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Last London call for marathon swimmers

BY: FINA, June 6, 2012: marathon swimmers, Whereas pool swimmers race for a matter of seconds or minutes, open water swimmers compete for several hours in an awesome display of strength and endurance, often having to deal with physical contact and natural challenges throughout the race. The last of FINA’s five disciplines

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Mascot unveiled of 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona

Lausanne-Switzerland, May 24, 2012: A drop of water will be the official mascot of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013. The mascot has been introduced to society on May 22 and baptised in an act that has been presented by Gemma Mengual, who has just recently joined the Organising Committee of

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Riccione welcomes biggest Masters Celebration ever!

Lausanne-Switzerland, May 24, 2012: A worldwide wave of enthusiasm will hit the seaside town of Riccione, Italy, where a record 14,000 participants will gather for the 14th edition of the FINA World Masters Championships from June 3-17. No less than 9,672 swimmers will hit the pool at the “Italo Nicoletti” Sports Centre

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Doha to Host the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships [25m] in 2014

By: John Zerafa: Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2012: FINA, together with the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Swimming Federation, has the pleasure to announce that following the decision of the FINA Bureau, the City of Doha (QAT) has been awarded the organisation of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), in

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MEN’S WATER POLO TEAMS TO BOOK LAST FOUR TICKETS TO LONDON

Lausanne (SUI), March 28, 2012: A tough competitive field awaits the 12 water polo teams for the Men’s Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament to be held at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton (Alberta, CAN) from April 1-8, 2012. Only the highest-ranked four teams will secure London berths to join the world’s