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Kazan 2015 celebrates one year to go to World Championships!

Jul 24, 2014 - Kazan 2015

Kazan 2015 celebrates one year to go to World Championships!

July 24 marks one year until the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. To celebrate this occasion, the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee has prepared plenty of pleasant surprises for citizens of Kazan and people visiting the city.A gigantic newspaper painted on the pavement and dedicated to the 2015 FINA World Championships will be opened today, July 24, in the square near the Kazan Family Centre and kick off a series of festive events. The project is designed to raise Kazan citizens’ awareness of the upcoming World Championships and to help them unveil some interesting facts about aquatics and legendary figures engaged in water sports.

FINA President meets Hungarian Prime Minister, ahead of Budapest 2021

Jul 22, 2014 - Highlight

FINA President meets Hungarian Prime Minister, ahead of Budapest 2021

FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione and FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu spent two days in Budapest and met with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban to discuss the preparations for the 2021 FINA World Championships.Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary received FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione in the company of FINA Honorary Secretary Paolo Barelli, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu, 2021 LOC President Lajos Kosa and FINA Vice President Tamas Gyarfas in the Parliament to overview the preparation process for the 2021 FINA World Championships and for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. The meeting took place almost exactly a year after the FINA Bureau voted for Budapest as the host of these events.

PR 52 - Diving World Cup: Indomitable China triumphs at home

Jul 20, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), July 20, 2014 – Diving giant China sealed an impressive six days at the 19th FINA Diving World Cup held at Shanghai's Oriental Sports Centre (CHN) from July 15-20, 2014, pocketing all nine titles on offer. Finishing 1-2 in all four individual events, the local squad walked away with 13 awards. Other nations with medals included Australia (2), Canada (3), Great Britain (1), Germany (2), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), Russia (2), Ukraine (1) and USA (1).Among men, reigning world champion He Chong (CHN) bested team-mate Cao Yuan in the 3m springboard, amassing a total 540.35 to capture the gold. Great Britain’s Jack Laugher placed third with an overall 488.20 points. In the 10m platform final, fresh face Jian Yang (CHN) edged Chinese star Qiu Bo to finish first with 543.85. Mexico’...

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.