Husain Al Musallam

Julio Maglione Re-Elected as FINA President

FINA, the world governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines including swimming, has re-elected Julio Maglione as the president of the federation….

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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.

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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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Howdy, FINA, Kuwait Swimming Here… What’s the Word on Al-Musallam?

Today, the Kuwait Swimming Association published a response to the Asian Swimming Association’s defensive sponsorship of Al-Musallam, and asked why FINA had not replied to a previous list of complaints.

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AASF Fires Back: Barelli Has “No Comprehension” of FINA Constitution

“Do we wish to elect an insecure person and one who has no comprehension of the FINA Constitution to lead us in FINA?” -Virendra Nanavati

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Barelli to CANA: “who is promising indiscriminate cash for votes?”

“I see that in an awkward attempt to play catch up with the proposals I included in my Manifesto the letter sent few days ago by CANA leaders promises indiscriminately $ 15,000 to each Federation. I am truly pleased to see this sudden change of direction but then I wonder: who is it that is promising indiscriminate cash for votes?” -Paolo Barelli

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Barelli Accuses AASF of Political Interference & Shadowy Figures

“My point of view on this matter is very clear: the lack of good governance within FINA is indeed the reason that led me to put forward my candidacy to the Presidency of FINA.” -Paolo Barelli

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Not Even Kuwait Wants Al-Musallam on the FINA Bureau–And FINA Knows

The Kuwait Swim Association has requested that Kuwait’s delegate, FINA First Vice President Husain Al-Musallam, be removed from the FINA Bureau.

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Paolo Barelli’s Response to CAS Ruling on FINA Ethics

Paolo Barelli lost his case against several high-ranking FINA officials yesterday, but he says he’s considering appealing the decisions to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

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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.

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