Thirsty for Another Gold Medal

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MEDAL WORKERS: Hungary, celebrating a victory last year, seeks more Olympic gold

Is there something in the water? Dénes Kemény can't think of any other explanation for Hungary's stellar record in water polo. From 1928 to 1980, the Hungarian men won medals at every Olympics, taking home gold six times. In 2000, they won their seventh title. "Hungary has lots of spas," says Kemény, who coached the squad to gold in Sydney and hopes to repeat that success at this year's Summer Games. Nature's gift allowed players to train all year round even before the era of indoor swimming pools. But can Hungary rule the pool in Athens, where it will face one...

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