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Four Long Beach Players, Coach Make USA Water Polo Olympic Team

The Long Beach connection with the USA Water Polo is deep, and extends back more than a century. There’s only been one Olympic men’s water polo team from the United States that didn’t feature a Long Beach native, and this Summer’s USA squad headed to Paris for the 2024 Olympics is upholding that tradition. The […]


Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2021: Local Representation At Summer Olympics

This wasn’t the year the Summer Olympics were supposed to take place in Tokyo, but that didn’t stop Long Beach from having another solid contingent of representatives in the games and that’s why it’s our No. 9 moment of the Long Beach sports year. There were 17 athletes with ties to Long Beach who traveled […]

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Long Beach Olympian Jessica Hardy’s Goggles Made Special Tokyo Cameo

Long Beach has a storied history of aquatic Olympians, due mostly to Wilson’s unparalleled history in the pool. But while Max Irving is holding it down for Long Beach (and the Bruins) in the Tokyo Olympics on the men’s national water polo team, there isn’t a representative for the city swimming between the lane lines […]

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Long Beach Representatives Performing Well At Tokyo Summer Olympics

Long Beach representatives at the Tokyo Summer Olympics are already putting up some impressive statistics. USA men’s volleyball has won two of its first three matches as part of Pool B and have tough games coming up against Brazil and Argentina this weekend. Long Beach State alum TJ DeFalco had a phenomenal performance in the […]

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Wilson High Continues Unparallelled Olympic Tradition in Tokyo Games

For the first time this millennium, Wilson High water polo legend Tony Azevedo (pictured above) is not competing at the Olympic Games, but the Bruins’ Olympic tradition lives on in Tokyo. — Wilson High School’s connection to the Olympic Games began back in 1952. That’s when legendary diver Pat McCormick–along with 800m runner John Barnes–became […]

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Long Beach State Alums DeFalco, Ensing Tokyo-Bound With Olympic Volleyball Team

From the black and gold to the red, white, and blue: the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team has been taking over at the Olympics. This year, the program will be represented by three Olympians, two alternates, and two coaches, with a total of seven of the city’s 17-person Olympic delegation coming out of the […]

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Feature: USA Water Polo Reloads With Long Beach’s Next Generation

Local legend Tony Azevedo carried the banner for Long Beach as part of the USA Men’s National Team for nearly two decades. Now it’s time for the next generation to put their name in the history books and continue the unrivaled Long Beach water polo tradition at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Azevedo played in a […]

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Feature: Taylor Crabb’s Olympic Journey Ran Through Long Beach

Photo of Crabb courtesy USA Volleyball Taylor Crabb grew up in Hawaii, playing volleyball with his friends and dreaming of representing the United States as an Olympian in volleyball. In his head, that dream was taking place indoors, on the hardcourt of an arena with the indoor USA men’s volleyball team. This week, his dream […]

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Seventeen From Long Beach Prepare For Tokyo Olympics This Week

It’s not the largest Olympic contingent that Long Beach has had, but the city is sending 17 athletes and coaches with local ties to the Tokyo Olympics, slated to begin this week with Opening Ceremonies on Friday evening. The city’s aquatic scene continues to be well represented with two water polo players in Max Irving […]