Wednesday, November 27, 2013

1958: The team of Valetta Olympiads.

The team of Valetta Olympiads Champions at the Inter City Water Polo League  in 1958. This League was a summer competition between the Valetta Water Polo players - usually the "reserves" teams of Valletta United. Water Polo was very popular during this period of time in Malta. Among the players wirh Cap 1 Joseph Zampa, Cap 3 Lawrence Zammit, Cap 5 John Curmi (Coach of Valletta United in later years), Cap 3 Paul Gauci (squatting). 
Source: Courtesy of Mario Zampa and Jo Meli

Monday, November 25, 2013

1981: The great Water Polo team of Cuba

The National team of Cuba, winner of bronze medal in the 2nd FINA cup of Long Beach, USA in 1981. In the same year Cuba won the gold of the 1st " Coppa Latina" held in Santiago Chile. The team coached by Juan Almeneiro: Oscar Periche, Orlando Cowley, Barbaro Diaz, Lazaro Costa, Pedro Rodriguez, Nelson Dominguez, Jorge Rizo, Arturo Ramos, Carlos Benitez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Oriel Dominguez.
Source: private collection 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

1931: The team of Alexandria Sporting Club, Egypt

The Water Polo team of Alexandria Sporting Club, Egypt in1931
Source: private collection 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1957: Documentary on the golden Hungarian team

"The Water Polo artistes" Awesome documentary of the Hungarian Television in 1957 with the participation of all members of the great Hungarian team winner of gold medal in Melbourne 1956 Olympics, together with their coach Bela Rajki.
Source: http://mandarchiv.hu/

Monday, November 4, 2013

1958: The Champions of “Comunicaciones”.

The team of Club Personal del Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Buenos Aires, Champion of Argentina in 1958. J.Lucey, E.Parca, J.Gentile, O.Codaro, O.Gentile, N.Romano, J.C.Maganas, N.Caporali. Coach S.Gentile. Official: A.Carralles. 
Source: El grafico 17/1/1958