Shanghai Government Intensifies the Food Safety Measures to Ensure the Success of the 14th FINA World Championships

Shanghai 2011

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.

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Eurosport draws on sporting emotions to launch new visual identity

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Leading sports multimedia group announces overhaul of branding and launches new look and feel across all platforms.

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Brazil tops medals table at South American Youth Championships (PER)

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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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Colombia to host first South American Water Polo Championships

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The Aquatic Complex "Horacio Martinez", in Copacabana, Antioquia (COL), was chosen as the stage for the First South American Water Polo Championships (for both male and female U-17 category), to take place from April 5-10, 2011. The delegations of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela and Colombia will take part in the event.

The excellent conditions presented by the Aquatic Complex "Horacio Martinez", widely known in Colombia for the hosting of aquatic events and the experience gained since the last South American Games, allowed the town of Copacabana to be chosen as host of this new event.

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Success of the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

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FINA is pleased to announce that the cumulative audience in Europe of its 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held last December in Dubai (UAE) was, according to the report received from EBU, of 136.2 million people from 264 programmes totaling over 237 hours of coverage.

In comparison, for Manchester 2008 (the previous edition of these championships), the figures show an audience of 58.3 million from 230 programmes totaling over 222 hours of coverage.

Whilst the number of programmes increased by 14.8% and the hours of coverage rose by 6.8%, the increase in total audience has jumped by 133.6%, which underlines that the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) has become a more attractive event.


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