Paolo Barelli Confirmed As President Of Italian Swimming Federation

Paolo Barelli has been confirmed as president of the Italian Swimming Federation for a sixth term until 2024 after winning more than 70% of the vote at the XVII ordinary elective assembly in Rome.

The assembly was held at the Olympic Stadium in the Italian capital where Barelli garnered 71.54% of the votes while 30% of the federal council was renewed with Annarita Blosi, Amelia Mascioli and Luca Piscopo the new appointees.

Barelli was born in Rome on 7 June 1954 and is a two-time Olympian, competing at Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 and won bronze with the Italian men’s 4×200 free at the World Championships in Cali in 1975.

He has been president of the Italian Swimming Federation since October 2000 and was vice-president of the technical commission at European governing body LEN from 1990 to 2000, FINA honorary secretary from 2013 to 2017 where he is still vice-president

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Badminton World Federation SOPs: At Least One Mandatory Test Per Player Per Event

Elwanda Tulloch

All players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 test at all World Tour events and the major championships, said the Badminton World Federation as it published safety operating procedures for the resumption of the sport amid the pandemic. A day after launching the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures document as it looks “to create the safest possible environment for all stakeholders”. “To ensure the safest possible environment for players and entourage, BWF will be implementing a COVID-19 testing plan for each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournament,” BWF said in a release.

“All players and team entourage will be required to undertake COVID-19 PCR tests at each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments … There will be at least one mandatory test per player per event.”

The governing body said “accreditations

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