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FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup

Lausanne, Oct 03, 2012: The FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup is underway at Dubai’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex from October 1-2 where 190 swimmers from more than 30 countries are competing. The 2012 eight-leg series kicked off with some heavyweights of the international swimming stage making a splash on the

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17th FINA World Sports Medicine Congress

Lausanne, Sept 19, 2012: The theme of the congress is “Enhancing Performance: The Healthy Aquatic Athlete”. It is recognised that a healthy athlete is one that can perform to their potential. Physicians and Scientists play an important role in providing the opportunity for the athlete and their coaches to deliver elite performance.

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2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention in Moscow

Lausanne – Switzerland, Sept 19, 2012: FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione, will have the pleasure to welcome the Aquatics community for the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention, taking place from October 29 to November 1, 2012 in Moscow (RUS). The event’s main theme “Aquatics for All: Developing and Performing for Excellence”

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Swimming: FINA world news updates

Lausanne, Sept 5 2012: The 2012 edition of FINA’s major annual swimming event, the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, will kick off at the magnificent Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai (UAE) on October 2. The big names of the international swimming elite will gather to compete in eight meets

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Croatia captures first Olympic gold medal

London – GBR, August 12, 2012: The legend continues as Ratko Rudic guided Croatia to their first Olympic gold medal with a comprehensive 8-6 victory over Italy at the Water Polo Arena on Sunday. For Rudic, it was a record fourth gold medal as a coach, let alone silver as a player

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David Boudia wins the men’s 10m platform

London – GBR, August 12, 2012: The entire United Kingdom was waiting for this final since the beginning of 2008. In January of that year, Thomas (Tom) Daley became the youngest winner ever of a British 10m platform senior title, at the age of… 13! He got immediately spotted as a bright

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Ruolin Chen (CHN) revalidates 10m title

London – GBR, August 09, 2012: The seventh final of the diving programme at these Games, the women’s 10m platform, was not very thrilling in terms of the gold medal outcome, but was amazingly interesting if we consider the minor medals. 2008 Olympic and 2011 world champion, Ruolin Chen (CHN) calmly displayed

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Water polo women final day

London – GBR, August 09, 2012: The USA played their fourth Olympic water polo tournament before achieving their highest reward, an Olympic gold medal. Two USA players, Brenda Villa and Heather Petri now have four medals, one from each women’s tournament since competition was inaugurated in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Spain

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Balkan powerhouses, Italy together in semi-finals

London – GBR, August 08, 2012: Balkan, Four nations each bordering the Adriatic Sea will play for Olympic medals in the semi-final round of the men’s 2012 London Olympic water polo tournament. In today’s biggest upset, Italy defeated Hungary, the 2008 Olympic champions to earn their spot in the next round. Italy’s

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Ilya Zakharov gets the gold in an amazing

London – GBR, August 8, 2012: Four hours after the first gold in the Aquatics Centre (thanks to the duet in synchronised swimming), Russia could celebrate their second title in the FINA sports at these Games by winning the men’s 3m springboard of the diving programme. In the most thrilling and interesting