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FINA Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

Nov 10, 1998

FINA celebrated its 90th Anniversary recently at ceremonies Lausanne, Switzerland at the Olympic Museum.

The ceremonies were attended by FINA President Mustapha Larfaoui and IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch. Also present at the event were past Presidents and Honorary Members of FINA, all the FINA Bureau and the Chairmen and Honorary Secretaries of the Technical Committees and Commissions.

A number of athletes had also been invited to attend among them, Penny Heyns (RSA), Jenny Thompson (USA), Alex Popov (RUS) and Michael Klim (AUS); water polo players Carmela Allucci (ITA) and Manuel Estiarte (ESP); divers Elena Zhupina (UKR) and Hao Xu (CHN); synchronised swimmers Olga Sedakova (RUS) and Miya Tachibana (JPN); and open water swimmers Tobie Smith (USA) and Alex Akatiev (RUS).