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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 - 18 May 2017 - Federations & NOCs
TYR Sport has become LEN’s new partner as the official product supplier. The contract for the partnership was signed at the LEN Congress held in Marseille (FRA). 
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.
Aquatics - 06 Mar 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Beijing, host of the inaugural leg of the 2017 FINA/NVC Diving World Series, landed a two-meet deal sponsorship agreement for the first time with car and vehicle manufacturer giant BMW Brilliant Automotive Ltd. 
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 - 24 Oct 2016 - Media
The EBU and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) have reached an agreement to renew their partnership for the media rights in Europe to the FINA World Championships, and to include additional events for a further four years, from 2018 to 2021.
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 - 26 Jun 2015 - Sponsorship
FINA is proud to announce it has entered into a multi-year agreement with ANA, Japan’s leading airline, beginning in 2015 and running through 2018. This announcement solidifies ANA’s ongoing commitment to sports sponsorship leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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 - 16 Sep 2014 - Federations & NOCs
Following the successful FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, Doha (QAT) is set for a Festival of Aquatics from 29 November-7 December 2014.
Swimming - 22 Jul 2014 - Federations & NOCs
Turkish Olympic Committee welcomes a record 1,661 swimmers for the 26th edition of the race.
Swimming - 15 May 2014 - Federations & NOCs
London, England: The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), the world governing body for aquatic sports, has appointed international marketing agency RedTorch to deliver the digital marketing and sales operations for the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, taking place in Doha (Qatar), 29 November to 1 December 2014
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 - 04 Feb 2008
Daktronics, a world leader in LED visual display screens, have been appointed as an Official Partner of British Swimming.
Swimming - 02 Apr 2007
Melbourne (AUS), March 31, 2007 – Following the report by a sector of the foreign media, FINA confirms that an appeal has been lodged to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) on a doping control test conducted by ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority).
Swimming - 26 Mar 2007
Sochi, Russia, March 23rd, 2007 – As the first week of FINA World Swimming Championships comes to a close Russia has once again proven it is one of the world’s leading sports nations, currently on top of the medal tally.
Swimming - 13 Mar 2007
Melbourne, 13 March 2007 – Great Big Events is mid-production for the FINA 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.
Swimming - 15 Dec 2006
Melbourne World Swimming Championships Corporation Chairman Mr Tony Beddison AO has announced that the first 22 containers carrying equipment to install both the main competition pool and warm up pool for the 12th FINA World Championships have arrived in Melbourne.
Swimming - 10 Nov 2006
Bonn, Germany - Approximately 550 athletes from 50 countries are expected to participate in the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, to be held from 2 to 8 December in Durban, South Africa.
Swimming - 08 Nov 2006
Lausanne, November 6, 2006 – FINA has the pleasure to inform that the Tanzania Swimming Association (TAN), in accordance with FINA Rule C 9 (Application for Membership), was approved as new FINA Member National Federation.
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 - 22 Aug 2006
Lausanne (SUI), August 21, 2006 – Following the separation of Serbia and Montenegro, FINA has approved the membership of the new Federations of Serbia Swimming Federation and Montenegro Swimming Federation as independent bodies.
Swimming - 15 Mar 2006
This season, the FINA World Cup Swimming Series earned television exposure in more than 100 countries on five different continents. “Interest for the Swimming World Cup has never been greater”, says Anders Björkman, Director of Television Properties at IEC in Sports.
Swimming - 28 Apr 2005
Lausanne (SUI), April 27, 2005 – FINA made the third visit to the bidders for the 13th FINA World Championships 2009, this time in Rome, from April 25-27, 2005.
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 - 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 - 23 Nov 2004
Lausanne (SUI), November 23, 2004 – FINA is pleased to announce the appointment of ASTRALPOOL, one of the world’s leading swimming pool constructors companies, as FINA Official Partner for the period 2005-2008.
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 - 15 Sep 2004
Members of the Executive of Swimming South Africa met with Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling on Monday 13th September to discuss the unfortunate standoff that occurred between the team members and Swimming South Africa during the Olympic Games in Athens.
Swimming - 29 Jul 2004
Lausanne (SUI), July 28, 2004 – FINA, the swimming world governing body, acknowledged with regret the statements made by the great swimming champion Ian Thorpe (AUS) and his intention to bring the sport of swimming into disrepute by saying in an interview on Channel 7 (Australia) on July 27, 2004: 'For anyone to think that they’re swimming at a clean Olympic Games they’d be naive' and 'Of course I’ve swum against athletes that have been on drugs'.
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 - 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.
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