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Named after its architect, Alfréd Hajós, the first Olympic champion of Hungary (winner of the 100 and 1200m freestyle events at the 1896 Athens Games), this outstanding pool complex witnessed a series of major international competitions in the past. Its main building was constructed within seven months back in 1930 – a speed copied by the builders of the brand new Dagály swimming venue – and upon the occasion of major international championships, outdoor pools were added in different periods.
Water polo is a team water sport. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals scoring by throwing the ball into the opponent's goal. A team consists of thirteen athletes six field players and one goalkeeper in the water at any one time.