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Water Polo at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Events: 1

Participants: 101 (101 men and 0 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: ESP Jaime Cruells (18 years, 94 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Charles Smith (45 years, 168 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 27 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


The 1924 water polo tournament was held at the Piscine des Tourelles in Saint-Mandé, in the Val de Marne départment of the eastern suburbs of Paris. This was also the site of the swimming and diving events, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. There were 13 teams entered in the tournament, which was held as a single-elimination tournament, with a Bergvall format tournament used to contest the silver, and then the bronze medals. In a Bergvall format, all those losing to the champion play off in a small-tournament for second-place, while those losing to either the champion or runner-up contest a tournament for third-place.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Water Polo FRA France BEL Belgium USA United States