BL 10 WORLD CUPS

By Laws 2009-2013

BL 10.1 General Rules

FINA may conduct World Cups in each discipline in accordance with the Rules set forth hereafter.

BL 10.1.1 All World Cups shall be conducted with doping control in accordance with FINA Doping Control Rules.

BL 10.1.2 At all World Cups, the Management Committee shall be the members of the appropriate Technical Committee present at the competition, with the Bureau Liaison as Chairman who shall have a casting vote, if necessary.

BL 10.1.3 Judging selections shall be determined by the appropriate Technical Committee, subject to approval by the Bureau or the Executive.

BL 10.2 Diving

The Rules for the Diving World Cup are decided by the Bureau and based upon proposals from the Technical Diving Committee.

BL 10.3 Water Polo

BL 10.3.1 The competition shall be between a maximum of eight (8) selected in the following manner: automatically the first three (3) teams from the preceding World Championships and one (1) team from each of the five (5) continents selected through the continental qualification tournaments, continental championships or ranking at the preceding World Championships. The Host Country will be the representative of that continent. If a vacancy occurs it shall be filled by the next highest ranked teams from the continental qualification tournaments, continental championships or at the preceding World Championships with the following rotation: Asia, Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Europe.

BL 10.3.2 Qualified Federations must declare their intention to send a team to the World Cup at least six months prior to the event. The draw shall be held approximately four months prior to the competition.

BL 10.4 Synchronised Swimming

BL 10.4.1 The Rules for the Synchronised Swimming Cup are decided by the Bureau and based upon proposals from the Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee.

BL 10.4.2 The Rules for the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy are decided by the Bureau and based upon proposals from the Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee six (6) months before competition.