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Aquatics - 24 Aug 2020 - Events
Istanbul’s world-famous Bosphorus strait was closed to traffic yesterday as thousands of swimmers from around the world participated in the 32nd Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race.
Swimming - 27 Jun 2019 - Events
Gwangju, June 26th, 2019 – The final countdown is on for the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships. In two weeks, close to 3,000 athletes representing 193 nations will be competing in Gwangju and Yeosu – a record number of participants. The organising committee is more than ready to welcome the Aquatics family with all swimming pools already been filled out and the Athletes Village officially opening on July 5th.
Aquatics - 12 Jun 2019 - Events
Only one month left before the Opening Ceremony of the FINA World Championships and the atmosphere is really starting to warm up here in Gwangju! The city is developing a wide range of cultural programs to give domestic and foreign visitors in Gwangju a foretaste for the celebrations to come during the Championships.
Aquatics - 21 Mar 2019 - Events
A LEN delegation headed by President Paolo Barelli was received in Brussels at the European Parliament. LEN presented its ‘Learn to Swim, Prevent Drowning’ programme to EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics and Chair of the EU Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Adina-Ioana Valean.
Aquatics - 30 Jan 2019 - Events
Gwangju, 30th January, 2019 – In just over 150 days, the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019 will kick-off. In its recent participation to the AIPS Congress, the Local Organising Committee emphasized the fact that the Gwangju 2019 championships are more than a sporting event - they are a means to bring peace in Northeast Asia and Korean Peninsula.
Swimming - 21 Jan 2019 - Events
Gwangju (KOR), January 18th, 2019 – In the lead up to the 18th FINA World Championships taking place in Gwangju next July, a great number of National Swimming Federations (NFs) have recently made their way to Gwangju in order to visit and meet with the Gwangju 2019 Local Organising Committee. Among them were representatives from the Swimming Federations of Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, Australia, Denmark, England, Netherlands, Spain and the United states.
Swimming - 19 Dec 2018 - Events
With the 2018 FINA World Championships (25m) coming to an end, Mr. Yong-sup Lee, Mayor of Gwangju City and President of the Gwangju 2019 Organising Committee and Dr. CHO Youngteck, Secretary General and Vice President of the Gwangju 2019 Organising Committee, were invited to give a press-conference on-site during which they shared with the Aquatics Family the many milestones achieved and positive updates on future projects related to the 2019 FINA World Championships.
Aquatics - 28 Jul 2017 - Events
Budapest, Hungary – Today at a press conference in Budapest, Hungary, the Organising Committee for the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships, Gwangju South Korea, revealed their plans and ambitions for the 2019 Championships, alongside the official launch of their emblem, mascot and website.
Aquatics - 17 Jul 2017 - Events
For one night only on July 14th, a gargantuan spectacle will thrill audiences worldwide to celebrate aquatic sports’ finest. An artistic technical achievement co-created by French showmakers ECA2 and Hungary’s cultural hothouse Müpa Budapest. 
Swimming - 20 Mar 2017 - Events
At its meeting in Gothenburg (SWE), the LEN Bureau has voted on the hosts of several LEN Events. Glasgow (GBR) will stage another major continental showcase, the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in 2019.
Swimming - 14 Dec 2016 - Events
In exactly one year, the LEN European Short Course Championships will be staged in the brand new multi-purpose arena, Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The championships will be the first sporting event of the arena, which will serve as home ground for Olympic gold medal-winner Pernille Blume.
Swimming - 03 Nov 2016 - Events
Wrap up or wrap in? Paulo Frischknecht, the CEO of LEN, talked about Christmas gifts when he wrapped up the impressions of the site visit in Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark will host the next major LEN event, the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2017. An aquatic show wrapped in as the best gift we could offer.
Swimming - 23 Mar 2016 - Events
IPC Swimming has commended organisers of the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow after a study by Sheffield Hallam University revealed overwhelmingly positive feedback from spectators at the event.
Aquatics - 02 Mar 2016 - Events
Participating in the High Diving World Cup requires plenty of courage, strength and body control. The competition – now in its third year – featured athletes diving from heights of 20 and 27 meters. Following the World Championship in Barcelona and the World Cup in Kazan, NUSSLI undertook construction of the diving platform for this daredevil water sport in the Bay of Abu Dhabi.
