Paolo Barelli, candidate for FINA President, reached out to SwimSwam for an exclusive interview, explaining his vision for FINA and the future of aquatic sports.
Serrgey Nereshkin (right) meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
A Russian documentary alleges “double standards” in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and claims countries like the United States “abuse the system to disqualify foreign competitors who have high chances of beating athletes from their own countries.”
Without addressing the WADA report that confirms state-sponsored doping in Russia, Vladimir Putin has called for a new Russian anti-doping commission.
Putin says he doesn’t believe Meldonium should be outlawed, and that further studies should have been done on how long it takes the substance to leave the body.
While the report does not directly refer to Swimming, Putin has similar ties to the top of the swimming establishment.
The 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships officially opened on Friday, July 24th in Kazan, Russia with a ceremony in the…
High ranking Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, congratulated the Russian swim team on their success in Baku…
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been honored by FINA.
Four-time diving gold medalist Greg Louganis has openly voiced his disapproval of a potential boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia, and he is joined by the President of the United States and the United States Olympic Committee as well. (Photo Credit: realclearsports.com)