Bravo! Fernando Álvarez, Spanish Master Who Got The Wrong Answer From FINA

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Bravo! Fernando Álvarez. The Spanish masters swimmer stood still on his blocks at the start of the 200m breaststroke at the World Masters Championships and left FINA leaders look once more like the folk who lost the plot. Many hours spent entertaining and honouring an Olympic Sheikh, the FINA first vice-president who works for him by his side – both Kuwaitis named by the U.S. Justice Department as co-conspirators in a case involving almost $1m of payments to Guam soccer official Richard Lai. Many months spent in preparing the politics to get an 81-year-old returned to the FINA throne on the back of broken promises and all for the sake of handing power over world swimming to … two Kuwaitis playing a Game of Olympic Thrones. But not a minute to spare – until the stench hit them…

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Bravo! Fernando Álvarez. The Spanish masters swimmer stood still on his blocks at the start of the 200m breaststroke at the World Masters Championships and left FINA leaders look once more like the folk who lost the plot. Many hours spent entertaining and honouring an Olympic Sheikh, the FINA first vice-president who works for him by his side – both Kuwaitis named by the U.S. Justice Department as co-conspirators in a case involving almost $1m of payments to Guam soccer official Richard Lai. Many months spent in preparing the politics to get an 81-year-old returned to the FINA throne on the back of broken promises and all for the sake of handing power over world swimming to … two Kuwaitis playing a Game of Olympic Thrones. But not a minute to spare – until the stench hit them…

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