AKUATIK, Before the last swimming session, FINA and the Organising Committee (OC) of the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona (ESP) expressed their satisfaction for the outstanding success of the competition. In a joint Press Conference in the main venue of the Championships, the Palau Sant Jordi, FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, and the co-presidents of the OC, Maite Fandos (Vice Mayor of Barcelona) and Fernando Carpena (President of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation) highlighted the competitive aspects, but also the sport and social legacy left by FINA’s major event.
became the world capital of sport for these two weeks and this positive impact,
in terms of media exposure, will bring significant benefits for our city and
for our region. From a touristic point of view, the images of our city were
seen in more than 200 territories around the world; we also had more than
13,000 news in Spanish media related with the Championships, which is an
outstanding figure”, stated Maite Fandos. Barcelona