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PR 96 - WP WL 2015: Easy wins for Serbia and Croatia in first round of games

Nov 19, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), November 19, 2014 – Hungary, Greece, Serbia, Russia, Croatia and Italy were the winning teams of the inaugural European round of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2015, held on November 18, 2014.In Athens, the Greeks (Group A) wrapped up a comfortable win over the Romanian team, winning 15-8 while reigning World champions Hungary defeated Slovakia 13-6 in Debrecen. In Group B, World League defending champions Serbia crushed visiting Spain 9-1 in Nis. The Russian squad proved too strong for team Germany, who had to settle for a 12-9 loss in Volgograd. In Group C, 2012 Olympic silver medallists Italy beat France 15-9 in Aix-en-Provence; visiting Turkey lost to reigning Olympic champions Croatia 13-3 in Zagreb.The composition of the European Groups of the 2015 Men’s World...

PR 95 - WPWL 2015: Men’s competition kicks off in Europe with first games

Nov 17, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), November 17, 2014 – The 2015 season of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League kicks off tomorrow, November 18, with the first home-and-away games of the three European groups. Group A’s Greece receives Romania in Athens while Slovakia will face current World champions Hungary in Debrecen. In Group B, Serbia, 2014 FINA World Cup and World League winners, will play against Spain, World League runner-up in 2012, in Nis; Germany visits Russia in Volograd. In Group C, France and 2012 Olympic silver medallists Italy will face each other in Aix-en-Provence; Turkey meets reigning Olympic champions Croatia in Zagreb.The second round of matches on December 9 and 10, 2014 features the following match-ups: Dec 9, 2014Slovakia vs Greece in Novaky (SVK)Germany vs Serbia in Hamburg (GER)S...

FINA President re-elected as ANOC Vice President

Nov 14, 2014 - FINA Family

FINA President re-elected as ANOC Vice President

FINA President and IOC Member Dr. Julio C. Maglione was re-elected as Vice President of ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees), representing the Americas. The election took place during ANOC’s General Assembly on November 7-8, 2014 in Bangkok (THA). ANOC gathers the 204 National Olympic Committees in the five continents, and is presided by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabak, from Kuwait, also re-elected for the period 2014-2018. FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione (right), accompanied by IOC President Thomas Bach (left) and by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah (centre)

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.