Thursday, December 22, 2011

A dirty Joke: A prominent coach, a FINA committee member and a pedophile walk into a bar... He orders a drink!

Swimming World has posted an article about the arrest and the potential admission of guilt to molestation charges by a member of the FINA Technical Open Water Committee, Flavio Bomio. I say potential for I don't know how reliable the Italian press is in these matters. The article Swimming World links too states he admitted to having 'several relationships" with minors after two hours of interrogation. 

It is mentioned that FINA suspended him immediately. 
From Swimming World: 
Bomio currently serves as a member of the FINA Technical Open Water Committee, and the Ticino News reports that Bomio was about to depart for a training trip in Florida with several young boys from Switzerland.

FINA is the "Vatican" of for international swimming. It's now time for them to take this problem very seriously and suggest strong guidelines such as the one I have been begging for: Adopt a no one-on-one policy between coaches and children.

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