With the postponement of the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN) and the FINA General Congress that was scheduled to take place alongside the competitions there, the FINA Bureau decided that:
- Changes to FINA Rules and Constitution will take place during a FINA Extraordinary Congress set to be held in December 2022
- Elections for Aquatics Integrity Unit members will still take place at the earlier FINA Extraordinary Congress that will be held in Budapest (HUN) on 19 June 2022
The FINA Bureau decision allows elected members of the Aquatics Integrity Unit to prepare their entry upon approval of any reformed FINA Rules and/or Constitution. This will help ensure the Unit will be operational from 1 January 2023.
FINA President Husain Al-Musallam called today’s announcement a key steppingstone in ensuring sporting integrity in aquatics.
“With the committed individuals that the FINA Congress will vote on for the Aquatics Integrity Unit, we are helping to further ensure a level playing field, safeguarding athletes’ health and removing any and all forms of misconduct within sports,” FINA President Al-Musallam said. “Today’s call for people to express their intent to be part of the independent Aquatics Integrity Unit is a key milestone in our reform work to ensure clean and fair sport.”
The milestones to elect members to the Aquatics Integrity Unit can be found here.
Applications for the Aquatics Integrity Unit can be found here.