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H2O Polo proudly presents the official 1996 USA Water Polo Media Guide. The guide's information is prepared by US Water Polo for use by journalists from around the world covering water polo at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
For the first time ever, all fans have access to the inside story on water polo, the first team sport of the Olympic Games. We hope you will enjoy the media guide and that it will make tracking Team USA's quest for Olympic gold even more fun!
You're invited to splash through our five areas:
First, Get Wet - So, you're at the edge of the pool and ready to jump in. Check out the best way to navigate this site, the real story on USWP, and how this cool site and media guide originated.
Take a Few Laps Down Memory Lane - Before you can score, you've got to know the game. Browse the rugged history of American water polo. Then, refresh your memory on the finer points of the game. We've even got a few words for you.
Kick Hard and Drive Towards The Goal - With Team USA seeking the gold medal at the Olympics, you've got to know when to cheer and when to "boo!" Also, help size up the international competition.
Rear Back and Catch The Pass - You've being guarded by the bold and beautiful players of the US Women's National Team. Don't expect any special treatment, these outstanding athletes are gearing up for the anticipated launch of women's water polo at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Take The Sweet Shot - The buff and bronze players of the US Men's National Team are ready to meet the challenge at Atlanta. When they're not swimming over their opponents, they are showing up on television's Baywatch and posing almost-nude on the cover of Life magazine.