“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
In spite of being hosted in the United States, Americans are not invited to participate in the meet.f
“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 Asian Swimming Federation (AASF) and the African Swimming Federation (CANA) published letters in favor of Julio Maglione for a third term as President of FINA.
Incumbent FINA President Julio Maglione wrote a letter this week laying out what he sees as the federation’s biggest accomplishments of his latest four-year term in office. The letter mirrors Maglione’s four-year report presented to FINA’s General Congress and comes in the leadup to this month’s election in which Maglione will seek a third term.
Paolo Barelli addresses how he would improve FINA’s athlete and coach participation in the governance of aquatic sports if he is elected President of FINA at the Congress on July 22nd.
In a ‘newsletter’ released today, Paolo Barelli reiterates some of the strategies he believes would improve FINA and the swimming community worldwide.
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.
United States Aquatic Sports is placing it’s support fully behind incumbent Julio Maglione in this summer’s elections for the president of FINA, according to a letter SwimSwam obtained today.
With additions of three more medal events at the 2020 Olympics, the discipline of aquatics will overtake athletics for the most total Olympic finals, 49 to 48.
The FINA presidential election is set to take place on July 22nd in Budapest, where long-time incumbent Julio Maglione will face challenger Paolo Barelli.
The Peruvian Olympic Committee (COP) meet an extended deadline for their latest payment for hosting the 2019 Pan American Games.
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