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100 days to go!

Apr 17, 2014 - Masters

April 18th will mark “100 days” before the opening of the Championships. There will be 44 days left for the registration of individual events. Preparations are going very well to welcome the 15th FINA World Masters Championships. On April 7th began the work for the site of the 2nd pool, the Village is also beginning to take shape and our Artistic Director is putting the final details to the Opening Ceremony featuring World renown impersonator André-Philippe Gagnon, la Bottine souriante and a sound and light show presented by Laser Quantum. The Organizing Committee and Montrealers are excited to welcome these Championships. We are expecting a large number of athletes and we want to make these Championships, the most successful Masters Championships ever held. It is our pleasure to welc...

DV GP 2014: Australian rising talent Keeney is among those to watch

Apr 17, 2014 - Diving Grand Prix

DV GP 2014: Australian rising talent Keeney is among those to watch

Teenage Australian diver Maddison Keeney has delivered a stunning performance on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games trials in Melbourne.17-year-old Keeney won the 1m springboard gold with a score of 339.90 – a score which would have won gold at the last three World Championships and the last two Commonwealth Games.

PR 28 - World League (M) 2014: Montenegro qualifies in extremis for Super Final

Apr 15, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 15, 2014 – The team of Montenegro is the last European qualifier for the Super Final of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2014 after claiming a hard-fought, 8-10 victory over Germany in Krefeld (GER) on April 15. Boosted by returning captain Nikola Janovic, the 2013 World championships runners-up faced pressure from Germany, whose squad led 4-3 at half-time. The Montenegrins took the lead in the third quarter (5-2), securing the win and thus a Super Final berth in the last eight minutes. In other games action, Serbia (the defending champion) remained unchallenged, crushing Russia 14-7 in Kragujevac for a total 12 points. In Group B, 2012 Olympic champions Croatia bounced back from a disappointing World League campaign (with three losses), stunning the reigni...

FINA World Water Polo Conference

World Water Polo Conference

Under the motto “Sharing the Magic of Team Sports”, FINA, in co-operation with the Mexican Swimming Federation, will organise on February 27-28, 2014 in Cancun (MEX) the FINA World Water Polo Conference.

This will be a unique opportunity for FINA’s Water Polo family to hear from established team sports, newly popular sports, and representatives from the Water Polo family about the new and innovative ideas they have used to ensure continued success.

The conference will provide dedicated leaders within Water Polo with an exciting platform where FINA delegates will meet international experts, drawing on their real-world learnings and giving practical tips to gain new insights and inspire visionary thinking that can be used in the future.

The FINA World Water Polo Conference will include:

• Inspiring success stories and key learnings from the established sport teams in the big leagues such as the NFL (American Football), NBA (Basketball), NHL (Ice Hockey), ICC (Cricket)
• Insights from the newly popular sports on how to break through the already crowded market and on how to capture the young audience’s attention and interest such as Rugby 7 and Beach Volleyball
• Views from sponsors and media partners perspectives including Arena, Dentsu, BrandActivator and Navigate Research
• Interesting success stories and input in Water Polo from both athletes and leaders

Before the conference begins, participating delegates will be “warmed-up” to the themes of the FINA World Water Polo Conference through a pre-survey that will be sent to all FINA Members Federations. Delegates can already think about which questions they would like to ask each of the speakers!

The conference will be highly interactive, featuring:

• A live Twitter Q&A
• Panel discussions, case studies and debates

Please check the most updated version of the Programme


Underlining the importance of this initiative, the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione said: "FINA is necessarily attentive to the constant evolution in the sport market. In this changing world, many new trends and developments have been made in all areas: the Sport has changed into a business arena made of great Stars and memorable performances, the ways to transmit it have also evolved, and the audiences that follow our best athletes are also not comparable to what existed some decades ago."

Dr. Maglione naturally looks forward to organising this event for the benefit of the Sport:

"The FINA World Water Polo Conference is the latest step in giving this Sport the place it deserves among the top team games in the world. Pioneer at Olympic level, being on the Games’ programme since 1900, it is also a pillar of Aquatics and is practiced in the five continents. This rendezvous in Cancun is primarily a forum of interaction and exchange of ideas and experiences, constituting a very healthy exercise that will certainly allow us to move forward in the right direction."

As with previous FINA World Conferences or Conventions, FINA will provide travel assistance, accommodation and three meals per day for one representative from each National Member Federation to attend the FINA World Water Polo Conference.