The FINA Family gathered today in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official inauguration of the new FINA Headquarters.
FINA, the world governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines including swimming, has re-elected Julio Maglione as the president of the federation….
Today, the rumored audio from the meeting in which Al-Musallam demanded the 10% commission surfaced. Listen to it here.
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.
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).
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.
“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
“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
“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
The Kuwait Swim Association has requested that Kuwait’s delegate, FINA First Vice President Husain Al-Musallam, be removed from the FINA Bureau.
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.
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.