Julio Maglione

LEN Cries “Europe Deserves More” Representation in FINA

In a post on LEN’s website titled “Europe Deserves More,” the continental federation alleges unfairness by FINA and claims European countries are not given substantial representation in the organization.

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Brazil’s CBDA Assembling to Bring Laws Into FINA Compliance

Brazil’s swimming federation held a general assembly this week to change statutes that conflict with FINA rules.

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Aaron Peirsol Appointed to FINA Technical Swimming Committee

Earlier this week, FINA announced its committee appointments through 2021.

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FINA President Appoints Hungarian to Executive Post

Tamas Gyarfas, whose federation is hosting this summer’s World Championships, has been appointed to the FINA Executive.

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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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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),…

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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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Four Cities Up For 2022, 2024 World Champs Hosting Duties

Budapest, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Kazan are the final four candidates to host FINA’s 2022 and/or 2024 Short Course World Championships, per a FINA press release today. FINA will select hosts next week.

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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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Coral Springs, Florida to Host Inaugural UANA Cup in January

In spite of being hosted in the United States, Americans are not invited to participate in the meet.

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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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Asia, Africa Sign Up in Support of Julio Maglione in FINA Fight

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.

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FINA President Writes Letter Detailing Federation Progress Since 2013

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.

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