Communiqué commun du Comité International Olympique et du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020

Le président du Comité International Olympique (CIO), Thomas Bach, et le premier ministre japonais, Abe Shinzo, ont tenu une conférence téléphonique ce matin pour discuter de l'évolution rapide de la situation en lien avec la COVID-19 et Tokyo 2020. Les ont rejoints Mori Yoshiro, président du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020 ; Hashimoto Seiko, ministre chargée des Jeux Olympiques ; Koike Yuriko, gouverneure de la ville de Tokyo ; John Coates, prés... Read More

FINA statement as Olympics 2020 gets postponed

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, FINA would like to reiterate its concern for all those affected. FINA is well aware of the issues faced by aquatics athletes around the world, especially with regard to training and pool access. Moreover, following today’s joint announcement by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organisers, concerning the postponement of the Olympic Games for 2021, FINA will now work closely with the host organising committee of the 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, with the Japan Swimming Federation and with the Japanese ... Read More

Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Hashimoto Seiko; the Governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko; the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates; IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; and the IOC Olympic Ga... Read More

CANA remembers Chief Thomas

On 15 December 2019 we lost Chief Olakunbo Thomas. He passed  away after a short illness. "Chief Thomas was a member of the CANA and FINA Bureau 2000 –2012. He was also a member of the FINA Swimming Technical Committee for several years. At the time of his death he was a FINA Honorary Member. During the recent FINA World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, Korea many of us did chat with Chief Thomas. Although he mentioned he was not well; but he looked hale and hearty. He will be dearly missed by the entire a... Read More