The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California. The tournament featured 12 men’s teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals. Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984 games….along with swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming….which was held for the first time. There were 12 teams that played in the 1984 Olympic tournament:…including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, United States, West Germany and Yugoslavia. The tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play….with preliminary play in 3 groups….and final play in 2 groups. The top 2 teams from each preliminary group advanced to Group D and played for the top-6 places….while the bottom 2 teams from each preliminary group played in Group E to determine places 7-12.