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Water polo made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900 and since 1908, it was present at each subsequent edition of the Olympic Games.

The first Croatian water polo player participating at the Olympics (Berlin Olympics 1936) were: Filip Bonačić, Luka Ciganović, Vinko Cvjetković, Milivoj Čurlica, Ivo Giovanelli, Miro Mihovilović, Vojko Pavičić, Ante Roje, Mirko Tarana, Bogdan Tošović and reserve player Vazmoslav Pavešić.

Juraj Amšel. Veljko Bakašun, Marko Brajnović, Vladimir Ivković, Zdravko Ježić, Zdravko Kovačić, Ivan Kurtini, Lovro Radonić, Ivo Štakula and Boško Vuksanović have won the first Olympic water polo medal, silver, at the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952.

Juraj Amšel, Ivica Cipci, Tomislav Franković, Vladimir Ivković, Zdravko Ježić, Hrvoje Kačić, Zdravko Kovačić, Lovro Radonić, Ivo Štakula and Marijan Žužej have won the silver Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956.

Ozren Bonačić, Antun Nardelli, Frano Nonković, Vinko Rosić, Karlo Stipanić, Zlatko Šimenc and Ivan Trumbić have won the silver Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Tokio in 1964.

Ozren Bonačić, Zdravko Hebel, Ronald Lopatny, Miroslav Poljak, Karlo Stipanić, Ivan Trumbić and reserve player Ratko Rudić have won the gold Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.

Milivoj Bebić, Boško Lozica, Zoran Mustur, Damir Polić, Zoran Roje, SlobodanTrifunović, Luko Vezilić and Predrag Manojlović have won the silver Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980.

Milivoj Bebić, Perica Bukić, Veselin Đuho, Deni Lušić, Tomislav Paškvalin, Zoran Roje, Goran Sukno, Božo Vuletić and Dragan Andrić have won the gold Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.

Mislav Bezmalinović, Perica Bukić, Veselin Đuho, Deni Lušić, Tomislav Paškvalin, Renco Posinković, Dubravko Šimenc and Dragan Andrić have won the gold Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.

The first Olympic medal won under our own flag was the Olympic silver, won at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 by the team consisting of: Maro Balić, Perica Bukić, Damir Glavan, Igor Hinić, Vjekoslav Kobešćak, Joško Kreković, Ognjen Kržić, Dubravko Šimenc, Siniša Školneković, Ratko Štritof, Tino Vegar, Renato Vrbičić and Zdeslav Vrdoljak.

Josip Pavić, Damir Burić, Miho Bošković, Nikša Dobud, Maro Joković, Petar Muslim, Ivan Buljubašić, Andro Bušlje, Sandro Sukno, Samir Barač, Igor Hinić, Paulo Obradović and Frano Vićan have won the gold Olympic medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.