A reception is being hosted to celebrate the re-election of FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione. Maglione has served as a member of the FINA Bureau from 1984-1988, FINA Vice President from 1988-1992, Honorary Treasurer from 1992 to 2009, and has served as FINA President since 2009. He has also been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1996. Dr. Maglione is running for President unopposed.
Throughout his career, Dr. Maglione has earned several awards and distinctions including:
“FINA Gold Pin; ANOC Order of Merit (1994); IOC Centennial Trophy (1994); NOC gold insignia; Royal Order of Merit in Sport of the Spanish Minister of Education and Science (1996); Legion of Honour of the French Republic (1998); Order of the Chinese Olympic Committee (1999); Order “Bernardo O’Higgins”, Chile (2000); distinction of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (2001); Honorary Citizen of Montevideo (2007).” (Source: Fina.org)
As a swimmer in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, Maglione was a national record holder for several years in butterfly and breaststroke events in his country.
The reception will take place at the Club Restaurant Patio at the Palau St. Jordi Aquatics Complex. The Palau St. Jordi Aquatics Complex is the host cite for the 2013 World Championships.