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PR 1 - FINA meets with NFs on Athlete participation in international competitions

FINA’s approach to and interpretation of its rules regarding swimmers and their participation in international competitions was discussed today, at a meeting of FINA’s leadership and a representative selection of national federations, present either in person in Lausanne (SUI) or by videoconference. 

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15Jan2019

FINA STATEMENT

Following meetings in London this week involving the International Swimming League (ISL), FINA is pleased to correct a number of inaccuracies and to clarify its position in several key areas:

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20Dec2018

Lausanne Swim Cup kicks-off in the Olympic Capital

Just days before the 2018 season comes to an end, the Lausanne Swim Cup officially got underway in the Olympic Capital for a two-day event, from December 20-12, which welcomes some of the world’s best swimmers as well as new comers in the sport.

Lausanne Natation Club President and Lausanne Swim Cup Organising Committee President Nicolas Balthasar welcomed the press and the local media who attended the press conference on December 19 at the Atlantis hotel in the north of Lausanne.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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19Dec2018

PR 107 - FINA awards Best Athletes of 2018

The world's best Aquatics athletes of the year were honoured tonight (Sunday December 16) at the fifth edition of the FINA World Aquatics Gala "Soirée des Etoiles", held in conjunction with the end of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China.

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Hangzhou, China
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15Dec2018

PR 107 - FINA approves new world-class swimming event

The FINA Bureau approved today the organisation of a new and additional swimming event format, to debut in 2019: the “FINA Champions Swim Series”. It will consist of a three-leg competition, between March and May, aimed at Olympic and World medallists, in an innovative format aimed at creating a world-class platform for elite swimming and to develop a fresh focus on the highest-level athletes in FINA events.

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13Dec2018

PR 106 - FINA Athletes Committee meets in Hangzhou (CHN)

The FINA Athletes Committee met in Hangzhou over the past two days, alongside the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), and discussed plans to further develop all aquatics disciplines while making sure that athlete voices are heard within FINA’s decision-making processes.

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12Dec2018

PR 105 - Swimming short-course World Championships is officially underway in Hangzhou (CHN)

The 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) kicked-off this morning, December 11, in Hangzhou, China, as 960 athletes from 178 countries are set to compete for 46 world titles from December 11-16.

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Hangzhou, China
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11Dec2018

PR 104 - Extraordinary Congress: Delegates largely approve new WP rules

The FINA Extraordinary Congress approved today in Hangzhou (CHN) the new Water Polo rules by a large majority of the delegates present – the proposals received 161 votes for “yes”, six for “no”, and only two “abstentions”. In front of the representatives coming from 110 National Federations, the FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione underlined that change was necessary for the oldest team sport in the Olympic programme.

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10Dec2018

PR 103 - FINA signs agreement with ITA

FINA has signed today an anti-doping service agreement with ITA, the International Testing Agency, a non-for-profit foundation which provides independent expert anti-doping services.

The ceremony was held at the conclusion of the “Anti-Doping – Ensuring fair play in Aquatics” topic at the FINA World Aquatics Convention, being held in Hangzhou (CHN), from December 8-10. Benjamin Cohen, ITA’s Director General, was one of the speakers in that panel and then signed the agreement with FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione.

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09Dec2018

FINA STATEMENT

FINA has taken note of the filings with the US District Court for the Northern District of California. As World and Olympic champions, the swimmers in question will understand better than others that FINA’s attention is currently and appropriately focused on the 950 swimmers, including two of the athletes in question, from 180 member federations taking part in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, where prize money of US $ 2,070,000 will be distributed. 

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09Dec2018

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