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PR 19 - New dates for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi

Given the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the safeguard of the athletes’ health and safety, and in accordance with the request of the UAE authorities, FINA has decided to re-schedule the upcoming edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), initially programmed to take place in December 2020 in Abu Dhabi.

The new dates of this competition are December 13-18, 2021, with the FINA World Aquatics Convention taking place also in Abu Dhabi, from December 10-12, 2021.

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21May2020

PR 18 - FINA confirms new dates for FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN)

Following consultation with the city of Fukuoka, Japan Swimming Federation, organisers, athletes, coaches, technical committees, TV partners and sponsors, FINA is pleased to announce that the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN), initially scheduled for the summer of 2021, will now take place from May 13-29, 2022.

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04May2020

FINA STATEMENT

FINA welcomes the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the clarity they bring.

"Faced with the unprecedented need to reschedule the Olympic Games, our friends at the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have reacted with great speed and professionalism. To already know the dates is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere. FINA would like to express its best wishes to all those who have committed themselves to making the aquatics competitions of Tokyo 2020 the great success that I know they will be," said FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione. 

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30Mar2020

FINA STATEMENT

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, FINA would like to reiterate its concern for all those affected. FINA is well aware of the issues faced by aquatics athletes around the world, especially with regard to training and pool access. 

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24Mar2020

PR 17 – Postponement of Diving and Artistic Swimming OG Qualification events

FINA informed today all 209 National Member Federations that its COVID-19 Taskforce, in consultation with the IOC and the Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, decided to postpone the staging of the following qualifying/test events:

- FINA Diving World Cup - scheduled to take place in Tokyo (JPN), on April 21-26, 2020
- FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament - scheduled to take place in Tokyo (JPN), on April 30-May 3, 2020

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19Mar2020

PR 16 – First meeting of FINA COVID-19 taskforce

Following the declaration of World Health Organisation that the current COVID-19 outbreak has now reached a worldwide pandemic status, the recently-created FINA Taskforce held its first meeting (by videoconference) to consider the impacts of the current situation with regard to the health of our athletes by assessing the risks of hosting forthcoming FINA competitions. A number of significant decisions were made to postpone or cancel events. FINA's overriding concern at this challenging time is to proactively safeguard the health of all event participants, and also to safeguard public health

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12Mar2020

PR 15 - FINA establishes COVID-19 taskforce

In order to best protect the health and wellbeing of participants in international aquatics competitions, FINA has established a COVID-19 taskforce. Comprised of leading medical experts, the group will consider and assess the spread of COVID-19. It will consider the consequences of that spread for FINA events and efforts to safeguard participants both in terms of practical measures and communications.

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10Mar2020

PR 14 – ASWS: Ukrainian stars rule in Paris (FRA)

The team of Ukraine was in evidence during the first leg of the 2020 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, by earning seven gold medals out of the 10 finals contested in Paris (FRA), on March 6-8. The remaining winners in the French competition were Spain – two titles –, and France, with one victory.

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09Mar2020

PR 13 – ASWS: Stars gather in Paris (FRA) for the opening of the 2020 season

The first leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series will take place from March 6-8 in Paris (FRA), with the participation of athletes from 23 nations. For the start of the 2020 circuit comprising eight meets until June, some of the strong countries in the discipline will gather in the French capital for the three-day event, to be held in the historical Georges Vallerey swimming pool, initially built for the 1924 Olympic Games.

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05Mar2020

PR 12 – DWS 2020: Team Canada shines at home in Montreal

The team of Canada shone at home, during the first leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series, staged in Montreal on February 28-March 1, by earning six gold medals out of the 10 finals of the competition. Russia won three titles and Great Britain left with one victory.

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02Mar2020

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