Saturday, 9 June 2012

Olympic Water Polo

Water Polo is a game which played in Summer Olympic programs and played in water poll. There are two teems played in this game with a ball in the water. People like water polo as a good game and enjoy it very much. It was first started in 1900 and the most famous water polo match in history is played in 1956. Players aren’t allowed to touch the sides or the bottom of the pool during play, and may swim as much as three miles during a match.

The game clock is stopped when the ball is not 'in play' (between a foul being committed and the free throw being taken, and between a goal being scored and the restart). As a result, the average quarter lasts around 12 minutes 'real time'. A team may not have possession of the ball for longer than 30 seconds[4] without shooting for the goal unless an opponent commits an ejection foul. After 30 seconds, possession passes to the other team. However, if a team shoots the ball within the allotted time, and regains control of the ball, the shot clock is reset to 30 seconds. Each team may call 2 one-minute timeouts in the four periods of regulation play, and one timeout if the game goes into overtime.  

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