Press Release following February 22-23 FINA Bureau Meeting

Press Release following February 22-23 FINA BUREAU MEETING

Barcelona (ESP), February 23, 2013 – Under the presidency of Dr. Julio C. Maglione, the FINA Bureau met on February 22-23, 2013 in Barcelona (ESP) and decided on the following main topics:

+ Affiliation of the 203rd FINA National Member Federation: East Timor;

+  Adoption of the 2013-2018 world international calendar of Aquatic competitions;

+ Award of the organisation of the FINA Synchro World Trophy 2013 to Mexico;

+ Approval of the 2013 calendar, prize money and new scoring system for the FINA Swimming World Cup: for the first time, two meets of the series (Eindhoven, NED, August 7-8 and Berlin, GER, August 10-11) will be held immediately after the conclusion of the FINA World Championships. In October/November, the remaining cities hosting a meet will be Moscow (RUS), Dubai (UAE), Doha (QAT), Singapore (SIN), Tokyo (JPN) and Beijing (CHN);

+ Adoption of a Code of Ethics and establishment of an Ethics Panel within the FINA structure. The scope of this Code, as approved by the Bureau is: “This Code shall apply to conduct that damages the integrity and reputation of Aquatics and in particular to illegal, immoral and unethical behaviour. The Code focuses on general conduct within FINA that has little or no connection with action on the field of play”;

+ Adoption of a specific Rules of Conduct applicable to bidders for FINA World Championships or FINA World Swimming Championships (25m);

+ Finalisation of the changes to the Constitution, General and Facilities rules to be submitted to the FINA     

+ General Congress and the modifications of the five aquatic disciplines and Masters rules to be voted at the Technical Congresses to be organised next July in Barcelona (ESP);

+ Reconfirmation of the proposal to provide additional value to the Olympic Games’ programme.

With the occasion of its presence in Barcelona, the Bureau met with the Mayor of the city, Mr. Xavier Trias, who confirmed that all necessary measures have been taken to assure an outstanding and successful organisation of the 15th FINA World Championships in the Catalan capital from July 19-August 4, 2013.

The last official act of the Bureau in Barcelona will take place on February 24, 2013 when the draw for the 15th FINA World Championships water polo men’s and women’s tournaments will take place in the TV studios of RTVE and broadcasted live.

UANA NEWS ARTICLES posted in February at UANA website: 
Feb 23, 2013 - Canada's Pamela Ware edged for bronze at diving Grand Prix  
Feb 22, 2013 - Francois Imbeau-Dulac fifth at FINA Grand Prix Diving Circuit  
Feb 22, 2013 - CCCAN Championships scheduled for July 1-7 in San Jose, Costa Rica  
Feb 22, 2013 - Paraguayan (FEPANA) announces a 22-swimmer team for the 2013 South American Jrs.  
Feb 21, 2013 - Argentina selects Swimming and Open Water teams for the 2013 South American Jrs.  
Feb 21, 2013 - Brazil announces a 48-swimmer team for South American Junions  
Feb 21, 2013 - USA Swimming & TYR Announce Partnership  
Feb 21, 2013 - Canada's university championships begin today in Calgary  
Feb 21, 2013 - Results from Eduador's selection meet for 2013 South American Juniors  
Feb 20, 2013 - Venue Changes Coming to Rio Olympics  
Feb 20, 2013 - ISHOF Ready for May 9-12 Induction Weekend in Fort Lauderdale  
Feb 20, 2013 - US Masters Swimming Sets Open Water Events Guidelines  
Feb 20, 2013 - USA Names Salo, Bowman & Vogt to lead USA Team at 2013 FINA World Championships  
Feb 20, 2013 - USA Water Polo Names Marty Samuels as Chief Operating Officer  
Feb 20, 2013 - Brasilia, Brazil is one of Three Cities to bid for 2019 World University Games  
Feb 20, 2013 - CCCAN President Errol Clarke conducts Swimming Officials school in Santo Domingo  
Feb 20, 2013 - US Olympic Committee seek interest from cities to bid for 2024 Olympics  
Feb 20, 2013 - Peruvian Swimming Federation selects 34 for 2013 S. American Junior Championship  
Feb 20, 2013 - Bolivian Swimming Federation names 16 for 2013 South American Jr. Championships  
Feb 20, 2013 - Buenos Aires 'All About Sports' Says YOG Bid CEO  
Feb 20, 2013 - Andy Edwards was named 2012 Coach of the Year by the Saint Lucia ASA  
Feb 19, 2013 - Former Olympic champion Mike Barrowman is Coaching Cayman Masters Swimmers  
Feb 19, 2013 - 2013 FINA Technical & General Congress dates posted  
Feb 18, 2013 - IOC Coordination Commission for the 2016 Games begins its fourth visit to Rio   
Feb 18, 2013 - Franklin and Mann Win Double Gold as Arena Grand Prix at Orlando Concludes  
Feb 18, 2013 - IOC Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Games visits the city for 4th time  
Feb 18, 2013 - FINA Posts Swimming Officials for Barcelona World Championships  
Feb 18, 2013 - Presentations from 2012 FINA Coaches Clinic Posted in English  
Feb 18, 2013 - USA Swimming President's Message  
Feb 15, 2013 - Toronto 2015 PAG Organizing Committee $57.5 million under budget  
Feb 14, 2013 - Vollmer and Franklin Win on First Night of Arena Grand Prix at Orlando  
Feb 14, 2013 - Canadia Eastern and Western Championships underway  
Feb 13, 2013 - Guadalajara is Out of 2018 Youth Olympics Race  
Feb 13, 2013 - Barbados Nationals continues through Sunday  
Feb 12, 2013 - 2013 Paragon Award Recipients Announced  
Feb 12, 2013 - Spanish OWS Championships will serve as test event for FINA World Championships  
Feb 11, 2013 - St. Lucia ASA Celebrates 2012 Achievements   
Feb 11, 2013 - Sales Rubio and Geijo win Santa Fe (ARG) 88km-race   
Feb 9, 2013 - Extraordinary General Assembly of PASO/ODEPA in Jamaica  
Feb 7, 2013 - FINA has updated its posted anti-doping statistics  
Feb 7, 2013 - USA Swimming Releases Safe Sport Handbook  
Feb 6, 2013 - Open Water Women from the Americas on top in first two races  
Feb 6, 2013 - Lochte, Vollmer, Franklin and Clary Headline the Arena Grand Prix at Orlando  
Feb 6, 2013 - Water Polo Teams from Canada, USA & Brazil qualify for Barcelona 2013   
Feb 6, 2013 - Dates of 2015 Pan Am Games & FINA World Championships  
Feb 6, 2013 - Puerto Rico Olympic Committee orders re-do the officer elections held last fall  
Feb 6, 2013 - Silvia Crespo reelected President of Bolivian Swimming Federation  
Feb 4, 2013 - USA's Emily Brunemann and Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha on podium in Argentina 10K  
Feb 4, 2013 - Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association Hosts successful Start-Up Swim Meet  
Feb 3, 2013 - Canada's Water Polo Teams Complete Perfect Runs in World Championship Qualifier  
Feb 3, 2013 - Canada defeats USA in UANA Men's Water Polo Qualification Tournament  
Feb 3, 2013 - Day 5 summary from the UANA World Championships Qualification Tournament  
Feb 2, 2013 - USA Men's National Water Polo Team Qualifies For FINA World Championship  
Feb 2, 2013 - Day 4 summary from the UANA World Championships Qualification Tournament  
Feb 1, 2013 - Bolivian Swimming Federation to hold Congress and Nationals