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FINA Aquatics World Magazine launches Barcelona 2013 best short story and photo contest

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When the curtain falls this upcoming summer in the Catalan capital and the world’s best aquatic athletes aim to climb the podium at the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013, more than 2,500 media representatives from all over the world will cover the major sporting event to bring across the most exciting, emotional and nerve-wrecking moments. As in the past three years, the FINA Aquatics World Magazine will reward the most creative short stories and photos from the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona (ESP).

The FINA Magazine short story and photo contest is open to all professionals of the media, attending or not the Championships in Barcelona. The short story cannot exceed 1,500 characters and must relate to any of the six FINA sports to be showcased at the Barcelona 2013 World Championships: swimming and synchronised swimming (Palau Sant Jordi), water polo (Bernat Picornell Pool), diving (Montjuic Municipal Pool), open water swimming and, for the first time in history, high diving (Moll de la Fusta, Port of Barcelona).

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Official Barcelona 2013 song ‘La ciutat entres dos blaus’

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The Catalan music band Els amics del les ArtsEls Amics de les Arts, a famous Catalan music band, presented the official song of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 at the Montjuic Municipal Pool on June 13. The band members also revealed the spectacular underwater music video of the song entitled ‘La ciutat entre dos blaus’ ("city between two blues").

Spain’s synchronised swimming star Ona Carbonell attended the presentation. The star of the World Championships was accompanied by Maite Fandos, co-president of the Barcelona 2013 Organising Committee, and Enric Bertran, president of the Catalan Swimming Federation.

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Official Barcelona 2013 song to be revealed on June 13

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The Catalan music band Els amics del les Arts - credit: RFEN 2011The music video for the official song of the 15th FINA World Championships to take place in Barcelona (ESP) from July 19 to August 4, 2013 was shot for over 40 hours in different locations and will be presented at the Montjuic Municipal Pool in the Catalan capital next week.

The big highlight of the video shoot is the spectacular image of the Catalan music band Els amics del les Arts, giving an underwater concert at the high performance center CAR de Sant Cugat.

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FINA Sports Medicine Committee visits Barcelona 2013 headquarters

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Only four months ahead of the inauguration of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013, event organisers have welcomed another group of people to the headquarters at the main competition venue Palau Sant Jordi. This week, the Sports Medicine Committee of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) is visiting the sports facilities to get an update on the project.

The long workday on Monday started off with a visit to the different competition venues (Palau Sant Jordi, Picornell Pool, Montjuïc Municipal Pool and Moll de la Fusta) and continued with several meetings, focusing on two key areas of the Barcelona 2013 World Championships: Medical Services and Doping Control.

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Mayor of Barcelona receives the FINA Family

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In the spectacular scenario of the Albeniz Palace, the Mayor of Barcelona Xavier Trias received the FINA Bureau members on February 22 and transmitted them his conviction on a great competition next July, with the occasion of the 15th FINA World Championships.

“The city of Barcelona looks forward to receiving the best aquatic athletes of the world. These Championships is certainly a great investment for our city, but will bring long-lasting effects to Barcelona. I just recall the urban metamorphosis generated by the staging of the 1992 Olympic Games in the city”, considered Xavier Trias, who was accompanied by Maite Fandos, co-president of the Barcelona 2013 FINA World Championships Organising Committee and responsible for Sport in the City Municipality.

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