Swimming - 12 Oct 2015 - Bidding
In the wake of the success of the organization of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2013, the Danish Swimming Federation together with Sport Event Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen now look forward to hosting once again in 2017. Denmark was up against the strong nations Poland and Italy.
Swimming - 01 Sep 2015 - Events
Europe's strongest open water swimmers raced in Copenhagen this weekend. For the first – but not the last – time Danish Swimming Federation in cooperation with Sport Event Denmark and the city of Copenhagen staged the 5th leg of the LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup on the Olympic 10 km distance. The event took place in the very heart of Copenhagen in the canals, and Denmark wants to stage more swimming events.
Swimming - 30 Jun 2015 - Bidding
Potential bidders to the organisation of the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in 2021 and 2023 gathered today in Lausanne (SUI) for an information meeting on the bidding procedure for these two events.
Swimming - 04 Jun 2015 - Bidding
As FINA prepares for another record-breaking World Championships in Kazan, Russia, world-class cities from 7 countries across 4 continents have expressed a strong interest in hosting the 2021 and 2023 World Championships.
Swimming - 08 May 2015 - Bidding
Denmark bids for the LEN Short Course Championships 2017 with an impressive bid based upon a solid success in 2013 where Denmark played host to the event. In 2017 Copenhagen will stage the event in a brand new, state of art Multi Arena. Members of the LEN Executive have just visited Copenhagen and are very positive about the bid.
Swimming - 22 Jul 2014 - Federations & NOCs
Turkish Olympic Committee welcomes a record 1,661 swimmers for the 26th edition of the race.
Swimming - 13 Dec 2013 - Events
The Championships had a great start on this first day of competition. Two relay World Records, one European record and a couple of Championship Records were the highlights of the evening.
Swimming - 05 Dec 2013 - Events
The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships are in all ways a historic event in Denmark. The temporary pools are recycled from the London Olympic Games and the World Championships in Barcelona. After the event parts of the pools once again will be recycled locally - this time as an upgrade of the swimming pool in the host city, Herning.
Swimming - 29 Nov 2013 - Events
The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Denmark will be staged in a state of the art modern multi-flexible arena in temporary pools. The day before constructing the swimming set-up, the English pop group, Depeche Mode gives a concert in the very same arena and will pass on the Depeche to the event right after.
Swimming - 01 Oct 2012 - Events
2013 LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships go to Denmark. LEN awarded the championships to Denmark as a result of an impressing and visionary presentation from the Danish Delegation today and thus in an extremely close race winning over the other strong candidate, Israel.
Swimming - 04 Aug 2010 - Events
Great Big Events has signed up to become an Official Supporter to the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention taking place 27 – 29 September 2010 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.<BR>
Swimming - 25 Jun 2010 - Events
The city of Rome benefited from a worldwide TV audience of over 3 billion viewers for the 13th FINA World Championships... <BR>
Swimming - 27 May 2010 - Events
The FINA World Aquatics Convention is quick off the blocks generating significant interest across the international aquatics community.
Swimming - 13 Mar 2007
Melbourne, 13 March 2007 – Great Big Events is mid-production for the FINA 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.
Swimming - 17 Oct 2006
In just a few hours of going on sale, Australians have raced to secure their tickets to the 12th FINA World Championships in Melbourne.
Swimming - 04 Apr 2005
Lausanne (SUI), April 4, 2005 – The FINA delegation composed by the FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu, FINA Marketing Agent (Dentsu) representatives Akira Hirakata and Akino Fuchi, and FINA TV Counsellor Keith Thomas visited from March 31-April 2, 2005 the City of Moscow, one of the bidders for the 13th FINA World Championships 2009.
Swimming - 19 Jan 2005
Lausanne (SUI), January 19, 2005 – The FINA Bureau held today an extraordinary meeting in Frankfurt (GER) and considered all the aspects in relation to the organisation of the 11th FINA World Championships in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
Swimming - 12 Jan 2005
Lausanne (SUI), January 11, 2005 – The FINA Executive met today in Montreal (CAN) with the Organising Committee of the 11th FINA World Championships 2005.
