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Spanish victory over Hungary earns top

London – GBR, August 04, 2012: Spain’s women sensationally finished at the top of Group A with a 13-11 victory over Hungary at the London Olympic Water Polo Arena on Friday. Spain has won two matches and drew even with the USA, but they win the group ahead of the USA based

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Phelps at his best continues to amaze the world!

London – GBR, August 03, 2012: If more records were needed to earn the title of “Best Olympian in the history of the Games”, Michael Phelps (USA) established one more in the sixth day of the swimming finals at the 2012 Games in London. In the duel of the day, the men’s

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Phelps is the best ever in Olympic history!

London – GBR, July 31, 2012: Throughout his amazing Olympic adventure, Michael Phelps (USA) had accumulated two important records: the most gold medals (14) and the most gold medals in a single edition of the Games (8). One last record was missing to definitively put his name in the highest march of

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FINA News Letter: Aquatics at London 2012

Lausanne (SUI), July 04, 2012: A total 1,450 athletes will make the trip to London (GBR) to compete in one of FINA’s five aquatics disciplines – Swimming and Marathon Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming – for the XXX Olympiad from July 27 to August 12. SWIMMING Dates: July 28-August 4, 2012

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Wealth of talents ready to shine in Bolzano & Open water races

FINA News, June 20, 2012: After Rostock (Germany), Montreal (Canada), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Madrid (Spain), Bolzano (Italy) will welcome the current stars and rising talents of diving’s global elite from June 22-24, the last meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2012. Among those hoping for a place on the podium,

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Two Pakistani Swimmers selected by the FINA

Islamabad – Pakistan, June 8, 2012: Anum Bandey, It is indeed with immense pleasure to announce that two swimmers (1 male and 1 female) from Pakistan have finally been selected by the FINA (based on their performance in 14th FINA World Championships, Shanghai China 2011) to participate on Universality Places for the

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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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Mamistvalov Named IPC’s Athlete of the Month for April

Bonn-Germany, May 14, 2012: Israeli swimmer Itzhak Mamistvalov was voted the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month for April. Mamistvalov set two new world records – already approved by IPC Swimming – at the British Open Swimming Championships in Sheffield, Great Britain, during the first week of April. In the