Play the Game is an international conference and communication initiative aiming to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in sport. It is run by the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idan), an independent institution set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The task of Idan is to create overview over and insight into the field of sport nationally and internationally.
Our offices are located at the Department of Sport Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Therein is an article about the lack of transparency between FINA and the swimmers it represents. They expose major financial disparities between what FINA gets to keep versus what the swimmers make. Take a look:
Other spending by Montreal 2005 included:
Athletes' travel expenses: $1.2 million
Athletes' meals and hotel: $3 million
FINA meals and accommodation: $1.7 million
Compare with FINA's Costs and Revenues in 2005:
$17.5 million income and $2.7 million in expenses from the World Champs
$3.4 million spent on the Bureau
$2.6 million on Administration
$951,000 on doping control
$1.3 million on prize money
$329,000 on development programs
FINA finished 2005 with $9.8 million excess of income, while only $1.3million was spent on prize money to all aquatic athletes and only $329,000 on programs for developing all four aquatic sports around the world.
I am going to be sending this organization stuff and you should too.