The three finalists and primary candidates for the 2019 World University Games made their initial formal presentations to the Federation International du Sport Universitaire, or FISU, in Belgium earlier this week. Present at the meeting representing the organizers of the biannual event were president Claude-Louis Gallien, and a pair of FISU Vice Presidents.
Florent Manadou and Fred Bosquet (pictured above), are two of the members of the French Raia Rapida team. The French and Australian teams were both recently announced by Alex Pussieldi. (Photo Courtesy: Aidan Pongrace)
Michael Phelps grabs a digital photo during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The number of cities to have officially indicated intents to bid for the 2019 event has grown to three. (Photo of Hungarian Parliament Building courtesy: Jozefff)
Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures
Pedraza finished 4th at the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography @mike2swim
“Phelps appeared at the Olympic Center in Complexo do Almeao, in the center of a group of shantytowns that were still embroiled in drug-trafficking and gang as recently as 2010.” (Swim Photo Credit: EN)
Swim News: Cielo, 100 freestyle prelim start, 2010 Pan Pacific Championships (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
The Brazilians, Americans, French, and Australians will combine for a never-before-seen event in Rio, Brazil. Cesar Cielo’s turf. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)