BCN2013 - General
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Barcelona 2013 - Swimming Qualifying Procedure
Please find below important information relating to the athletes' participation in SWIMMING competitions at the 15th FINA World Championships to be held in Barcelona (ESP) on July 19 - August 4, 2013.
As it was done for Shanghai 2011, a qualifying procedure with A and B standard time will be implemented for Barcelona 2013.
Official Barcelona 2013 mascot unveiled
A drop of water will be the official mascot of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013. The mascot has been introduced to society on May 22 and baptised in an act that has been presented by Gemma Mengual, who has just recently joined the Organising Committee of Barcelona 2013. According to the comments after the presentation, the guests are very satisfied about the new mascot, which is called Xop.
Maite Fandos, president of the Barcelona 2013 Organising Committee, has revealed the identity of the mascot, which has been elected the winner among 200 proposals that were sent to the event organisers of Barcelona 2013 as part of an online public competition. Xop covered in multi-colored mosaic tiles inspired by Gaudi’s art.
Gemma Mengual launches Planet Water
Gemma Mengual today became the first inhabitant of Planet Water after reading the swimmers manifest during the official presentation of the ambitious project organised by the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013.
With just 500 days to go until the start of the Championships, the Olympic medallist who has recently retired from synchronised swimming has become the official figurehead of the virtual community.
Planet Water is a community where fans can share their experiences and make their voices heard within Barcelona 2013 in the lead up to the Championships. All Planet Water fans will help in communicating the responsible consumption and use of water.
Ryan Lochte behind Barcelona 2013
On his first visit to Barcelona, the world’s number one swimmer in 2011 has offered his support for the 2013 World Championships. He is the first swimmer to break a world record without the aid of a high tech swimsuit. While he prepares for London 2012, another big event appears on the horizon: Barcelona 2013.
Olympic 200m backstroke champion, US-American Ryan Lochte, has offered his support for the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 during a short stay in the Catalan capital last weekend. The top swimmer from Gainesville, Florida, got to Barcelona on Friday for a meeting with one of his sponsors and returned to the United States yesterday.
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