South Korean Government revokes financial support for 2019 FINA World Championships as "punishment" for forgery

By Emily Goddard

gwangju 2019July 21 - Gwangju's ability to host the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships has come into question after the South Korean central Government today revoked its promise of financial support for the event as "punishment" for a forged bid document.

German pair upset Chinese favourites to take diving gold at World Aquatics Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sascha Klein and Patrick HausdingJuly 21 - German duo Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the men's 10-metre synchro diving title as they relegated Russians Victor Minibaev and Artem Chesakov, and China's Olympic champions Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang to second and third respectively at the International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona today.

Anderson takes first gold of Aquatics World Championships

By James Crook

haley-anderson 2007getty630July 20 - American swimmer Haley Anderson has earned the first gold medal of the International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona, winning the women's 5km open water event by just a fraction of a second.

Gwangju to host 2019 FINA World Championships despite bid document forgery claims

By James Crook

FINA President Julio Maglione and Gwangju Mayor Kang Un-TaeJuly 19 - The South Korean city of Gwangju has been awarded the right to host the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships despite news that the city's Mayor Kang Un-tae is facing criminal charges for allegedly forging the signatures of key officials in a bid document.

Record numbers to compete at Aquatics World Championships

By James Crook

Palau Sant JordiJuly 18 - The International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona will feature a record-breaking number of participating nations, the world aquatics governing body confirmed today on the eve of the event.

Olympic silver medallist Jamieson picks up British universities sportsman of the year award

By Gary Anderson

July 12 - Michael JamiesonSwimmer Michael Jamieson has been named the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Sportsman of the Year following a successful 2012-2013 season which saw him claim Olympic silver in the 200 metres breaststroke at London 2012.

Water polo official El-Awadi appointed as new Swimming Canada chief executive

By Gary Anderson

July 10 - Ahmed El-Amadi will take over as chief executive officer of Swimming Canada on Aug 19Swimming Canada has announced the appointment of Ahmed El-Awadi as its new chief executive officer following his five years as executive director of Water Polo Canada.

Olympic champion swimmer Ledecky wins US Athlete of the Month award

By James Crook

171899056July 9 - Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Katie Ledecky has been awarded the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month award for June following a series of fine performances at the National Championships in Indianapolis.

Professional Sports Group to work with le Clos in Rio 2016 build-up

By Duncan Mackay

Chad le Clos in poolJuly 3 - South Africa's Chad le Clos, who shot to worldwide prominence at London 2012 when he beat Michael Phelps to win the Olympic gold medal in the 200 metres butterfly, has signed with the Professional Sports Group, a leading marketing company.
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