Swimming - 19 Nov 2004
Lausanne (SUI), November 18, 2004 – FINA and the nine potential candidates to the organisation of the 13th FINA World Championships in 2009 had today in Lausanne the first information meeting concerning the analysis of the aspects related to the bidding process and the organisation of the championships. The delegations of Athens (GRE), Budapest (HUN), Copenhagen (DEN), Dubai (UAE), Moscow (RUS), Paris (FRA), Rome (ITA), Stockholm (SWE) and Tokyo (JPN) were welcomed by the FINA President Mustapha
Swimming - 01 Nov 2004
Lausanne (SUI), November 1, 2004 – Nine cities announced their intention to bid for the 13th FINA World Championships in 2009.
Swimming - 16 Jun 2004
IEC in Sports has been distributing the Swimming World Cup events since 1994 and is preparing for another succesful series of events in the 2004/05 season.
Swimming - 20 May 2004
Lausanne (SUI), May 19, 2004 – FINA has decided in agreement with IOC and ATHOC to re-schedule the start of the swimming finals of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at 19:30 (instead of 19:00) as requested by AOB, the Athens Olympic Broadcaster and the Olympic TV Right Holders in order to provide the best possible conditions for the TV coverage and the operations.
Swimming - 01 Apr 2004
UK Sport’s efforts to bring the world’s leading sports events to the UK continued today as the organisation committed £950,000 of Lottery funding towards the staging costs of the 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester.
Swimming - 22 Mar 2004
Lausanne (SUI), March 22, 2004 – FINA learnt with great disappointment that the construction of the temporary roof in the main swimming competition venue for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens has been cancelled.
Swimming - 25 Feb 2004
Madrid, 24 February 2004- After the preliminary entry deadline, 39 countries in all have confirmed their entry to the 27th LEN European Swimming Championships, being held at the M86 complex in Madrid, Spain.
Swimming - 18 Nov 2003
Ireland will host its first major international swimming event next month when the 2003 European Short Course Swimming Championships are staged at the National Aquatic Centre from December 11th to 14th. The European Championships, hosted by Swim Ireland, were secured for Dublin with the support of Fáilte Ireland (Irish Tourism Authority) and through International Sports Tourism Initiative.
Swimming - 18 Nov 2003
Ireland will host its first major international swimming event next month when the 2003 European Short Course Swimming Championships are staged at the National Aquatic Centre from December 11th to 14th. The European Championships, hosted by Swim Ireland, were secured for Dublin with the support of Fáilte Ireland (Irish Tourism Authority) and through International Sports Tourism Initiative.
Swimming - 17 Jul 2003
Britain’s bid to stage the 2006 IPC World Swimming Championships in Swansea received a significant boost this week as UK Sport – the organisation responsible for co-ordinating major events on home soil – awarded £382,000 of Lottery funding towards the bidding and staging costs of the event.
Swimming - 12 Mar 2003
Due to the present world political situation, the second meet of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup 2003, scheduled for Dubai (UAE) on March 14, has been cancelled.
Swimming - 04 Jul 2002
IEC in Sports has during the summer secured a number of television properties in the world of swimming and diving, including:
Swimming - 28 Jan 2002
FINA signed today a contract for a new four-year partnership agreement with the world renowned Swiss watch brand OMEGA, a company of the Swatch Group.
Water polo - 25 Jan 2002
The summer of 2004 will be a busy one for downtown Long Beach. After having already secured the Janet Evans Invitational Swim Meet and the USA Olympic Swimming Trials at an elaborately dressed temporary venue near the Long Beach Convention Center, the city can now add the USA Water Polo Olympic Trials to its roster of events.
Swimming - 23 Jul 2001
In the best Hollywood style, FINA President Mustapha Larfaoui announced on Saturday at a Press Conference at 16.00 that Montreal (CAN) will host the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships in 2005.
Swimming - 17 Jul 2001
The schedule of the FINA Water Polo World League, which will have its first edition in 2002 was officially approved in Fukuoka with the occasion of the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships.
Swimming - 18 Dec 2000
European Swimming League Renews EBU Contract
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