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Ledecky& Meilutyte set their second WR

Barcelona – Spain, August 04, 2013: Marton Szivos and Viktor Nagy delivered when needed as Hungary won a third men’s Water Polo World Championship by beating Montenegro in a heart-stopping 8-7 on the final day at the Bernat Picornell Pool. Hungary just loves winning in Barcelona, collecting the crown in 2003 and

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Duque, the King in Barcelona, Treble for Franklin

Barcelona – Spain, Aug 01, 2013: He was already the most iconic athlete in High Diving. His successes at the Cliff Diving World Series, his charisma and his experience (38 years old) had made Orlando Duque, from Colombia, a symbol of this thrilling and challenging discipline. Today, in the port of Barcelona

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Elected new Bureau for the period 2013-2017

Barcelona (ESP), July 26, 2013: The FINA General Congress, with the participation of delegates from 170 National Federations (a new record) elected today in Barcelona (ESP) the new Bureau for the period 2013-2017. Under the presidency of Dr. Julio C. Maglione, who was re-elected for a new four-year term, the composition of

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Brazil’s Okimoto, Cunha finish 1-2 in women’s 10km

Barcelona – Spain, July 24, 2013: Poliana Okimoto Cintra (BRA) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) signaled Brazil’s intentions to be the faces of women’s open water swimming in the lead up to the next Olympic Games. Okimoto Cintra (1:58.19.2) touched just three tenths of a second ahead of her teammate (1:58.19.5) in

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Team Ukraine makes world podium debut

Barcelona – Spain, July 23, 2013: Ukraine celebrated their first trip to the podium at a World Championship (in synchronised swimming) with a bronze-medal winning performance in the team technical routine. The podium was exclusively European with Russia and Spain finishing 1-2. This evening at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, the Russians showed

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15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013

Lausanne, July 03, 2013: In 16 days, Barcelona (ESP) will host the 15th FINA World Championships, where no less than 2,000 of the best athletes from every continent (representing more than 170 nations) will compete at the highest level in FINA’s six disciplines – Swimming, Diving, Water polo, Synchronised swimming, Open water

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World Championships Barcelona 2013

Lausanne, June 19, 2013: Only 30 days to go until FINA’s big Aquatics Festival in Barcelona! During 17 days, more than 2,000 athletes coming from the five continents (about 180 nations) will display the pinnacle of FINA sports. The exciting novelty at this 15th edition is the introduction of high diving on

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Barcelona 2013: 120 days to go!

Lausanne, Mar 20, 2013: The countdown has started! In 120 days, the 15th FINA World Championships will begin in Barcelona on July 19, arousing a worldwide wave of enthusiasm and highlighting the top athletes in FINA’s five sports – Swimming, Water polo, Diving, Synchronised swimming and Open water. MEDIA ACCREDITATION Media accreditation

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Montreal to stage Swimming Championships

Germany, Jan 24, 2013: Montreal, Canada will stage the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships this August, the International Paralympic Committee has announced. The event will be the first major gathering of international athletes since the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is expected to attract around 650 of the world’s best swimmers from

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FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Istanbul – Turkey, Dec 16 (FINA): For the fourth consecutive edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Ryan Lochte (USA) is the winner of the FINA Trophy for best male swimmer, earning an unprecedented eight medals in Istanbul! The swimming superstar already made history two years ago in Dubai (UAE) with