FINA Task Force Report
Francis Crippen, a long distance swimmer from the United States of America (USA) passed away during the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race that took place in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday 23 October 2010.
In order to better understand the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) appointed a Task Force to address all the issues related to the death of open water swimmer Francis Crippen.
Japanese stars ready for Shanghai tickets
Most swimmers in Japan including breaststroke ace Kosuke Kitajima but also Takeshi Matsuda, Junya Koga, Ryosuke Irie, Naoya Tomita, Ryo Tateishi, Shiho Sakai, Aya Terakawa just to name a few, are in top shape for the up-coming test. They will swim fast also for Japan’s hope to rebuild from the natural catastrophe.
Shanghai Government Intensifies the Food Safety Measures to Ensure the Success of the 14th FINA World Championships
The 14th FINA World Championships will be held from July 16 to July 31 in Shanghai, China. To ensure the success of the world’s top aquatic sports competition, the Chinese government and Shanghai government will attend to the people’s concerns, enforce the laws and regulations of food safety, and tighten food safety supervision according to international practices in order to ensure the food safety for the athletes and spectators of this competition.
The officials of Shanghai government and the Organizing Committee of the 14th FINA World Championships have held many meetings recently with related experts to discuss the details for supervising food safety. The Organizing Committee has concluded the following five measures.
Brazil tops medals table at South American Youth Championships (PER)
Brazil won 97 medals at the South American Youth Championships taking place in Lima, Peru, from March 16 to 27 at the Campo de Marte complex.
The Brazilian swimming team totalled 750.5 points and won 74 medals (35 golds, 21 silvers and 18 bronze). Venezuela finished in second position with 404.5 points and Argentina claimed third spot with a total 397.5 points.
In open water swimming events, the Brazilians took six medals (2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronze) while in synchronised Swimming, the girls garnered 16 medals (11 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze). In the men's water polo field, the Brazilian squad defeated Venezuela in the final 16 to 3 (5:1, 5:2, 1:0, 5:0). Diving is not in the programme of the South American Youth Championships.
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