Once a winner

Serbia was able to pull everything back together, winning the bronze medal at the Water Polo World Championship. The Dolphins beat Greece by 11:8 in their well known style, taking the podium at 10/10 competitions. 

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Photo: VSS

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Serbian shortlist

After the less than shocking quitting of Nikola Jokić, Serbia’s National Team had its first tweaks. The broad list of 25 players got cut down to only 17. 

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Source: FIBA

Serbia will have a mix of both Euroleague and NBA experience, which should give them enough of a competitive boost.  The names are the same, while the ambitions are higher with every tournament. Continue reading Serbian shortlist

Denver says YES

The strongly covered case of Nikola Jokić has finally gotten to the proper channels. Serbia’s Basketball Federation has issued a press release, tackling his potential lack of participation on the Eurobasket.

O "Aferi Jokić" se oglasio i KSS. #sport #kosarka #srbija #reprezentacija #basketball #jokic @nuggets

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Poslednji dan Stare godine, poznat je kao dan za rezimiranje, rekapitulaciju iz prethodnih 365. Sport nam je tokom 2016. godine dao mnogo razloga za veselje. Olimpijci, mladi fudbaleri, košarkaši, vaterpolisti…

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 Foto: J.L.

The last day of the current year is always destinated to recaps of the part 365. Sport has given us so many reasons to be happy. Football, basketball, the Olympics. For Serbia, that obviously had to be water polo, which definitely marked the year 2016. Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Water polo: a well deserved retirement

One of water polo’s most beloved pairings has officially retired from the National Team. Slobodan Nikić and teammate Živko Gocić have played their last match as Dolphins at the Tašmajdan pool in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Nikić (left) and Gocić (right), enjoying their seats. Photo: J.L.

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Orlići za pobedu

U21: Serbia beats Ireland

In one of their last obstacles before reaching the Eurocup, Serbia beat Ireland by 3:1 proving character, talent and tenacity. Poland is now steps ahead.

Srpski mladi reprezentativci savladali su selekciju Irske rezultatom 3:1. Nakon slabog starta i penala za domaćine, Orlići su na korak od Evropskog šampionata.

Uprkos prvom satu meča, koji bi trebalo dobro analizirati a zatim i zaboraviti, igrači Tomislava Sivića uzdigli su se do pobede golovima Nemanje Mihajlovića i Mijata Gaćinovića, koji je finiširao odličnih dvadeset minuta Srbije.

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Sećanje na Španiju

Na današnji dan pre tačno šest godina, pala je moćna Španija. Tadašnji svetski prvak i jedan od najvećih pretendenata na novu krunu oprostio se od Mundobasketa u antologijskoj utakmici. 

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ONA trojka. Foto: Web.

Pamtiće se fenomenalna igra ekipe Dušana Ivkovića, završnica ,,za srčku” i konačnih 92:89.

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SRB – ESP (10:7)

Vaterpolo reprezentacija Srbije, doživela je pravi preporod. U četvrtfinalu se protiv selekcije Španije iskazala sva snaga evropskog i svetskog šampiona, za silovit ulazak u polufinale. Čeka se noć i novi protivnik.

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Foto: TANJUG

In their best match yet, Serbia beats Spain for a spot in the Mens Water polo Semifinals. A 10:7 win was marked by a solid standing in all the aspects of the Serbian strategy, while it is now clear that the World and European Champions are ready in Rio. 

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Serbia – China (94:60)

Serbia is in the mens Olympic quarterfinals! The players of coach Aleksandar Đorđević have beat China by 94:60 in a match dominated by the Serbs, supported from their fellow national team members in water polo. An even better rerun of last year’s match on the  Belgrade Trophy.

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Photo: AP

Despite China’s man to man defence, the speed and precision of Serbia, tonight playing in white, was undeniable. It has to be mentioned that team China was showing off mostly very young players, considering their most experienced generation is on their way to a well deserved retirement. Nevertheless, we are definitely going to be hearing some of these names in the years to come. Especially as the style of the European players blends with the strong Chinese work ethics.

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HAPPY OLYMPICS!

Tonight marks the opening of the long awaited, 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The ceremony that lasted around four hours, represents the celebration of all of the participant nations, and the vibrant Brazilian spirit Get ready for the next 16 days of Olympic excitement, many incredible competitions and over ten thousand competitors that are going to give their all for their countries. 

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The panorama of the Maracana. Photo: Rio 2016, FB

A total of 206 national teams and a 103 athletes representing Serbia. Let the games begin!