Beware The Ides Of March? Not Swim Cesar: I Came, I Stayed, I Gave Up Presidential Power

FINA in focus: Julio Maglione, top right, is the latest in a line of federation presidents going back to George Hearn in 1908

Editorial: Veteran French journalist Eric Lahmy, former star writer at L’Equipe, has joined the chorus of opprobrium of FINA leadership, its u-turns and blunders with a stinging satirical and sarcastic rebuke of plans to have the president of the swimming federation stay on in the job until he is 85. Beware the Ides of March

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Editorial: Veteran French journalist Eric Lahmy, former star writer at L’Equipe, has joined the chorus of opprobrium of FINA leadership, its u-turns and blunders with a stinging satirical and sarcastic rebuke of plans to have the president of the swimming federation stay on in the job until he is 85. Beware the Ides of March

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longstroke

It’s a good thing that such a respected media outlet is shining a torch on FINA. The mainstream media generally ignores the sport of swimming except when the Olympics come around and, in a more limited way, when the World Championships are staged.

What has Jules Cesar Maglione ever achieved? In fact, most of the FINA bureau appears to be made up of compliant time-servers rather than real achievers. I think it largely explains why the sport is becoming less and less visible on the sporting landscape.

Craig Lord

I think that last sentence spot on longstroke – hubris tends to blind

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