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Italian Swimming chief Barelli suspended by FINA

Ethics Committee investigating alleged wrongdoing

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 14 - International water-sports federation FINA said Wednesday that its Ethics Panel has suspended Italian Swimming Federation (FIN) President Paolo Barelli with immediate effect.
    "The FINA Ethics Committee is currently investigating multiple referrals of alleged wrongdoing from three separate cases against Mr. Barelli," a statement read.
    "The allegations of wrongdoing under investigation by the FINA Ethics Panel against Mr. Barelli include potential multiple rule violations of the FINA Constitution and the FINA Code of Ethics...
    "Mr. Barelli is ineligible to act as President of the Italian Swimming Federation during his provisional suspension.
    "Mr. Barelli's provisional suspension shall stay in effect until the resolution of all matters underway with the FINA Ethics Panel". (ANSA).


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