FINA Newsletter 3/2014



Newsletter #3 // February 12th 2014




This newsletter provides you with background information and news on FINA's activities and upcoming events.







FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014 debuts in Madrid









The international diving elite will gather in Madrid (ESP) for the first meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014, organised from February 14-16. Eight events are on the competition programme: 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro for men and women.

From February till October, rising and accomplished divers will be on track for medals in eight meets:

February 14-16, 2014 in Madrid (ESP)
February 21-23, 2014 in Rostock (GER)
May 1-4, 2014 in Gatineau (CAN)
May 8-11, 2014 in San Juan (PUR)
May 16-18, 2014 in Guanajuato (MEX)
August 1-3, 2014 in Bolzano (ITA)
October 17-19, 2014 in Singapore (SIN)
October 24-26, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur (MAS)



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Men's WPWL: Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary target Super Final spot



WPThe Super Final race got fiercer among the men's European teams as round 4 of the FINA Water Polo World League preliminaries was held in various cities on February 11, 2014.

Hungary (Group B) and Italy (Group C) had tough match-ups against Greece and Germany, winning 12-11 and 12-10, respectively. Romania (Group A) and Montenegro (Group C) had more comfortable victories. Romania outscored Russia in a gruelling 13-7 while the defending World League champions beat Slovakia 8-5.

Unbeaten so far, Serbia, Hungary and Montenegro give their World League campaign another boost, with their eyes firmly set on the three Super Final tickets up for grabs for Europe. Last year, these teams climbed the podium at the Super Final in Chelyabinsk (RUS) in that same order.

Two more rounds are scheduled for the men's European preliminaries: March 11th (round 5) and April 2nd and 15th (round 6). For the 2014 edition, the men’s Super Final will be organised in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.



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Open water racing continues to Manzanillo (MEX)


In the spotlight

After two successful legs in Argentina, the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014 will make a stop in Manzanillo (MEX) on March 29. The up-and-coming open water elite will take the plunge in crystal-clear waters for a 15km race, the shortest of the Grand Prix circuit.


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First FINA Swimming Officials of 2014 held in Riga

SchoolRigaThe year's first FINA Swimming Officials school was organised in Riga, Latvia, from February 8-9.

FINA TSC Honorary Secretary Søren Korbo (DEN) and former FINA TSC Member Bill Hogan (CAN) trained a total 82 participants, 55 of which were locals and the remaining 27 participants from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Israel.

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