Julio Maglione

FINA Considering Instituting Minimum Age For World Championships

“For her, this is a game and it’s better for children to have fun at this and not start at age 10 to take marijuana or cocaine, smoking or drinking alcohol,” FINA’s president said in defending the presence of a 10-year-old entrant at Worlds.

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FINA’s Congress Officially Abolishes Age Limits, Approves 3rd Term

The world’s aquatic governing body, FINA, has just announced the approval of six new proposals under review at the organization’s…

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FINA among lowest-scoring sports federations in Play The Game’s good governance study

An ongoing study of sporting federations finds that FINA ranks near the bottom of all sports federations in terms of good governance principles.

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UANA endorses Julio Maglione to serve third term as FINA president

The Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas (known as UANA) has officially endorsed current FINA president Julio Maglione to serve a third term.

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FINA and Australia’s “The Seven Network” Announce 2015/2017 World Championships Broadcast Coverage

The Australian Olympic Committee has just announced a new, long-term partnership between FINA and The Seven Network, resulting in both…

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FINA Officially Signs Host City Agreement With Budapest For 2017 World Championships

Lausanne (SUI), April 16, 2015– The Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orbán and FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione were…

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Proposed FINA Amendments Abolish Bureau Age Limits; Create New Role of VP

Current FINA President, Julio Maglione would be able to potentially run for a third and final term as head of FINA until the year 2021 under a proposed amendment.

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Canada, American Joint Bid Wins for 2016 World Championships

The Canadians are ready to bring the World Championships back to North America. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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FINA Whittles Down 2015/2017 World Championship Candidates to Just Three

The name “Shanghai” infiltrates pretty close to every article we post these days. After that, London will be the most…

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FINA Continues to Learn Tough Lesson About Chosing Host Cities After Israelis Are Denied Entrance

After the disaster that was the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October, I wrote that the world’s sporting administrations, collectively, needed…

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Barcelona Replaces Dubai as Hosts of 2013 World Championships

Fina has selected Barthelona, ahem, Barcelona, Spain to host the 2013 Fina Long Course World Championships at its first annual…

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World Aquatics Convention Will Feature Vote to Replace Dubai as the Host of the 2013 World Championships

Today, FINA announced that the 2013 World Championships bid will be voted on and re-awarded at the upcoming 1st annual…

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Swimming Retains "Second Tier" Status for 2012 Games

On Tuesday, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, which represents the 26 sports that will be a part of…

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