Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Paolo De Crescenzo (Naples, 1950 - June 2, 2017) was an Italian Water Polo player and Coach. Paolo grew up in Canottieri Napoli under the leadership of Friz Dennerlein. He started in the first team in 1965, beginning his militancy in that group that dominated Italy's water polo in the 70s winning 4 Italian Championships and the 1977 European Champions Cup. In 1983 he became Head Coach of Posillipo Napoli and immediately won the sympathy of the environment. The coaching carrier of De Crescenzo from that point had an exponential rise: 9 Italian Championships, 2 Italian Cups, 2 European Cups and above all 2 European Champion Cup as well one European Super cup made him one of the most titled coaches of the Italian and European Water Polo. In the 2003-05 season he also led the National team to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games before returning for another two years to his beloved Posillipo, then retiring in 2007. In the summer of 2013 he returned to lead the A1 team Acquachiara, Napoli to its first European Participation.
Friday, March 3, 2017
The team of Yugoslavia, gold winner in Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. The team: Milorad Krivokapic, Deni Lusic, Zoran Petrovic, Bozo Vuletic, Veselin Djuho, Zoran Roje, Milivoj Bebic, Perica Bukic, Goran Sukno, Tomislav Paskvalin, Igor Milanovic, Dragan Andric, Andrija Popovic. Coach: Ratko Rudic
Source: magazine "Il mondo del Nuoto", 9 September 1984
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) team in 1994. Front row: Guy Baker (Head Coach), Tommy Wong, Adam Krikorian, Scott Turner, Mark Sutter, Matt Emerzian (Assist. Coach), Second row: Corbon Graham, Steve Haney, Dave Dowdwey, Jim Toring, Andreas Luba, Third row: Dan Reuter, Jeff Porter, Lutter Weidner, Zack Fisten, Milos Bozinovski. Fourth row: Kevin Kramer, Jake Jokota, Brandon Stont, Terry Baker, Eric Helfer. Back row: Matt Swanson, Jeremy Braxton-Brown, Randy Wright, Steve Covec.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The team of Portugal that took part at Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games composed by: Francisco Alves, Eduardo Barbeiro, Óscar Cabral, José Manuel Correia, Máximo Couto, João Franco do Vale, Rodrigo Basto Junior, Fernando Madeira, Armando Moutinho.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
The National team of Netherlands train under the command of Frans Kuyper, in the De Miranda pool of Amsterdam, preparing for the 1953 Trofeo d'Italia to be held in Nijmegen.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
The Italian men's Water Polo Championship in 1912 was the 1st official edition. The tournament was organized by the then Federazione Italiana Rari Nantes and was disputed in Naples September 14, 1912, in the stretch of sea facing the harbor of Santa Lucia. The tournament was played by three teams Genoa, Rari Nantes Partenope and Società Podistica Lazio. The ligurian team won the first National Italian title.
Source: private collection
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The team of S.S. Lazio Nuoto, winner of the 1945 Italian Championship. It has been the first post-World War II Championship not recognized officially by the Italian Federation for technical reasons. Standing L-R: Ivo Bitetti, Gozzo, Catalani, Tamagnini, Aldo Ghira, Franco Baccini Squatting L-R: Camillo De Giovanni, Caselli, Gemignio Ognio.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
The team of Circolo Canottieri Ortigia, Siracusa participating in serie C in 1966. From L-R: Huniadfy, Rosario Lo Bello, Roberto Cannizzo, Gianfranco Nasti, Garbato, Carlo Mirisola, Giacomo Rizza, Sasà Puglisi, Angelo Ignoti.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
The National team of India silver medalist at 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
India lost in the final against Japan with 4-2 Ranking Japan, India, Indonesia
The Indian team: Ashok Biswas, Tarun Goswami, Samir Kapadia, Bharat Merchant, Piyush Mitra, Abdul Mutlib, Pattabi Raman, Chandram Rana, Avinash Sarang, Deep Narayan Singh, Umad Singh
Source: courtesy of Saibal Kumar Shaw
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Baron Pierre De Coubertin, father of modern Olympic Games, was saying that “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part”. Believing or not this famous quote we go back to see the Water Polo's “Magnificent 1 + 11” players who did, in fact, participate most times at the Olympics:
Manuel Estiarte, Spain: 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000
Paul Radmilovic, Great Britain: 1908, 1912,1920, 1924, 1928 Dezso Gyarmati, Hungary: 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 Gianni De Magistris, Italy: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 George Mavrotas, Greece : 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 Jordi Sans, Spain : 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 Salvador Gomez, Spain : 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Jesus Rolan, Spain: 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004. Tibor Benedek, Hungary 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Tamas Kasas, Hungary 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, Giorgos Afroudakis (Greece) 1996, 2000,2004, 2008, 2012, Tony Azevedo (USA) 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and Stefano Tempesti ( Italy): 2000-2004-2008-2012-2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The team of USSR coached by Boris Popov, winner in Guayaquil 1982 World Championships. The team: Eugeni Shraronov, Vladimir Akimov, Aleksei Vdovin, Nikolai Smirnov, Eugeni Grishin, Alexander Kleimenov, Alexander Kabanov, Erkin Shagaev, Hourlan Mendygaliev, Mikhail Ivanov, Georgy Mshvenieradze, Sergei Kotenko.
Source: Il mondo della Pallanuoto, August 1982 - Sandro Castellano
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Another picture of the golden United States Team at the World University Games 1979 in Mexico City.Top Row L-.R: Asst. Coach Rick Rowland, Jack Graham, John Dobrott, Peter Campbell, Jody Campbell, John Gansel, Greg Boyer, Terry Schroeder, Jeff Stites, Head Coach Dante Dettamanti. Bottom Row L-R: Manager Doug Arth, Marty Davis, Doug Burke, Dave Myers
Source: courtesy of Dante Dettamanti