European Swimming Federation President Paolo Barelli was unsuccessful in his bid for the FINA presidency this summer, but is continuing to fight the international swimming federation over issues he raised during his campaign.
Tamas Gyarfas, whose federation is hosting this summer’s World Championships, has been appointed to the FINA Executive.
FINA, the world governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines including swimming, has re-elected Julio Maglione as the president of the federation….
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.
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.
“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 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.
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.