Michael Jamieson Hits One Of Many Nails In FINA’s Coffin With The Charge Of ‘Disgrace’

Michael Jamieson smiles at Daniel Gyurta as Andrew Willis takes in the London 2012 Olympic result [Photo: Vaughn Ridley, SWpix.com]

Sports governance and the structures that underpin it, from domestic to international competition, are coming under scrutiny like never before. For good reason, too. We started a new series of features with a look at developments in GB Masters. Now, we turn to the words of Olympic podium placer Michael Jamieson today – and what they scream about the crisis and schism in swimming. “I think the way FINA have conducted themselves the last couple of years is an absolute disgrace. To see the executive director of FINA embracing Sun Yang on the poolside at the Rio Olympics? How do you tackle that?”

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Sports governance and the structures that underpin it, from domestic to international competition, are coming under scrutiny like never before. For good reason, too. We started a new series of features with a look at developments in GB Masters. Now, we turn to the words of Olympic podium placer Michael Jamieson today – and what they scream about the crisis and schism in swimming. “I think the way FINA have conducted themselves the last couple of years is an absolute disgrace. To see the executive director of FINA embracing Sun Yang on the poolside at the Rio Olympics? How do you tackle that?”

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