A water polo ball is a ball used in water polo and canoe polo, usually characterized by a bright yellow colour and ease of grip ability, so as to allow it to be held with one hand despite its large size.
In the first half of 2005, FINA allowed a change to the standard water polo ball used in official games. This change permitted a coloured middle stripe (blue, green, red, black, or yellow) with the normal yellow stripes flanking the coloured.
In May 2006, the NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Committees announced a rule change allowing the colored balls to be used in all NCAA and NFHS sanctioned games. The current rule states that the water polo ball must be “yellow with black lines,” but new wording will allow for colored panels.Mikasa Sports, manufacturer of the new colored ball, claims that the new ball benefits teams by making it easier for them to keep track of their balls, differentiating the women’s balls from the men’s and teaching proper rotation on the ball.
Unique designs and color combinations have been used to commemorate special competitions.
The Water Polo tournament at the 2012 Olympics in London is scheduled to be held at the London 2012 Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park from 29 July to 12 August. The venue will hold 5,000 spectators during water polo matches. Twelve teams will compete in the men's tournament and eight teams in the women's tournament.Olympic Water Polo Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at reasonable prices.
Olympic Water Polo Tickets.