Wednesday, May 23, 2007

1910’s; Water Polo match in the golf of Smyrna

According to several findings there is evidence that the game of Water Polo have been practiced into the golf of Smyrna (Izmir) during the 1910's.
Source: Smyrna of Petros Linardos

Note: Smyrna is an ancient city (today Izmir in Turkey) that was founded at a very early period on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, Western Asia Minor. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire World War I, the victors had, for a time, intended to carve up large parts of Anatolia under respective zones of influence and offered the western regions of Turkey to Greece. On 15 May 1919 the Greek Army occupied Izmir, but the Greek expedition towards central Anatolia turned into a disaster for both that country and for the local Greeks of Turkey. The Turkish army regained control of the city on 9 September 1922

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