Olympic Water polo Schedule 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel & Key Facts

If you are following the 2021 Olympics, you can rest assured that water polo is also there. Water polo fans across the globe will want to tune into their favorite TV channel to watch their favorite water polo teams competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

All of the water polo games will take place at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Koto. There will be 22 teams who will be competing in the tournament.

Well, that’s a lot of numbers and why you will want to follow this from the start to the end. The postponed event will take place in a month. So, you need to know this critical information to stay updated.

2021 Olympic Water Polo Dates and Venues

The 2021 Olympic Water Polo competition in Summer Olympics will be an all men competition. The men’s water polo tournament will take place from 25 July to 8 August 2021.

The officials have also confirmed the place to host the water polo games. All of the games will be taking place at Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

Olympic Water polo 2021

How to Watch Olympic Water polo Live Stream Online?

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Olympic Water polo Schedule 2021

Here is the complete Olympic Water polo Schedule 2021 include start time, event, group, team, Quarterfinals, Semifinal, Classification, Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match and Victory Ceremony.

*All times in Japan Standard Time (JST)
*Every Event will take place in the same Venue Tatsumi Water Polo Centre

Saturday, 24 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBJapan vs United States
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundACanada vs Australia
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundASouth Africa vs Spain
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundBChina vs ROC*

Sunday, 25 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundASouth Africa vs Italy
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAHungary vs Greece
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAUnited States vs Japan
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBAustralia vs Montenegro
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundBSerbia vs Spain
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundBCroatia vs Kazakhstan

Monday, 26 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBUnited States vs China
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBROC* vs Hungary
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundAAustralia vs Netherlands
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundASpain vs Canada

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundASouth Africa vs United States
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBMontenegro vs Spain
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundB Kazakhstan vs Serbia
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAItaly vs Greece
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundAJapan vs Hungary
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundBAustralia vs Croatia

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBHungary vs United States
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundACanada vs South Africa
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundBChina vs Japan
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundANetherlands vs Spain

Thursday, 29 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAHungary vs South Africa
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBSpain vs Kazakhstan
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAUnited States vs Italy
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBCroatia vs Montenegro
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundAGreece vs Japan
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundBSerbia vs Australia

Friday, 30 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundASouth Africa vs Netherlands
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBUnited States vs ROC*
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundAJapan vs Hungary
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundBSpain vs Australia

Saturday, 31 July 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBMontenegro vs Kazakhstan
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBAustralia vs Spain
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundAUnited States vs Hungary
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBCroatia vs Serbia
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundAItaly vs Japan
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundASouth Africa vs Greece

Sunday, 1 August 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundBHungary vs China
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Preliminary RoundANetherlands vs Canada
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundBROC* vs Japan
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Preliminary RoundAAustralia vs South Africa

Monday, 2 August 2021

TimeEventGroupTeam
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBHungary vs Italy
10:00 – 12:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBGreece vs United States
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundASerbia vs Montenegro
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Preliminary RoundBSpain vs Croatia
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundAJapan vs South Africa
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Preliminary RoundAAustralia vs Kazakhstan

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

TimeEvent
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Quarterfinals (2 matches)
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Quarterfinals (2 matches)

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

TimeEvent
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Quarterfinals (2 matches)
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Quarterfinals (2 matches)

Thursday, 5 August 2021

TimeEvent
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Classification match (5th-8th places)
14:00 – 16:50Women’s Semifinal
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Classification match (5th-8th places)
18:20 – 21:10Women’s Semifinal

Friday, 6 August 2021

TimeEvent
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Classification match (5th-8th places)
14:00 – 16:50Men’s Semifinal
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Classification match (5th-8th places)
18:20 – 21:10Men’s Semifinal

Saturday, 7 August 2021

TimeEvent
9:30 – 12:20Women’s classification match (7th-8th places
9:30 – 12:20Women’s classification match (5th-6th places)
13:40 – 15:00Women’s Bronze Medal Match
16:30 – 18:20Women’s Gold Medal Match
16:30 – 18:20Women’s Victory Ceremony

Sunday, 8 August 2021

TimeEvent
9:30 – 12:20Men’s classification match (7th-8th places
9:30 – 12:20Men’s classification match (5th-6th places)
13:40 – 15:00Men’s Bronze Medal Match
16:30 – 18:20Men’s Gold Medal Match
16:30 – 18:20Men’s Victory Ceremony

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Olympic Water Polo Rules

FINA – Federation Internationale de Natation has set the standard rules for Olympic level water polo events. You can find the details of the water polo rules right on the official site of FINA.

The game involves 6-on-6 team players plus goalkeepers. In total, there are 7 members in each team. The duration of the game is four, 7-minute quarters. Each squad has 13 players or more. The substitutions are possible during the game.

The final goal is when the ball crosses the goal line.

There are also other valuations that the participants should consider, such as minor fouls, major fouls, swearing, brutal fouls, and so on. Finally, there will be medal rounds where the winner will take the gold medal.

Olympics Water Polo History

Back then, water polo took place in the lakes and rivers. Back then, a pig’s stomach was the primary material to make the ball for water polo. But not anymore. Rubber balls are the most common one. It started as an exhibition in the 1900 Olympic Games. Then the popularity rose in 1911. There were 12 countries’ teams that competed in the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games.

From 1928 to the 1980s, people across the globe had known Hungary as the best water polo nation.

Top Olympic Water Polo Teams at Tokyo Olympics

In the modern water polo era, we cannot neglect the overwhelming records of Team USA in women’s water polo. The Water Polo captain Maggie Steffens shared her experience in the Olympic Channel and told why her team could reign in the competition. She said that they were a group of badass women that never give up.

Although Hungary is one of the most prominent water polo teams, the men’s water polo looks like a strong competitor in Italy.

2 thoughts on “Olympic Water polo Schedule 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel & Key Facts”

  1. Thanks for this excellent schedule summary! Looking forward to many excellent games. These athletes deserve our support and admiration. Unlike huge revenue sports, water polo is all about love and heart.

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