Welcome Message of FINA President
Jul 16, 2010

It my great pleasure to welcome all of you in Oradea for the 14th FINA Men’s Water Polo World Cup to take place from July 27-August 1, 2010 in Oradea, Romania.

With the participation of our best teams, this occasion will be once more a milestone in the promotion of this discipline. Water Polo is certainly part of the FINA strategy to enhance the development of our aquatic discipline throughout the world and the success of the men’s and women’s tournaments throughout our major competitions is presently undeniable.

Water Polo is the oldest Olympic team sport and its main characteristics combine team spirit and individual search for improvement. This philosophy will be present during this competition and the participating players will be an example of fair-play for the youth and all the fans of this sport in the five continents.

I would take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Romanian Water Polo Federation, the Organising Committee and the local authorities for their hospitality and support. Their professionalism, competence and enthusiasm will assure to our best water polo teams an excellent memory of this World Cup.

Also, I would like to thank all the Sponsors, media and spectators for their continuous devotion and help. Their action is certainly part of the success of this 14th FINA Men’s Water Polo World Cup.

For all the teams participating in this World Cup, I wish them all the luck and the best to win.


Dr. Julio C. Maglione
FINA President

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