Kosovo is the 208th FINA member
The Kosovo Swimming Federation became the 208th FINA Member, after the recent approval of affiliation by the FINA Bureau. The distribution of the FINA National Member Federations in the five continents is now as follows: Africa – 52; Americas – 44; Asia – 44; Europe – 52; Oceania – 16.
Athletes Village gets ready for Aquatics festival
Preservation of the Universiade Village's legacy in the lead-up to the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia was on the agenda of the meeting hosted by the campus student council on February 10, 2015.
Present at the meeting were representatives of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism. Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects and Universiade Village Mayor, Farid Abdulganiev, also attended the event and addressed the audience with a short speech.
FINA in mourning – Mario Vazquez Raña (MEX)
FINA learnt with great sadness about the death of Mario Vazquez Raña, a great lover of Sport and a long-time supporter of the Aquatic disciplines. A respected businessman in Mexico, Mr. Vazquez Raña had been President of his country’s Olympic Committee, IOC Member, President of ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees), Chairman of Olympic Solidarity, and was still presently President of PASO, the Pan-American Sports Organisation.
An Olympian in shooting, his contribution to the Olympic movement was remarkable for many decades, and his action largely contributed to the development of Sport in Mexico and in the five continents.
FINA Masters Committee assesses progress in build-up to World Championships
The FINA Masters Committee's inspection visit took place on February 5-7, 2015. The delegation led by FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu arrived in the capital of Tatarstan to check the host city's preparation for this summer's World Masters Championships. Among the delegates were Masters Committee chairman Edward Evelly, Masters Committee vice-chairman Mel Goldstein and FINA Bureau liaison Dr. Mohamed Diop.
Day 1 of the visit opened with a meeting attended by Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects, Azat Kadyrov, and heads of the functional areas involved in the preparation for the World Masters Championships. During the meeting, tournament directors responsible for aquatic disciplines were introduced for the first time to the FINA Masters Committee members.
Rossiya Segodnya to be host national news agency for Kazan 2015
Rossiya Segodnya will become the key provider of sports coverage for the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan.
The Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency has been granted the status of a host national news agency and photo pool for the FINA World Championships in Kazan. For the first time in the history of Soviet and Russian swimming, a Russian information agency will act as the major source of up-to-the-minute news and photo content for this prestigious international sporting event.
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