Leonard vil koppa FINA við World Swimming Association

“There will be a revolution in FINA in the next 12 months”, sigur John Leonard stjóri í American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) og nevndarlimur í World Swimming Coaches Association (WSCA), um ikki ovasta stjórnin í FINA kúvendir í avgerðini um at vilja forbjóða øðrum enn sær sjálvari at koma við broytingaruppskotum til reglugerðina hjá FINA. Leonard & co hava tí innkallað til atkvøðugreiðslu í dag á ASCA World Clinic, sum er í Indianapolis í hesum døgum, at atkvøða um limirnar har skulu stovna eitt samtak kallað “World Swimming Association”, “capable of replacing FINA as the governing body for aquatic sports”. Lesið her á SwimNews.com

Ákærurnar eru harðar frá Leonard, at ovasta FINA stjórnin tekur rættin frá sínum limum sum til dømis Svimjisambandi Føroya at koma við uppskotum til broyting av FINA reglugerðini, sum hevnd fyri at FINA stjórnin á kongressini í fjør tapti atkvøðugreiðsluna um at forbjóða superdraktum. Ovasta stjórnin hjá FINA ætlaði ikki at superdraktirnar skuldu forbjóðast, men limir við USA á odda kravdu tó atkvøðugreiðslu at forbjóða draktunum, og vunnu við 186 atkvøðum ímóti 6 ein knúsandi sigur ímóti FINA stjórnini. Har vóru eftir øllum at døma enntá limir í nevndini hjá FINA sum ikki stuðlaðu avgerðini hjá ovastu nevndini hjá FINA um at varðveita superdraktirnar.

Eftir øllum at døma plagar FINA stjórnin at avvísa so gott sum alt sum kemur inn sum uppskot. Sambært Leonard og greinini á SwimNews.com komu Evropa, Asia og Amerika við einum 140 uppskotum til kongressina, sum FINA afturvísti við áskrift “ineligible for submission or consideration”. “Traditionally, 95% of the time if the proposals did not come from the Bureau then the Bureau said ‘no’. An in 100% of cases, no-one has beaten the Bureau at Congress”. Tað vil siga, inntil tey fór at atkvøða um at forbjóða superdraktunum.

Leonard er sjálvur ógvuliga avgjørdur: “We are talking about having a new organisation [the world swimming association] being in charge of world swimming”. Spurningurin er bara um tað yvirhøvur er gjørligt, nú FINA er so væl etablerað, og um hvør straffurin verður um FINA í síðsta vinnur. Tí sum kunnugt kann FINA við støði í núverandi reglugerð velja at banna tey fyri lívstíð frá øllum aktivitetum innan FINA (og harvið til dømis enn OL), sum fara uppí svimjivirksemi uttanfyri FINA.

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  1. SwimNews.com nevnir 10 dømi um avvíst mál her, við viðmerkingum:

    The paper then goes on to provide 10 of the many proposals that the FINA Vice-Presidents from Asia, Europe and the Americas have had set aside by the FINA Executive for no good reason, says the world coaching body. The ten points that will not see the light of day unless the FINA Executive has a change of heart [SwimNews comment in brackets]:

    1. The FINA Athletes Commission would be elected by their peers – the athletes competing at the FINA World Championships – and would represent all disciplines and all continents [a better scenario than one in which synchro swimmers get to have a say on racing and racers get to have a say on synchro, with reps chosen by politicians]

    2. The FINA coaches commission would be elected by their peers – the national team coaches at the FINA World Champinships – and would represent all disciplines and continents [good idea, as above]

    3. The Chairmen of the Athletes and Coaches Commissions would be chosen by the members of each commission and would become non-voting, ex-officio members of the FINA Bureau (voice, but no vote) [not before time]

    4. The FINA executive would include six members – the President and the Vice-President elected by the five Continental Associations, thus providing a direct communication link to the Continental Associations [a strong position and world inclusive in keeping with FINA’s role in charge of aquatics sports worldwide]

    5. The program at Continental Association events could be modified without FINA approval, to enable testing of new concepts, events and procedures [great idea, for in that way, things that work, rather than weak experiments, get to survive the journey to the biggest pond: FINA has nothing to fear from a move that can only strengthen the sport and keep in vibrant]

    6. The positions of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer would be eliminated, in recognition of the current role and function of the FINA Office, which has made both positions unnecessary because there positions duplicate in-house functions/services [correct – and those roles belong in the realm of the professional, full-time job, FINA a body that handles vast contracts and huge sums of money]

    7. Continental Association elections would be conducted at their regularly-scheduled meetings in the period before the FINA general Congress, and the results would be ratified at the FINA General Congress, thus minimising last-minute politicking [a point that carries great resonance after the sorry events leading up to the 2009 Congress]

    8. The FINA Disciplinary Panel would be governed by due process procedures that guarantee fairness (e.g., timely hearing, right to representation by counsel, right to be informed of alleged rules violations, etc.) [Fairness counts – and it should count in all circumstances at the heart of an organisation that prizes fair play]

    9. A National Federation Member of FINA must conduct elections at least once every four years, thus ensuring democratic principles

    10. The expulsion or suspension of an individual for ‘bringing the sport into disrepute’ would be narrowly defined as “openly questioning the integrity of FINA or a technical official without factual proof”, thus promoting free-speech principles, particularly for athletes and coaches who express their opinions about the sport and its conduct

    1. Og tað næsta okur so hoyra er, at World Cup og HM í stuttum hyli er avlýst…. og kanska WSA klárar at bjarga HM í 50m hyli í næsta summar…. í USA sjálvandi…

      Verður so EM í 25m hyli flutt til desembur aftur? ;o)

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