Europe To Fight ‘Anti-Doping Chest’; hold FINA Feet To Fire; Coaches Say ‘Cut Loose’

Julio Maglione bathes in the glory of Olympic kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah in Budapest this evening

More war is on the wind in the swimming world even though the presidential election is over at FINA: if Europe intends to hold FINA’s feet to the fire and will refuse to back a FINA plan to create a “$15m anti-doping foundation”, then the man who represents 17,500 coaches, including many of the world’s leading mentors reacted to events with a rallying cry to “cut off the periphery” and cut loose from the international federation in a new world governed in the interests of elite athletes

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More war is on the wind in the swimming world even though the presidential election is over at FINA: if Europe intends to hold FINA’s feet to the fire and will refuse to back a FINA plan to create a “$15m anti-doping foundation”, then the man who represents 17,500 coaches, including many of the world’s leading mentors reacted to events with a rallying cry to “cut off the periphery” and cut loose from the international federation in a new world governed in the interests of elite athletes

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Ger

I think the LEN stance is very important. If one of the FINA stars fails a drug test, do they face the punishment, or is it covered up? I really worry to what extent this is already happening anyway. Reading Pelligrini’s comments about seeing the performances from “mars”, and the low number of positives; the two don’t add up.

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