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HELP TO SAVE WATERPOLO: CAMPAIGN AGAINST NEW RULES

“DON’T DESTROY OUR SPORT”

With this strong words, different famous water polo persons, expressed their feelings during a meeting held in Budapest on the 26th of May at the occasion of the LEN Final 6. "FINA's proposals to drastically change the water polo rules during the Technical Water Polo Congress to be held on the 13th July will end our sport as we all know it, and are disastrous for the well-being of our players," was the overall opinion. Speeches were held for example by Ratko Rudic (Croatia), Alessandro Campagna (Italy), Dénes Kemény (Hungary), and Petar Porobić (Montenegro).



Waterpoloworld – also present at the meeting - agrees with the many people who represent the modern water polo of today. During the Final 6 in Budapest it was clear that quality of organization and players are the best recipe for promoting our sport, not changing rules. TIME FOR ACTION.

   

WATER POLO FEDERATIONS – STATEMENT (source www.len.eu)
Declaration by the Water Polo Federations present at the Meeting held in Budapest on the 26 May on the occasion of the LEN Final 6.

All Nations present at the Meeting held in Budapest on the 26 May on the occasion of the LEN Final 6 unanimously agree that the Proposed Changes to the Water Polo Rules as presented by the FINA Bureau shall not be supported at the Technical Water Polo Congress to be held on the 13 July 2017 at 14.00 during the World Championships in Budapest 2017. The members present for the meeting strongly believe that such changes to the rules do not in any way improve the quality of the sport and can seriously negatively affect the spirit of the game from both technical and promotional aspects thus limiting the development of the sport from a worldwide perspective.

It was furthermore resolved that the members present would endeavor to obtain support from other nations outside of Europe on this matter in order to make a common front and ensure that the game of Water Polo is adequately protected. Budapest 26 May 2017

In occasion of LEN Congress in Marseille (FRA) Water Polo Meeting was held on 12. May 2017.

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