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Sydney Olympic Games to Include Women’s Water Polo

Women’s water polo will be played at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, thanks to the efforts of Australian women players, who led a successful campaign for the sport’s inclusion. The campaign included a picket at Sydney Airport in which the athletes, decked out in their swimming costumes, protested to visiting officials.

“It’s just an unbelievable feeling. It’s not every day that your dreams come true,” said Liz Weekes, goalkeeper for the Australian women’s team

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Reuters - October 29, 1997

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