Organisers present FINA President with ceremonial first ticket for 10th FINA World Swimming Championships

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Organisers for December’s 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai have presented FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione with the ceremonial first ticket.

Dr Maglione received the ticket to mark the occasion of tickets going on sale for the December 15 – 19 Championships whilst visiting the Dubai 2010 stand at the FINA World Aquatics Convention in Uruguay.

The ticket was presented to Dr Maglione, accompanied by FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu, by the Dubai delegation that included Championships Director Mr Obaid Al Shamsi and Dr Khalid Al Zahed, the Vice Championships Director.

During his visit to the Dubai 2010 stand, Dr Maglione received a personal briefing from the organisers on arrangements for the sale of tickets and also the on-site entertainment at the Championships.

Dr Maglione was also briefed on logistics for the Championships and shown a model of the new, state-of-the-art venue, the Dubai Sports Complex, where the five days of racing will take place.

Commenting on the ticket presentation, Mr Obaid Al Shamsi said: “We are proud to have presented the Championships’ first ticket to Dr Maglione and delighted to be able to inform him they are priced so reasonably. With the majority available for between AED 10 – 30 they represent great value for money for the whole family and we look forward to welcoming the world to Dubai in December.”

Dr Khalid Al Zahed said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Maglione and Mr Marcelescu to the Dubai 2010 stand and show them first-hand the model of our fantastic venue for the Championships.

“Our stand at the FINA World Aquatics Convention was a great resource for delegates from around the world as it allowed us to pass on much information on the Championships and how our visitors will be received when they come to Dubai,” he added.


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Ms Lynne Bates (Chief Operating Officer), Dr Khalid Al Zahed (Vice Championships Director), Mr Obaid Al Shamsi (Championships Director), Mr Rashid Al Kamali (Chairman of Marketing Committee) and Ms Lou Lemon (Marketing Coordinator) at the FINA World Aquatics Convention in Uruguay