FINA suspends Sri Lanka National Federation
FINA has suspended from June 17, 2015 the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union, with the following consequences:
1. No voting right at the FINA General Assembly (Ordinary and Extraordinary);
2. Participation of the athletes under FINA Flag, FINA Code for Accreditation and FINA Hymn (in case of victory) during the FINA Championships/Events;
3. FINA recognises the former board of directors, as the interim Executive Committee, until new elections are conducted according to the principle of Autonomy;
4. The suspension shall be respected by all FINA members.
WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 3: Third win for Serbia, second for Hungary, Croatia and Italy
On the third day of the preliminary round Serbia won 12-8 against a tough Australian side and ended Group B only undefeated team with 9 points. In the same Group (B) Italy beat the United States 13-10 and took the second place behind Serbia.
Hungary, who today crushed Brazil, finished on top of Group A, with Brazil in second place.
Second victory for Croatia who beat China on Day 3. The Chinese collected three losses and zero points. The most interesting match of the quarter finals should be between Croatia and Italy, two neighboring nations and traditional rivals.
Rankings after Day 3
Group A: 1. Hungary 9, 2. Brazil 6, 3. Croatia 6, 4. China 0.
Group B: 1. Serbia 9, 2. Italy 6, 3. Australia 3, 4. United States 0.
WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 2: Brazil and Serbia win again, first win for Croatia and Australia
On the second day of the preliminary round Brazil continued his surprising march crushing China and jumping on top of Group A. Croatia got its first, important, win over another major powerhouse, Hungary.
First victory also for Australia at the end of a spectacular match against the United States, who, like China, suffered they second defeat.
Second win also for Serbia who defeated Italy at the end of an exciting match, whose outcome was uncertain for at least three quarters. Serbia, who, leads Group B , will face Australia on the third day.
WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 1: Victories for Serbia, Hungary, Brazil and Italy
The six-day and 24 matches long tournament started on Tuesday June 23 at 4 p.m. with the first session of four matches.
During the first three days the eight teams - divided in two groups, A and B, are scheduled to play 12 matches in the Preliminary Round. The second half of the tournament will feature the Quarter Finals (Day 4), the Semi Finals (Day 5) and the Finals (Day 6).
The winner of the Super Final will be qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition it will receive a US $ 100,000 FINA prize.
Today there were the predictable victories of Serbia over the USA, Hungary over China, and Italy over Australia. However, in the third match there was the surprising victory of Brazil, host of next year Olympic Games, over the Olympic champions of Croatia.
WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo: Solemn Opening Ceremony held today
The 14th edition of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final got underway today with a solemn opening ceremony held at the “Pope John XXIII” congress centre, after the eight participant teams, the referees and the FINA Officials paraded through some central streets, starting from the Town Hall.
The Super Final was officially declared open by the City Mayor, Mr. Giorgio Gori, who earlier had delivered a welcome address to the audience. Welcome addresses were delivered also by the FINA Bureau Liaison Dimitris Diathesopoulos, and by the Italian Federation President, as well as FINA Honorary Secretary Paolo Barelli.
All teams, in turn, walked on the stage, waving their national flag, for the official presentation. National anthems were played.
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