Kolesnikov won the Russian championship with a result above the world record

Kolesnikov won the Russian championship with a result above the world record KAZAN, 23 Nov – Two-time Olympic medalist Kliment Kolesnikov won the world record in the 50m backstroke at the Russian Short Course Swimming Championships as part of the Friendship Games international competition in Kazan. Kolesnikov showed a time of 22.11 seconds. The decision … Read more

FINA suspends ex-European Swimming League president Barelli for two years

FINA suspends ex-European Swimming League president Barelli for two years MOSCOW, 9 Nov – The International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced on its official website that Paolo Barelli, the President of the Italian Swimming Federation, the former head of the European Swimming League (LEN) and the former member of the FINA Bureau, was disqualified for two … Read more

The head of the IOC spoke about the participation of transgender people in tournaments

IOC President Bach called for a solution to the issue of the participation of transgender people in tournaments MOSCOW, 27 Oct – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said every athlete should be able to compete without discrimination, commenting on the issue of allowing transgender people to compete. In 2021, a transgender athlete took … Read more

FINA has changed the format of the World Water Polo League and renamed the tournament

The International Swimming Federation has changed the format and name of the World Water Polo League MOSCOW, 8 Oct – The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has changed the format of the World Water Polo League and renamed the tournament, from next season it will be called the World Cup, according to the organization’s website. The … Read more

FINA Suspends Former European Swimming League President Barelli

© AFP 2022 / ANDY BUCHANANPaolo Barelli MOSCOW, 15 Sep – The International Swimming Federation (FINA) on its official website announced the suspension of the President of the Italian Swimming Federation, ex-head of the European Swimming League (LEN) and ex-member of the FINA bureau Paolo Barelli by the FINA independent ethics commission. Multiple allegations of … Read more

Australian Olympic rugby sevens champion changes gender after retirement

© / Ramil Sitdikov / Go to photo bankrugby ball MOSCOW, 16 Aug – The 2016 Rugby Sevens Olympic champion, Australian Ellia Green, has changed her gender to male. The 29-year-old athlete said that after the end of her career she fell into depression, but changing her gender to male helped her cope with psychological … Read more

World Boxing Council opposes admission of transgender athletes

© / Mikhail Voskresensky / Go to photo bankWomen’s boxing club in Jeddah MOSCOW, 15 Aug – The World Boxing Council (WBC) has banned transgender athletes from competition in a new set of rules posted on the organization’s website. It is noted that the WBC recognizes the rights of transgender people and will protect them, … Read more

The International Triathlon Federation decided to tighten the admission of transgender people to the women’s tournament

© / Maxim Bogodvid / Go to photo banktriathlon competitions MOSCOW, 4 Aug – The Executive Committee of the International Triathlon Federation (World Triathlon) has decided to tighten the rules for admitting transgender people to women’s competitions, according to the organization’s website. According to the federation’s new policy, which will come into effect within a … Read more

Synchronized swimmers Subbotina and Kolesnichenko won the free program at the Friendship Games

© / Maxim Bogodvid / Go to photo bankVarvara Subbotina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko MOSCOW, 2 Aug – Russian synchronized swimmers Varvara Subbotina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko won the free program among duets at the international Friendship Games competition in Kazan. The duet Subbotin/Kolesnichenko scored 98.7000 points. The second place was taken by the Belarusian duet Vasilina … Read more