LONDON (AP) Three-time defending champion Hungary against gold medal-favorite Serbia. On the first day, too.
This is quite the match for the opening slate of the men's water polo tournament at the London Games.
The Hungarians haven't lost at the Olympics since 2000, running up a 17-match unbeaten streak along the way, and are seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive title. Serbia, meanwhile, has been the most consistent team in the past few years, winning a slew of titles, including the 2012 European crown.
The longest-running team sport of the modern Olympics is also one of the toughest - water polo requires tremendous endurance and considerable strength. In London, there will be no shortage of subplots: Will the Hungarian men win gold yet again? Can British teams make an impact in the nation's first appearance since 1956? Will the United States break through after both the men and women won silver in Beijing? Dive into these topics and learn key terminology around the pool.