Three FINA personalities in the Rio 2016 Coordination Commission
Three FINA personalities have been appointed in the Coordination Commission for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These are FINA President Julio C. Maglione, former synchronised swimmer and General Secretary of Aruba Swimming Federation Nicole Hoevertsz and former Olympic and World champion Alexander Popov from Russia.The 17 members of the Coordination Commission are IOC members from five continents with wide-ranging Olympic Games experience gained either from work on former IOC Evaluation or Coordination Commissions or with previous Games Organising Committees. The team, chaired by Ms Nawal El Moutawakel from Morocco, will be responsible for assisting the Rio 2016 Organising Committee during the period leading up to the Olympic Games, as well as monitoring the progress of preparations.
Swimming Canada announces new partnership with Intercontinental Hotels Group
Swimming Canada is thrilled to announce that they have signed a new multi-year marketing partnership with the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). IHG is the largest hotel chain in the world.
“This Partnership will help the swimming community in many ways and we look forward to creating some innovative programs with IHG to further promote the program in the coming months”, commented Swimming Canada CEO Pierre Lafontaine.
Bovell III and John-Williams top athletes in Trinidad & Tobago
World Championship record breaker George Bovell III and Youth Olympic Games qualifier Kimberlee John-Williams won the Swimmer of the Year Male and Female respectively at the Annual Award Ceremony of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) held at Naparima Bowl on January 17, 2010.
New South Wales Institute of Sport launches International Diving Programme
World class divers Melissa Wu and Scott Robertson have joined the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) as part of the newly established diving International Training Programme (ITP), led by NSWIS Diving Programme Head Coach Chava Sobrino, it was recently announced.
Wu, who claimed a silver medal in the women’s synchronised 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and Beijing Olympian Robertson relocated from Queensland to join Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham and dual Olympian Alexandra Croak at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
Japan rewards its top athletes and swimmers get ready for FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)
The 44th TV Asahi Big Sports Award 2009 was held on January 15, 2010, at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Japan and rewarded not only swimmers but also a wide range of athletes coming from baseball, golf, sumo, soccer, athletics, and others.
- Birth and staleness force Aussie Sharks captain Whalan to have year-long break
- 2 major diving and open water swimming events to take place in Mexico this month
- Brazil's National Team convened for South American Championship
- Pinheiros won the last event of the 2009 season and Cesar Cielo broke the World Record in the men’s
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