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09Aug

Fukuoka is ready for the challenge in 2021!

Less than three years to go for the beginning of the competition, the 2021 organisers of the 19th FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN) held today a special ceremony to officially announce the creation of an executive body in charge of staging the event. The President of the 2021 Fukuoka Organising Committee will be the President of the Japan Swimming Federation, Mr Tsuyoshi Aoki, while one of the OC Vice-Presidents will be the Mayor of Fukuoka, Mr Soichiro Takashima.

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04Sep2018

One Year to Go to Gwangju World Championships!

FINA and the host celebrated today the "One-year to Go" countdown to the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, to kick-off on July 7, 2019.

The Championships, which feature all of FINA's six disciplines, will welcome the best athletes and their respective coaches and National Federations representatives for the biggest Aquatic celebration and create unforgettable moments filled with outstanding performances in the pool.

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06Jul2018

Aquatics review of 2017: High Diving - The lottery of sport

If there is a high diving moment to retain in 2017, we saw it in the final round of the men's competition at the FINA World Championships Budapest 2017. Gary Hunt is on top of the 27m platform. He won the 2015 world title and also the 2016 and 2017 World Cup gold medals. He leads the field after the first three dives and is physically and mentally ready to execute a forward 3 somersaults 4 ½ twists, in the free position.

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14Feb2018

Aquatics review of 2017: Open Water

The world's best open water swimmers traversed the globe in 2017 meeting up to race each other in beautiful but challenging bodies of water across four continents. These swimmers dutifully follow the black line on the bottom of the pool on weekdays. These same aquatic adventurers know no boundaries as they test their own limits on the weekends. They meet to race each other on weekends, outside and facing the ever-changing elements, staking championship claims that come with prize money, sponsorships and a higher step on the podium.

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13Feb2018

Aquatics review of 2017: Artistic Swimming - Russia continues doing it better

If, from a formal point of view, 2017 was a pivotal year for the discipline, in terms of the performances in the pool, the status quo prevailed and the world hierarchy didn't suffer major changes. At the July FINA Congress in Budapest, "Synchronised Swimming" became "Artistic Swimming", a change that aims at better identifying the essence of the discipline. The FINA delegates agreed by a vast majority to this switch and Artistic Swimming made a kind of comeback to its origins, when, in the 1940s, it was popularised as "ballet in the water" by US movie star Esther Williams.

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12Feb2018

Aquatics review of 2017: Water Polo

In a year when Budapest hosted and delivered on its promise of an exceptional FINA World Championships, water polo was dealing with a new hurdle looming on the horizon. The post-Olympic year is always a drawcard for new talent, new coaches and new ideas, none more so than the bullet fired by the International Olympic Committee when it decided to change the face of the code with an unexpected present earlier in the year.

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09Feb2018

2019 FINA World Championships host Gwangju opens doors to the international media

The Mayor of Gwangju Yoon Jang-hyun, together with the Vice-President and Secretary General of the 18th FINA World Championship Organising Committee Dr. Cho Young-Teck of, welcomed a group of international media on Thursday February 8.

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09Feb2018

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