Queen Elizabeth speaks to members of the Team GB Olympic Water Polo team during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth speaks to members of the Team GB Olympic Water Polo team during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace | Queen Elizabeth II in pictures | Royal Galleries | Pics | Express.co.uk

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to members of the Team GB Olympic Water Polo team (names not known)  during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, on 30 May 2013 in London, England.

Buckingham Palace Throws a Garden Party

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to members of the Team GB Olympic Water Polo team (names not known) during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, on 30 May 2013 in London, England.

London 2012 olympics water polo #venue & #mascot pin #badge set of 2  loose,  View more on the LINK: 	http://www.zeppy.io/product/gb/2/311459327680/

London 2012 olympics water polo #venue & #mascot pin #badge set of 2 loose, View more on the LINK: http://www.zeppy.io/product/gb/2/311459327680/

Betsey Armstrong of the USA makes a save against Hungary -  Betsey Armstrong of the USA makes a save during the women's Water Polo preliminary match between Hungary and USA on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena.  http://www.london2012.com/photos/latestpictures.html#

Betsey Armstrong of the USA makes a save against Hungary - Betsey Armstrong of the USA makes a save during the women's Water Polo preliminary match between Hungary and USA on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena. http://www.london2012.com/photos/latestpictures.html#

GB water polo star Scott Carpenter switches to Australia for Olympics

GB water polo star switches to Australia for Olympics

Edoardo has asked me to write about GB water polo's Olympic experience and what's changing for GB afterwards.        The Olympic experience was overall an extremely positive one from the point of view of both GB's teams. For women's polo, it was followed recently by the announcement of a significant improvement in funding: http://www.uksport.gov.uk/sport/summer-2016.  My own experience was on the support staff of the men's team: so forgive me for any extra focus on that group, particularly…

Edoardo has asked me to write about GB water polo's Olympic experience and what's changing for GB afterwards. The Olympic experience was overall an extremely positive one from the point of view of both GB's teams. For women's polo, it was followed recently by the announcement of a significant improvement in funding: http://www.uksport.gov.uk/sport/summer-2016. My own experience was on the support staff of the men's team: so forgive me for any extra focus on that group, particularly…

The great Welshman Paulo Radmilovic won 4 Olympic golds. Here he is (far right kneeling) in 1912 GB water-polo team.

The great Welshman Paulo Radmilovic won 4 Olympic golds. Here he is (far right kneeling) in 1912 GB water-polo team.

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