MARATHON SWIMMING: THE APPEAL OF AURELIE MULLER IS DISMISSED

The ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at  the Olympic Games Rio 2016 rejected the appeal of the French swimmer Aurélie Müller who  challenged her disqualification from the 10km-race by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) on 15 August 2016, following an incident at the end of the race. The CAS Panel in charge of this matter retained jurisdiction but rejected … Continue reading MARATHON SWIMMING: THE APPEAL OF AURELIE MULLER IS DISMISSED

COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) RULES THAT TAE HWAN PARK IS ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION FOR THE KOREAN TEAM FOR THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld a request for provisional measures filed by the Korean swimmer Tae Hwan Park in the course of his arbitration procedure with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KOC) and the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF). The decision issued by the President of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division means that he is eligible to be selected to swim for … Continue reading COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) RULES THAT TAE HWAN PARK IS ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION FOR THE KOREAN TEAM FOR THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

TWO WORLD RECORDS BY BRITISH SWIMMERS RECOGNISED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between British Swimming and swimmers Adam Peaty, Francesca Halsall, Jemma Lowe and Chris Walker Hebborn (the Athletes) and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA): The time of 3:44.02 set on 19 August 2014 by Adam Peaty, Francesca Halsall, Jemma Lowe and Chris Walker-Hebborn in the 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay swimming … Continue reading TWO WORLD RECORDS BY BRITISH SWIMMERS RECOGNISED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

World Swimming Body FINA ‘Temporarily Suspends’ Mexico Federation

Swimming’s world governing body FINA announced on Saturday at its bureau meeting in Budapest that it had temporarily suspended the Mexican federation over Guadalajara’s withdrawal as host of the 2017 World Championships. It was not immediately clear how FINA’s action would affect Mexican swimmers’ hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics this year. “In accordance with FINA Rule C 12.1.1, FINA temporarily suspended the Mexican … Continue reading World Swimming Body FINA ‘Temporarily Suspends’ Mexico Federation

Tennis investigation reportedly uncovers evidence of match-fixing by core group of 16 professional players

The BBC and BuzzFeed News alleged that the Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport’s anti-corruption body, had failed to thoroughly investigate a group of 16 players that bookmakers, foreign police and other investigators had warned it about. The BBC and BuzzFeed News have not named the players because without access to their phone, bank and computer records it was not possible to determine whether they took part … Continue reading Tennis investigation reportedly uncovers evidence of match-fixing by core group of 16 professional players

FINA World Championships 2015 recorded cumulative TV audience of 6.8 billion

The 16th edition of the FINA World Championships held in Kazan (RUS) from July 24-August 9, 2015. According to a study conducted by British company Kantar Media, the event recorded global TV viewership of 6.8 billion (total cumulative audience – 6,840,601,835), making it one of the biggest sports events on the planet This official figure represents a 2.3 billion increase since the last edition of the … Continue reading FINA World Championships 2015 recorded cumulative TV audience of 6.8 billion

Why did FINA suspend Sri Lanka National Federation ?

FINA, the international swimming federation had suspended the newly elected committee of the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) and retained its links to aquatic activities in Sri Lanka through the existing office bearers prior to the conduct of elections.SLASU is the Sri Lankan affiliate national federation of FINA since 1977. According to the General Secretary of the sports union, SLASU following a FINA directive has … Continue reading Why did FINA suspend Sri Lanka National Federation ?