Cate Campbell: ‘Arrogant’ FINA Leaders Lost Sight Of Athletes In Pursuit Of Money

Cate Campbell - by Marco Alpozzi / lapresse at the Casa Arena in Budapest

Cate Campbell barely hesitates when asked what singular issue concerns her in the campaign for athletes to have a far greater say in the leadership and directipon of their sport: “I think the fact that they haven’t ever requested an athlete’s opinion on anything [laughter rumbles through the journalists listening]. We are essentially FINA’s assets. Without us there is no FINA and I think sometimes that can be forgotten. Campbell lambasted the global leadership of aquatics as “strange and a bit arrogant” when it came to dealing with the prime assets of the pool: athletes. “… athletes do just get lost because it does become about making money as opposed to swimming. I feel like that’s a fundamental part of their constitution that they’ve forgotten”

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Cate Campbell barely hesitates when asked what singular issue concerns her in the campaign for athletes to have a far greater say in the leadership and directipon of their sport: “I think the fact that they haven’t ever requested an athlete’s opinion on anything [laughter rumbles through the journalists listening]. We are essentially FINA’s assets. Without us there is no FINA and I think sometimes that can be forgotten. Campbell lambasted the global leadership of aquatics as “strange and a bit arrogant” when it came to dealing with the prime assets of the pool: athletes. “… athletes do just get lost because it does become about making money as opposed to swimming. I feel like that’s a fundamental part of their constitution that they’ve forgotten”

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