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PR 88 - Brazil’s Cunha and do Carmo take home 2014

Oct 20, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), October 20, 2014 – The FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 wrapped up on October 18 in Hong Kong following the eighth and final race of the season. The action-packed race featured close finishes among both men and women.Brazilians Allan do Carmo and Ana Marcela Cunha captured the overall men’s and women’s titles based on their total accumulated points throughout the eight legs.Carmo’s silver in Hong Kong brought his overall point total to 121, comfortably ahead of Germans Thomas Lurz and Christian Reichert, who tied for second place with 88 points. Carmo won the Lac Megantic and Chun’an stops on his way to the overall title. A regular competitor and podium maker since the launch of the series in 2007, the Brazilian celebrated his first title in Hong Kong.On the women...

MSWC 2014: Reichert (GER) and Olasz (HUN) win in Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2014 - 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

MSWC 2014: Reichert (GER) and Olasz (HUN) win in Hong Kong

Ninety-three swimmers from 21 countries arrived at the waters edge just few minutes before 8 a.m. today, allowing an hour for swimwear inspection and the application of their numbers and sun block. Precisely at 9 a.m. the 51 male competitors entered the 27.5 centigrade water, holding one hand on the start rope for mere seconds before the horn signaled their official start. The athletes would be expected to navigate five loops each of 2km. A pleasant air temperature of 26 degrees and a light westerly wind made for ideal conditions.  The 42 women would start five minutes after the men's race following the identical course that was peppered with more than 40 boats and kayaks.

MSWC 2014: Brazil's Cunha and do Carmo top favourites in Hong Kong

Oct 17, 2014 - 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

MSWC 2014: Brazil's Cunha and do Carmo top favourites in Hong Kong

The eighth and final stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 returns to Hong Kong's Repulse Bay on Saturday morning October 18. Just minutes after Friday's technical meeting and safety briefing most of the 51 male and 43 female competitors boarded on coach buses to one of the most beautiful venues of open water swimming. Among the women taking a practice swim today were Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha and Poliana Okimoto. In early February Okimoto won the opening leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 in front of 7,000 spectators in Viedma, Argentina. In the lead pack from the start, Okimoto finished the women’s race in 2h05m03s88, a little more than 13 seconds ahead of her Brazilian teammate Ana Marcela Cunha.

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.