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PR 50 - FINA launches GMS online system

Lausanne (SUI), July 1, 2014 - FINA is launching today, in partnership with Omega, its FINA General Management System - FINA GMS, an online system that will streamline Event Management processes and FINA administration procedures for the main FINA events.

At the core of the FINA GMS is a custom designed database that enables a transfer of knowledge and of information from event to event leading to a simplified coordination between FINA and its Organising Committees, enhancing the value of its competitions.

The objective is for FINA to provide a consistent tool for FINA Member Federations to easily enter their athletes and team officials on a 24/7 basis and also to Event Organisers to manage key event operational data.

GMS will be first used for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and FINA World Aquatics Convention Doha (QAT) in December 2014. The system will be gradually introduced into more FINA events from 2015 including the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships Kazan (RUS) 2015.

“Over the many years working with Omega, we always had a reliable, cooperative and efficient partner next to us, capable of bringing maximum satisfaction to all those participating and organising FINA events”, said FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione. “Omega is a worldwide well-known and respected brand and this common project demonstrate FINA’s will in staying associated with a partner also actively engaged in the development of the Aquatic sports”, concluded Dr. Maglione.