Four Australian women's water polo players have been quarantined from their Olympic teammates for two days after contracting a mystery virus. The un-named players fell ill in Rome ahead of their scheduled arrival in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. It has still not been revealed what type of virus is affecting the sick Aussie Stingers players. Scroll down for video. Four members of the Australian women's water polo team pictured before they left for Rio have fallen ill and been quarantined.
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Water polo is a competitive team sport played in water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Excluding the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool so that players cannot touch the bottom. A game of water polo mainly consists of the players swimming to move about the pool, treading water mainly using the eggbeater kick , passing the ball, and shooting at the goal. Teamwork , tactical thinking and awareness are also highly important aspects in a game of water polo. Water polo is a highly physical and demanding sport and has frequently been cited as one of the most difficult sports to play.
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We had our first tournament in February and came away with wins with our only loss to Boston College. But we get to take another shot at beating them again during our home tournament April 6th and 7th. We will play at 4pm and Saturday with our senior celebration at the Saturday night game. Sunday we will play and , so if you are in the Boston area, be sure to stop by and show your support! We also have Giving Day on April 3rd. Be sure to donate if you can! Allowing them to fully participate in our team and community here at BU. In addition, we were able to subsidize the cost of new, black suits for all our players and travel to Los Angeles for a training trip over winter break.