Putin awarded FINA prize for his contribution to brotherhood between nations



2014/10/15 • Russia

German MPs call such actions of the International Swimming Federation “insensitive provocation and open mockery.”

Despite Russian aggression in Ukraine and international sanctions, Putin was awarded a prize for his promotion of water sports.

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) awarded the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, its top prize for his promotion of water sports. The President of the Federation, Julio Maglione declared that Putin’s personal involvement in this activity promotes brotherhood among different countries, as well as “the development of a healthy society in the spirit of peace and friendship.”

The German newspaper Die Zeit devoted an article to the reaction of German deputies. Frank Steffel, deputy and member of the Bundestag Sports Committee called it “insensitive provocation and open mockery”, especially in view of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the deployment of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.

“The International Swimming Federation should think about introducing sports sanctions against Russia, instead of making such a questionable decision.” said the deputy.

The newspaper notes that Europe is already discussing whether the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships should be held in Kazan (Russian Federation). The journalists also pointed out that over the past two years more than ten Russian athletes have been disqualified for doping.

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Source: GordonUA.com

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  • Michel Cloarec

    OK ! Now we know why he needs rhe arzov sea for himself

  • Don Casavant

    What planet are the FINA people from or what kind of weed are they smoking? These people must be out of their minds!

    • Mykola Banderachuk


      • Don Casavant

        You are probably correct, but I doubt that we will ever know for sure!

  • DemocracyJA

    FINA & FIFA both seem to be attracted by mafia thugs. Losers!

  • Paul P. Valtos

    The head of this organization must have been a former KGB agent.

  • Frank Fileccia

    And let’s not forget “Mrs. America” being held in Sevastopol next year. How does “Mrs. America” relate to Crimea?

  • Bohdan Zyznewsky

    Doesn’t Trump run miss America

    • Don Casavant

      And your point is? Trump is not the President of any country I know. Trump has not given orders to his “army” to destabilize and country I know. Trump did not plan and execute a plan to steal a part of any country I know. So please tell me how any thing that Trump does is related to this post?

      • Bohdan Zyznewsky

        because its an article about miss America dick.

        • Don Casavant

          Sorry slick, the article is about Putin not Miss America. Bye the way slick, it’s MR. Dick to you.

  • Wellenzaehler

    what a shame for this organization, but it seems this is popular for sports organizations, FIFA is not better. Maybe Putin gave much money to the corrupt people in the sports organizations

  • eraband

    Any great whites in that water?