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FINA Statement

Following the events surrounding the organisation of the Water Polo game between Spain and Israel, counting for the second round of the European preliminaries of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League, to be held in Barcelona (ESP), FINA would like to clarify:

- According to its Constitutional Rule C 4, "FINA shall not allow any discrimination against National Federations or individuals (competitors, officials, judges, delegates, etc.) on the grounds of race, gender, religion, or political affiliations";

Press Releases 2018
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06Nov2018

PR 88 - FINA increases prize money for Hangzhou 2018

FINA is pleased to announce that it has substantially increased the amount of prize money to be distributed to the best swimmers at the upcoming 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou (CHN), from December 11-16, 2018.

The total prize money for the competition is 2’070’000 US dollars, with 1’530’000 US dollars prize for the best ranked swimmers in individual events, and 540’000 USD for the best relay teams. An additional 15’000 US dollars bonus is given to each new World Record established in the Championships.

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06Nov2018

35 days to go: Myrtha Pools technology allows Hangzhou to host Swimming World Championships

Leading international swimming pool company Myrtha Pools, a long-term FINA partner, is currently finalising the installation of the temporary pools (25 x 26m, 2m deep) and facilities that will be used at the upcoming 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China, from December 11-16, 2018.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
Hangzhou, China
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06Nov2018

FINA opens application process for 2019 FINA Olympic Aquatics Support

The application process to the 2019 FINA Olympic Aquatics Support programme opened on November 1 and will run until November 30.

The purpose of this programme, launched in January 2018, is to provide financial support to all FINA National Member Federations to develop and promote aquatic sports at grassroots, intermediate and elite levels within their countries.
The objective of this programme is to enable the National Federations to further develop, strengthen and improve their activities in all aquatic disciplines.

Olympic Aquatic Support 2018
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05Nov2018

PR 87 - SWC 2018: Sjostrom and Morozov ahead of the 2018 ranking after Beijing

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Russia's Vladimir Morozov were the most decorated athletes with a total of 4 gold medals apiece this weekend in the Beijing Water Cube, as the venue staged the first leg of the third and final FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 Cluster.

Press Releases 2018
Beijing, China
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05Nov2018

SWC Beijing, Day 3: Big stars smile with golds, Ye Shiwen comes back

A happy ending for big stars, such as Vladimir Morozov (RUS), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), Mitchell Larkin (AUS), Alia Atkinson (JAM), Kirill Prigoda (RUS), Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN) all snatched golds on the last day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in the Water Cube, Beijing, China, on Sunday November 4, while two-time Olympic champion Ye Shiwen made a strong comeback after two years of rest.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Beijing, China
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04Nov2018

SWC Beijing, Day 2: Hosszu enjoys "home crowds" in Beijing, Xu Jiayu snatches men's 50m backstroke

With one gold in her favourite 400m IM and a silver in the 100m backstroke, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) enjoyed her "home advantage" in the Water Cube while Chinese World champion Xu Jiayu claimed the victory in the 50m backstroke on the second day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in Beijing (CHN) on Saturday November 3.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Beijing, China
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03Nov2018

SWC Beijing, Day 1: Hosszu, Morozov take 2 golds each at the fifth FINA World Cup

The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and top leader on the men's ranking Vladimir Morozov of Russia each claimed two gold medals on the first day of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Beijing (CHN) on Friday November 2, while local favourites Xu Jiayu and three other Chinese swimmers won four medals for the hosts team.

Hosszu, who collected 31 medals (20-3-8) from the previous stops and No.1 in the World Cup medal tally before the Beijing leg, took two more golds in the 100m individual medley 57.05 and 200m butterfly 2:02.88.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Beijing, China
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02Nov2018

Record-high 244 swimmers to race in FINA Swimming World Cup Beijing leg

Led by Olympic champions Sarah Sjostrom, Katinka Hosszu and Chinese stars Xu Jiayu, Liu Xiang, Ye Shiwen, the FINA Swimming World Cup kicks -off tomorrow, Friday November 2, in Beijing (CHN) for the first leg of the final cluster. A record 244 swimmers from 27 countries will get off the blocks in the Water Cube.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Beijing, China
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01Nov2018

5 little known facts about 5 World Cup swimmers

If you spend time with any of the swimmers on the 2018 World Series circuit, surprising facts will emerge.

For example, did you know that…

Michael Andrew recently bought his mother a laser pistol for her birthday?

Swimming World Cup 2018
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30Oct2018

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