COVID-19 and Human Rights: What to look out for by Dr. Donald Rukare

The world is currently gripped in the throes of the gruesome corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Globally, as of April 6 2020, John Hopkins University reported that we had a total of 1,292,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 70,798 deaths and quickly climbing. The COVID-19, said to have emanated from Wuhan in China and is rapidly traversing the world with thousands of cases and deaths seen in Italy, Spain and the United States. It is believed a surge of cases will be experienced in Africa as well. Uganda according to the Ministry of Health,... Read More

FINA statement regarding 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN)

FINA welcomes the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the clarity they bring. "Faced with the unprecedented need to reschedule the Olympic Games, our friends at the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have reacted with great speed and professionalism. To already know the dates is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere. FINA would like to express its best wishes to all those who have committed themselves to making the aquatics competitions of Tokyo 2020 the great success that I know they will be," said FINA President D... Read More

Communiqué commun du Comité International Olympique et du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020

Le président du Comité International Olympique (CIO), Thomas Bach, et le premier ministre japonais, Abe Shinzo, ont tenu une conférence téléphonique ce matin pour discuter de l'évolution rapide de la situation en lien avec la COVID-19 et Tokyo 2020. Les ont rejoints Mori Yoshiro, président du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020 ; Hashimoto Seiko, ministre chargée des Jeux Olympiques ; Koike Yuriko, gouverneure de la ville de Tokyo ; John Coates, prés... Read More

FINA statement as Olympics 2020 gets postponed

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, FINA would like to reiterate its concern for all those affected. FINA is well aware of the issues faced by aquatics athletes around the world, especially with regard to training and pool access. Moreover, following today’s joint announcement by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organisers, concerning the postponement of the Olympic Games for 2021, FINA will now work closely with the host organising committee of the 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, with the Japan Swimming Federation and with the Japanese ... Read More

Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Hashimoto Seiko; the Governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko; the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates; IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; and the IOC Olympic Ga... Read More