PR 31 - FINA extends partnership with Infostrada Sports

Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 22, 2015 - FINA and Infostrada Sports signed today an extension of their media services agreement for another three years in a ceremony at the SportAccord Convention. The media services cover the delivery of athlete biographies year round and Facts & Figures for a series of FINA World Championships.

FINA and Infostrada Sports have agreed on the provision of extensive biographical information on its athletes across six aquatics disciplines for the next three years (2015 to 2017). Infostrada Sports and FINA also agreed on extending the live text and facts and figures service, called SportsDesk Live, for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series and for the FINA Swimming World Cup in 2015. The content will be integrated into the new FINA website and provides continued support for and added value to editorial desks, commentators and media covering aquatics and FINA events in particular.

“FINA and Infostrada established a fruitful co-operation in the field of media services in the frame of our World Championships and major events, a partnership that is well appreciated by the journalists covering our competitions,” considered FINA’s Executive Director Cornel Marculescu. “The extension of this agreement is a natural consequence of this successful strategy to facilitate greater media exposure,” added Mr. Marculescu.

“We are happy to extend our cooperation with FINA for the next three years,” said Infostrada Sports Managing Director Guido Bouw. “FINA is a well-respected partner for many years now, with our cooperation starting in 2007 when we provided the events news services for the FINA World Championships in Melbourne.”

Infostrada Sports maintains and manages the world’s largest sports results data database, covering more than 250 sports worldwide. From this centrally managed results platform, Infostrada Sports provides unique Data, Media, Event and Analytic Services to the international sports community.

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