Oct 12, 1999
FINA Awards Samaranch The FINA Order
The highest award of the Federation International de Natation Amateur, the "FINA Order" was attributed by the FINA Bureau to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, during the final day of its meeting in Kuwait. Ths recognition takes into consideration all the merits, efforts and devotion that S.E.M Samaranch has shown in serving the sport of swimming.
FINA will organize in 2001 a Water Polo World League. The project of this new competition will be included in the World Water Polo Calendar together with FINA World Championships and Continental Qualification Tournaments.
The FINA Bureau also approved the Rules and Competition Calendars of the following events to be held in the year 2000.
Representatives of the Organizing Committees for the next FINA World Championships presented their reports for:
For the next Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Lynne Bates, Competition Manager Aquatics from SOCOG, proudly confirmed during her report that all tickets for swimming and for the majority of sessions in diving were sold out.
Toivo Ohman (SWE) has been nomnated as the Honorary secretary of the FINA Technical Diving Committee.