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Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

Croatia’s men’s water polo team won its first gold medal and only its second Olympic medal since gaining its independence, defeating Italy, 8-6. Maro Jokovic scored three goals for Croatia, which won a silver in Atlanta in 1996. Italy won bronze at those Games and hadn’t been on the podium since until the silver at […]

Trailing by three, Serbia scored four unanswered goals in the fourth period to defeat Montenegro, 12-11, and win the bronze medal in men’s water polo. Filip Filipovic had three of Serbia’s goals, including two in the fourth period.

The U.S. men’s water polo team lost to Australia, 10-9, in the match for seventh place. The U.S. men returned 10 players from the team that won silver in Beijing four years ago and had high hopes that they could win their first gold in this sport since 1904. Instead. They return home in eighth […]

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.

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  • Aug 12, 2012
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Italy defeated Serbia, 9-7, in a semifinal of the men’s water polo tournament, advancing to the gold medal match Sunday vs. Croatia. Valentino Gallo scored three goals for the Italians. Montenegro and Serbia will play for the bronze, also on Sunday.

Croatia jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead and held off Balkan rival Montenegro for a 7-5 win in the men’s water polo semifinals. Croatia will play the winner of the Italy-Serbia semifinal (2:50 p.m.) in the final. Sandro Sukno scored two goals and Josip Pavic recorded 13 saves for Croatia, which avenged its loss […]

Spain defeated the U.S. men’s water polo team, 8-7, relegating the Americans to eighth place in the Olympic tournament. Felipe Perrone Rocha scored three goals for Spain; Jeff Powers and Layne Beaubien had two each for the United States.

The U.S. women pulled away from Spain with a four-goal second period and a strong performance by Maggie Steffens, winning their first water polo gold medal in four tries with an 8-5 victory Thursday over Spain. Steffens scored five goals and finished the tournament with 21. Trailing 7-2 at the start of the fourth period, […]

The U.S. women’s water polo team held Spain scoreless in the third period and added goals by Maggie Steffens – her 20th – and Brenda Villa – to build their lead to 7-2 in the gold medal match. Steffens had four goals for the U.S. team in the first three periods. The U.S. women are […]

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