Cornel Marculescu

LISTEN: Audio of Al-Musallam Demanding Commission of FINA Sponsorship

Today, the rumored audio from the meeting in which Al-Musallam demanded the 10% commission surfaced. Listen to it here.

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FINA VP Al Musallam Allegedly Recorded Asking for Cut of Sponsorship

Additional scandal has been brought to light surrounding Kuwait’s Husain Al Musallam just days ahead of his bid for re-election as First Vice President of FINA.


FINA Rejects Kuwait Swimming Association’s Complaints, Discredits KSA

After nearly two weeks of waiting, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu has issued an official response to the frustrated and vocal Kuwait Swimming Association (KSA).

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FINA Says “Everything is Perfect” in Budapest

FINA, the world governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines (swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming),…


CAS Rejects Paolo Barelli’s Ethics Case Against FINA

The Court of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal by Italian swim federation president Paolo Barelli and ordered Barelli to pay the legal fees of FINA, his opponent in the case.


Marculescu Defends FINA World Cup Changes, Says Gyarfas Not Involved

Hear what Cornel Marculescu has to say regarding the World Cup Series changes.


FINA’s Construction Advice To Keep Tokyo 2020 New Aquatic Center Plans

Lowering the roof height and reducing seating are just two of the options FINA pitched to Tokyo 2020 organizers in an effort to maintain plans for an entirely new Olympics aquatic venue.


FINA Pushes For New Tokyo 2020 Aquatic Venue Despite Cost Concerns

To help mitigate the rising expenses across venues of all sports, a Tokyo committee is suggesting that the Olympic aquatic events be held in the existing Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, but not all involved agree.


FINA’s Marculescu: “Doping Is A War We Will Never Win”

Regarding the subject of doping within the sport of swimming, FINA’s Cornel Marculescu stated this week, “I think it’s a war we will never win but it’s a battle we will win here and there for sure.”


CBDA: Olympic Swimming Test Event Location ‘To Be Determined’

Take a look at the specifics of the Olympic swimming test event, the Maria Lenk Trophy, just released by CBDA this week.

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Rio Confident In Olympic Aquatics Stadium’s Readiness For Test Event

Rio organizers are ‘confident’ the Olympic Aquatics Stadium will be ready for April’s test event.

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Aggressive Anti-Doping Protocol Targets Swimming’s Top Athletes

An aggressive new testing approach will target the best athletes within the sport of swimming in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.


Marculescu: FINA Is Not Worried About The Games In Rio

Overall, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu says he is “not worried” about the competition in Rio.


01/26/16 In Briefs: Michael Phelps Joins ASU’s Curtain Of Distraction

Check out the Arizona State/Arizona basketball game on January 3rd to see how the GOAT adds to the Sun Devils’ Curtain of Distraction.

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USADA, USA Swimming & FINA Hold Anti-Doping Summit In Switzerland

USADA, USA Swimming and FINA convene in Switzerland on anti-doping measures headed into Olympic lead-up.

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