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….the tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play….preliminary play in 3 groups….and final play in 2 groups. The top 2 teams from each preliminary group (shaded ones) 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.
12 teams played in the 1984 Olympic tournament were as follows:
Group A – Yugoslavia, Netherlands, China and Canada
Group B – United States, Spain, Greece and Brazil
Group C – West Germany, Australia, Italy and Japan