FINA Vice-President Tamas Gyarfas Resigns As Hungarian Boss In Face Of Swimmer Revolt

Tamas Gyarfas (looking at Katinka Hosszu), with Laszlo Kiss, far left, and Shane Tusup (right) have been making headlines in Hungary - ragout from as the dispute took hold before Rio 2016

Hungarian swimming boss and FINA Vice-President Tamas Gyarfas today tendered his resignation at head of his domestic federation after coming under fire from top swimmers over a lack of transparency in voting and management processes.

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When about 90% of the elites in a country’s sport program say there is a problem (and none of that last 10% rising up in defense) I’m inclined to say there probably is a problem and am glad to see the resignation at this point.

Here’s hoping that the federation can move forward in the sunshine and be a great WCs host next year.

Craig Lord

Can’t imagine they won’t be beachmouse. Every European event I’ve been to in Budapest has been terrific and the mentality, from my perspective as accredited media, is one of not complaining but getting things done where things are not what they should be (which is what happens at every major event, the nature of the beast, so to speak).


I think only Australia loves their aquatics on a national level like Hungary does. Budapest is a place that, unlike some other recent choices, should be in heavy rotation for the big meets.

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