January 9 - Flavio Bomio (pictured) has been suspended from his position as the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee Honorary Secretary with immediate effect following his arrest on alleged child molestation charges.
According to reports in the Italian media, the 69-year-old Bomio has partially admitted to having sexual relationships with two underage boys between the ages of 12 and 16, while further allegations claim he has molested over 20 minors in the last 30 years.
Bomio had been set to depart for a training trip to Florida with several young Swiss boys as part of his role at FINA, who have responded to the news with following statement: "Following information received from the Swiss Swimming Federation and articles in the media, the FINA Executive decides to suspend Mr. Flavio Bomio from his position of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee Honorary Secretary with immediate effect.
"FINA supports the Swiss Swimming Federation and equally strongly condemns sexual abuse of minors."
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