PR 107 - FINA signs sponsorship with Hosa


Lausanne (SUI), December 15, 2014 - The FINA President Dr, Julio C. Maglione was in Beijing (CHN) on December 14, 2014 to sign an agreement with China’s swimwear company Hosa, the new Title Sponsor of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup for the period 2015-2017.

Hosa International Limited is engaged in the design and production of sportswear and it operates in four segments: Swimwear, Fitness wear, Sports underwear, and Accessories. Hosa International Limited sells its products through department stores, professional retail outlets, specialty stores, multi-functional outlets, seasonal counters, and wholesales and distribution, as well as through e-commerce. As of December 31, 2013 the company had 1,356 retail outlets. Hosa International Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.

"China is a very significant partner for FINA and we are naturally satisfied to establish this partnership with Hosa, a solid swimwear company in this important market”, declared the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione during the signature ceremony. “Since the entry in the Olympic programme, our Marathon Swimming circuit has grown in importance and this agreement proves that our 10km World Cup is an attractive competition, contested by the best in the world”, added the FINA President.

“The essence of the sport of 10km marathon swimming is that human being keeps pursuing and challenging the extreme in the water. Athletes swim and compete in the world's most amazing natural water bodies by virtue of their techniques and endurance”, said the Chairman of Hosa Group Shi Hongliu. “As a professional manufacturer of swimwear and swim equipment, Hosa is delighted to provide the most professional services for FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and to support the best performances of the athletes”, Mr. Shi concluded.