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FINA Masters Committee meets in Riccione (ITA)

FINA Family

The FINA Masters Committee held a meeting in Riccione, Italy, on May 22-23, 2011 to discuss the organisation of the 14th edition of the FINA World Masters Championships scheduled for June 2012.

FINA Bureau Liaison Bill Matson and the Masters Committee Members also made a visit to the aquatics venues, which are ideally close from each other. Good participation is expected for the 2012 Masters celebration.

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WPWL 2011: Second-quarter blitz seals top spot in Asia-Oceania for Aussie Stingers women

World League

Sydney (May 19). With the qualifying over, all eyes are now on the FINA World League Super Finals next month. The final qualification matches were played at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight with the big issue who was going to top the women's group of the Asia-Oceania zone.

A blistering 6-2 second quarter by the world No 2 Aussie Stingers proved devastating for the No 3 China with the Aussies finishing 9-7 ahead. Both teams went into the match equal on points and a 2-2 opening quarter was what was expected. However, the game secretary was kept busy as the Aussies shook off China at 3-3, swapped goals and then rattled in three unanswered goals in two minutes to close the half at 8-4. The dour, physical second half went China's way, keeping Australia scoreless in the final 2-0 quarter.

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Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships

Shanghai 2011


Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships
(Press Release III on Food Safety for FINA)
The OC Food Safety Department has stipulated the Regulations on Coordination between food safety watchdogs for the 14th FINA World Championships (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), with a view to ensuring effective cooperation between five food safety watchdogs in terms of food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships, redressing omissions in food safety supervision and administration from the field to the fork, and enhancing efficiency in food safety control. In line with the demand put forward by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the OC, Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, Shanghai Administration for Industry & Commerce, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, in the charge of the OC Food Safety Department, are responsible for supervision over food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships.
The Regulations highlight coordination in the following aspects:
1. Principles for spot checks on the food for the Championships;
Organizations responsible for spot checks on food ingredients and products in the food supply chain are clarified.
2. Testing items and agencies;
Four certified testing agencies have been designated by the Food Safety Department to carry out the controls in line with the same approaches and criteria.
3. Coordination between the traceability of food and inspection over purchased ingredients;
Recommended food suppliers and official hotels are required to adopt the Food Traceability System for the 14th FINA World Championships and implement the Ingredient Distribution and Circulation Form for the 14th FINA World Championships to exercise IT-based control over food traceability.
4. Labeling in food distribution for the Championship;
Food for the Championships must be packaged with special labels, and all truck doors should be sealed with TAG that bear code numbers so as to ensure the food are not intact during the food transportation.
5. Chain of custody for food production and supply;
All suppliers have to retain their food production and supply records according to relevant requirements so that in case of any emergency, documents concerned can be provided in time. In addition, all food safety watchdogs have also to keep their records on food safety supervision and administration.
6. Information on food safety;
During the Championships, the results of food safety supervision for all food suppliers and official hotels will be reported to the OC on a daily base.

The OC Food Safety Department has stipulated the Regulations on Coordination between food safety watchdogs for the 14th FINA World Championships (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), with a view to ensuring effective cooperation between five food safety watchdogs in terms of food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships, redressing omissions in food safety supervision and administration from the field to the fork, and enhancing efficiency in food safety control.

In line with the demand put forward by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the OC, Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, Shanghai Administration for Industry & Commerce, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, in the charge of the OC Food Safety Department, are responsible for supervision over food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships.

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WPWL 2011: China men book trip to Florence while New Zealanders hit top form

World League

Sydney (May 19). China men came through when necessary, beating Japan 8-6 to advance to the FINA World League Super Finals following fourth-night action in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania qualifying water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. And New Zealand came out to play as well with two excellent matches that kept the opposition apprehensive until the final quarters.

But China men, under pressure to join their female counterparts and qualify, were up against a Japanese team riding a high of top-class play and an easier final day against New Zealand compared to China’s opponent of unbeaten Australia.

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Brazil's team for world titles announced

Federations News

BRAThe Brazilian National Team for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai (CHN) this July has been announced. In all, 20 swimmers were selected to dispute the event in China. The Maria Lenk Trophy, the Brazilian national championships, was the last trials for the swimmers. The country's greatest athletes have their Shanghai tickets: Cesar Cielo, Thiago Pereira, Felipe França and Kaio Marcio de Almeida.

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WPWL 2011: Australia men and women qualify for Super Finals, as does China women

World League

Sydney (May 18). Australia has qualified both its teams for the FINA World League Super Finals following third-night action in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

China women are also in an unassailable position with two nights remaining but the real action is which of the two teams — China and Japan — will fill the second spot in the men’s competition in Florence, Italy next month?

Japan pushed the unbeaten Aussie Sharks to a 12-10 decision tonight but it was the earlier game that had people talking.

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WPWL 2011 (Men): Japan's close win over Kazakhstan, Australia beats Kiwis at home

World League

Sydney (May 17). Kazakhstan's veneer as the best men's team in Asia was further stripped by Japan with a dramatic 11-10 victory in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Kazakhstan beat Japan 10-8 in their Asian Games semifinal in Guangzhou, China in November but Japan reversed that 10-8 result in Auckland during the first leg last week and last night led 9-3 in the third period before allowing the Kazakhs back into the game, with two of those goals coming in brutality suspension time.

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Japan's talents set for Shanghai qualifier

Federations News

A big swim meet is coming up this weekend: The Japan Open 2011 (50m) will be held at Namihaya-Dome in Kadoma of Osaka, Japan, from May 20-22 2011. The Japan Open 2011 is a trial for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, this July.

Japan's famous breaststroke aces Kosuke Kitajima and Naoya Tomita are in good shape and expected to swim well at the Japan Open.

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WPWL 2011: Aussie Sharks men crush Kazakhstan, China women too good for Japan

World League

Sydney (May 16). The Aussie Sharks men maintained their dominance over Kazakhstan on the first day of the second leg of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2011 Asia-Oceania round at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

The Sharks continued their unbeaten run with an 11-5 victory over Asian Games champion Kazakhstan — a side boasting eight stars from December’s championship team. Australia led by just 5-2 at halftime but had the game sewn up with an 8-3 margin at the final break. China beat New Zealand 12-6 in the other men’s game from an 8-3 halftime advantage. China has nine players returning from the Asian Games gold-medal final won by Kazakhstan.

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FINA starts CoachTrue Programme

FINA is pleased to present the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) CoachTrue Programme. In order to meet the coaches’ learning needs and their demanding schedule, WADA has launched CoachTrue, a computer-based, self-teaching anti-doping tool.

CoachTrue’s elite-level module has the following features:

- Pre-Test: An evaluation of the coach’s current knowledge
- Tutorials: A series of presentations with voice-overs that provide essential information on the following topics:

1. Health consequences of doping
2. Coach’s accountability
3. Results management
4. Therapeutic use exemptions
5. Whereabouts
6. Decision-making

- Scenario-Based Activities: A practical application of acquired knowledge to likely real-life scenarios
- Who Wants to Play True: A fun way for coaches to test their knowledge on anti-doping issues
- Post-Test & Certification: Once coaches have completed all required learning steps, including a final assessment (post-test), they receive a certificate of participation.


Click on the banner to access the CoachTrue platform.
Coach True

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