FINA General Congress Elects New Bureau; One New VP Elected

FINA President Julio Maglione was reelected unopposed for another term, but there was one major spot overturned at the top of the FINA heirarchy: Luxembourg’s Nory Kruchten was replaced by Hungary’s Tamas Gyarfas as a Vice President.

The FINA General Congress, with the participation of delegates from 170 National Federations (a new record) elected today in Barcelona (ESP) the new Bureau for the period 2013-2017. Under the presidency of Dr. Julio C. Maglione, who was re-elected for a new four-year term, the composition of the new Bureau is:

President: Dr. Julio C. Maglione (URU)

Honorary Secretary:
Paolo Barelli (ITA)

Honorary Treasurer: Pipat Paniangvait (THA)

Vice Presidents:

Husain Al Mussalam (KUW)
Tamas Gyarfas (HUN)
Dennis Miller (FIJ)
Dale Neuburger (USA)
Sam Ramsamy (RSA)


Fernando Carpena (ESP) – NEW
Errol Clarke (BAR) – NEW
Dimitris Diathessopoulos (GRE)
Mohamed Diop (SEN) – NEW
Matthew Dunn (AUS)
Ben Ekumbo (KEN)
Erik van Heijningen (NED) – NEW
Andrey Kryukov (KAZ) – NEW
Lino Candido Lourenço (ANG) – NEW
Eugenio Martinez (CUB)
Dr. Margo Mountjoy (CAN)       
Coaracy Nunes Filho (BRA)
Vladimir Salnikov (RUS) – NEW
Kazuo Sano (JPN)
Qiuping Zhang (CHN)

The above is a press release from FINA

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