Editorial: The protest of the three anti-doping experts who have quit FINA boils down to the words that sum up the autocratic style of governance that has dominated FINA for the past four decades: “FINA chose to ignore our advice…”. The questions now turn to: on what issues have they been ignored before and what consequences have there been for swimmers and swimming? Add to ‘ignored’ the victory of ‘politics and money’ over doing the right and professional thing and you get to the heart of the FINA crisis. The very structures on which FINA is built need dismantling. The federation is no longer fit for purpose. The days of grace and favour are over, the era in which blazers remain in the top seats for four decades, surviving woe after woe as untouchables, rip for raising to the ground. FINA is all of you minus the decision-making. Its leadership appears ever more to live in a house of cards. It must fall to be rebuilt
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