's capacity held 5,000 spectators. Twelve teams competed in the men's tournament and eight teams in the women's tournament.

Water Polo
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Water Polo, London 2012.png
VenueWater Polo Arena
Dates29 July - 12 August 2012
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QualificationEdit

 
Aerial view of the Water Polo Arena, a temporary venue built for Water Polo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Both of Great Britain's teams automatically qualified, while the African qualification tournament was cancelled due as no teams entered, increasing the available spots at each final qualification tournament to four.[1][2]

MenEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Number
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation 1   Great Britain
2011 World League Super-Final 21–26 June 2011   Florence, Italy 1   Serbia
2011 FINA World Championships 16–31 July 2011   Shanghai, China 3   Italy
  Croatia
  Hungary
2011 Pan American Games 23–29 October 2011   Guadalajara, Mexico 1   United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championships 23–29 January 2012   Chiba City, Japan 1   Kazakhstan
Oceania 1   Australia
World Qualification Tournament 1–8 April 2012   Edmonton, Canada[3] 4   Montenegro
  Spain
  Greece
  Romania
Total 12

WomenEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Number
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation 1   Great Britain
2011 Pan American Games 23–28 October 2011   Guadalajara, Mexico 1   United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championships 23–29 January 2012   Chiba City, Japan 1   China
Oceania 1   Australia
World Qualification Tournament 15–22 April 2012   Trieste, Italy[3] 4   Spain
  Italy
  Russia
  Hungary
Total 8

DrawEdit

The draw for the Olympic tournament took place in May 2012. The men were drawn into two groups of six teams, the women were drawn into two groups of four teams.[4]

Men's competitionEdit

Group A Group B

Women's competitionEdit

Group A Group B

Medal summaryEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit