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PR 59 - FINA Bureau Meeting

Barcelona (ESP), August 2, 2013 - The first meeting of the FINA newly appointed Bureau for the period 2013-2017 took place in Barcelona (ESP), and was highlighted by the following decisions:

- Nomination under FINA Constitution Rule C 17.1.8 of new Bureau Member Jesus Mena, from Mexico.

FINA Constitution Rule C.17.1.8 states: “The FINA Bureau shall have the right to co-opt a representative from the Member where the next Olympic Games and/or World Championships will be held. This representative shall be a member of the FINA Bureau without vote. This rule shall not apply if such a Member has already a representative in the FINA Bureau”.

The FINA World Championships in 2017 will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

- Nomination of the FINA Committees for the period 2013-2017. The complete list can be found here.

- Approval of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee recommendation to make mandatory the use of 10 lanes for preliminaries at the FINA World Championships and FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

- Approval of dates for the 2014 FINA World Aquatics Convention (November 29 – December 1) and of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), also in 2014, from December 3-7. Both events will be organised in Doha (QAT).

- Approval of date for the 2nd FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, in Eilat (ISR): August 28-30, 2014

- Approval of date for the FINA World Junior Synchro Championships, in Tampere (FIN): October 22-26, 2014.