PR 70 - World Championships: Figures of success in Barcelona

2013

Lausanne (SUI), August 21, 2013 – FINA has the pleasure to report that no anti-doping rule violation was registered at the 15th FINA World Championships, held from July 19 to August 4, 2013 in Barcelona (ESP).

The numbers of the Anti-Doping programme for this competition included:

IN COMPETITION
378 urine tests (including 69 EPO screenings)
84 blood tests

PRE COMPETITION
358 blood tests (in the frame of the Athlete Biological Passport)

TOTAL OF TESTS: 820

Besides these numbers, the most meaningful figures related to FINA’s major showcase were:

- 177 participating countries

- 2195 athletes and 1835 officials

- 6 aquatic disciplines (with High Diving for the first time on the programme) in 4 venues – Palau Sant Jordi (Swimming and Synchronised Swimming), Montjuic Municipal Pool (Diving), Picornell Pool (Water Polo) and Port Vell (Open Water Swimming and High Diving)

- 600 written press journalists & photographers & 650 TV crew professionals

- 68 events and 204 medals

- 31 nations on the podium

- 280,000 spectators on site during the 16-day competition

- 6 World Records in Swimming

- 211 territories covered by TV

- 102% increase of followers on the Twitter feed @fina1908 (from June 17 to the end of the championships)

- 83% increase of visits on www.fina.org (if compared with Shanghai 2011) and 75% improvement on page views

- 70,000 daily people who saw posts and other activities on FINA Facebook page

- 13,000 news and articles on the Spanish media during the Championships

- US$ 3.2 million in prize money to the best six athletes in all events

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