The FINA Bureau met today online for its first 2021 gathering, and accepted the resignation of Mr Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director for the past 35 years.

The FINA Bureau members recognised the outstanding devotion and role of Mr Marculescu in the development of Aquatics in the five continents, contributing to make our Sport a pillar of the Olympic Movement.

It was also decided that an interim solution will be implemented from March 4, 2021 with Mrs Marcela Saxlund Medvedev, until now FINA Deputy Executive Director, being nominated as FINA Interim Executive Director. Moreover, Mr Pedro Adrega, presently Head of FINA Communications Department, assumes the role of FINA Interim Deputy Executive Director. Both are part of the FINA staff for over 20 years.

The FINA Bureau also approved the FINA Financial Statements for 2019 and 2020, to be further discussed by the FINA Congress on June 5, 2021. This major gathering will elect the new FINA Bureau, FINA Audit Committee and FINA Ethics Panel for the period 2021-2025. Proposals for changes in the FINA Constitution, FINA General Rules, FINA Doping Rules and FINA Facilities Rules will also be submitted to the delegates taking part in the Congress.