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Gibb makes finals in 50-meter backstroke at FINA World Cup

...the finals in his first major international competition Saturday, finishing eighth in the men's 50-meter backstroke at the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Cup meet at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y. The meet...
Swimming body criticizes Olympic organizers

...and "disrespect" for aquatic events.FINA, which oversees some of the Olympics...capacity at the main pool, according to a FINA letter obtained by The Associated Press...water polo and synchronized swimming, FINA warns.The letter, dated Monday and addressed...
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Photo: Kickin' it down the street

Fina Toetuu and Claire Vakauta, both 14, share a laugh while walking with their soccer ball along Riverside Drive Saturday afternoon.
Rio Olympic, Paralympic ceremonies to be low-budget

...private money to prepare the games.In a letter obtained last week by The Associated Press, the governing body of swimming FINA complained to organizers and Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes about reduced seating in the swimming arena from 17,000 to 13,000. The...
Judges eye legality of grand jury process in Penn State case

...preliminary hearing.Prosecutor Frank Fina assured the grand jury supervisory judge...citing the sealed case record, argued that Fina proceeded to do just that.Bowes asked...jury hearing."Yes, it would have, but Fina said he wouldn't go there," Farrell...
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Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak

...official was never charged.The NAACP probe was headed by Frank Fina, who was a top prosecutor before Kane got elected. In court...Kane was accused of spilling the information to get even with Fina."I will not allow them to discredit me," she wrote in a...
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Satisfying his 'Jones' for swimming

...above) state championships and open to any USA Swimming LSC or FINA (International Swimming Federation) member that has met qualifying...January of the meet year. Times may be from a sanctioned USA/FINA swim meet, time trial, or an Alaska high school regional or...
Phelps wins 100 butterfly at first meet in 8 months

...completed a double, coming back to win the 400 IM in 4:19.59. Dwyer finished second in 4:20.25.Earlier Thursday, FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told The Associated Press it would be "no problem for us" to offer Phelps an extra place...
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Phelps signs with new suit company

...its suits on a swimmer with 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall."This is a big opportunity for us," Rockwell said.Under FINA guidelines, any new suits must be approved by the governing body and can be worn in competition starting Jan. 1. Even with...
Juneau's Gibb to swim against world's best

...against the top swimmers in the world this weekend during the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Cup races at the...performances at the meet. The New York meet is part of the 2002-03 FINA World Cup series, which takes swimmers to eight pools around...


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