WATER POLO: US matches were rough. Water polo was contested at the 1900 and 1904 Olympics, but not by everyone. The games used the US rules, and that was too violent for some countries, so many did not take part in the event. 1900 - Men's water polo was added to the Olympics and it has been an Olympic event ever since. 1904 - Only US teams played as the matches used US rules. Other teams refused to play that violent form of the game. 1908 - Rules made the event "more civilized."
A full list of all the events from the Pan Am games in Toronto this summer. I went to watch one of my best friends compete in water-polo and they won silver!
Torch bearer (and NMH teacher) Grant Gonzalez lights the Olympic flame outside Memorial Chapel on an appropriately wintry day. While athletes compete in the Korean Olympic games, NMH is staging its own contests. Events include water polo, bubble soccer, a trivia contest, and a secret-egg hunt. Glenn Minshall photo