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Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2020 - (ITA)

January 19 - 24, 2021

The Tournament


In Trieste, Italy, nine of the world’s best teams will fight, from January 19-24, for one of the four places that will allow them to compete at the Olympic Games in Japan.

So far, eight nations have already won their ticket for the Olympic celebration: Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, Spain, Russia, USA and Japan as host

Historically, Italy has a strong tradition in the first Olympic team sport. Its water polo teams have accomplished brilliant results at an international level and all conditions are met in Trieste to welcome the tournament.

This event of upmost importance has also a special meaning, after an unprecedented year of 2020, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic: it represents the return of Sport to the lives of our athletes, following a forced halt of many months. It is the light at the end of the tunnel we were all hoping for.

The competition follows the usual format of three preliminary round matches, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. However, the main purpose of the tournament is to find the top two, so semifinal day is where the real action happens.


City Info

Trieste is the most international city in the region, suspended between a glorious past of "Little Vienna on the Sea" and the present cosmopolitan city.

From the Audace pier to the old Lanterna, there is a succession of sails, antique shop window displays, shops and beautiful buildings: in the distance, one can glimpse the white profile of Miramare, the romantic castle of Maximilian and Charlotte of Hapsburg. A journey of discovery of the city's history, literature and art, from the Roman era to medieval wonders, to the Habsburg splendour. The wealth of architectural styles in the palaces in Trieste is remarkable: Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Eclectic and Baroque, coexisting in a harmonious blend with Roman remains, eighteenth century buildings and Hapsburg style buildings. 


Venue info

Centro Federale “B. Bianchi” Passeggio Sant’Andrea, 8 – Trieste (Italy) 

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