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33rd LEN European Water Polo Championships, Barcelona 2018Main Events 2018, Sports
07/14/2018 - 07/28/2018

Barcelona is no stranger to welcoming international sporting contests to the city; among the numerous events it's hosted in recent times are the 1992 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the 2010 European Athletics Championships, and the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. And this July, it will be the venue for another such fixture, as water polo stars arrive to compete in the European Championship.

Fittingly, the sport has a long history in Catalonia, and since the 1980s, local teams and players have triumphed at both European and global levels; one such player, Manel Estiarte, took part in six Olympic Games and is now recognised as the world's greatest water polo goal scorer.

At this year's competition in Barcelona, 16 male and 12 female teams are taking part, including current champions Hungary (women) and Serbia (men), while the Spanish sides will doubtless be hoping for the advantages provided by a home crowd.

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