Water Polo Olympic Sport
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Water polo is a team water sport. The game consists of 4 quarters (or periods) in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into their opponent’s goal, with the team with the most goals at the end of the game winning the match. A team consists of 6 field players and one goalkeeper in the water at any one time. In addition to this, teams may have substitute field players and one substitute goalkeeper who are not in the water. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool (usually at least 1.8 m deep or 5.9 feet), and players require stamina and endurance to play the game.
Water polo at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Aquatic Centre where women competed for only the second time in the event at the Summer Olympics.
Twelve teams battled it out for the gold medal in the men’s event, where Russia was trying to avenge their defeat by Hungary at the Sydney Olympics. There were eight teams in the women’s event where holders Australia were hoping to retain the title.
The pin depicting the water polo sport in action – the athlete in moving on the surface of the pin.
Product: Olympic Moving Pin
Pin code: #03-051-003
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection