Saturday, August 1, 2015



The other day new showpieces were exhibited at the FINA EXPO Pavilion. Visitors of the FINA Water World Park will be able to get acquainted with the 40-year-old sports memorabilia and legendary medals of the 1980 Olympic Games.

The collection of the FINA EXPO Pavilion now has more than 10 new showpieces. The International Swimming Hall of Fame, FL, USA provided the pavilion with some essential water sports-related memorabilia, among them swimsuits demonstrating the history of swimsuit-making back from the 19th centuries till nowadays, the badge and the medal of the participant of the first FINA World Championships 1973, caps of the first professional synchro swimmers of 1973 and 1956. A unique collection of medals of the 1980 Olympics boycotted by the USA and '84 Olympics boycotted by the USSR will be also exhibited at the pavilion.

The FINA Expo pavilion offers daily workshops and meetings with celebrities. In particular, Championships Ambassadors come to the pavilion to sign autographs for fans and award best Kazan 2015 volunteers. Yesterday evening, after her gig at the FINA Water World Park, Russian singer Nyusha recognised best volunteers of the day by presenting them with gifts. The performer thanked the volunteers and told that she is going to root for her sister, synchro swimmer Maria Shurochkina, who will compete in tonight’s women’s team free routine.

Press Office of Organising Committee for 16th FINA World Championships