the Criticism of the International swimming federation Fina is not new, but has grown in strength during the autumn. A testtävling in new simtouren International Swimming League, ISL, would have been held in Turin in december. But Fine threatened to turn off the swimmers who took part, among them were Sarah Sjöström and Michelle Coleman.
the Threat made to ISL, whose initiator is the Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Grigorisjin which is also located behind the international ' family took Energy Standard Sjöström exercise with, put into the contest.
Finas threat set in motion a series of protests from some of the world's biggest stars. And ISL have not given up.
a meeting in London, where Sarah Sjöström and many other superstars are involved. On Tuesday was presented how the new simtouren to work, reports the web site Swimswam.
IN the ISL to the world's simstjärnor compete in teams. There are six european teams and six american.
The six of european law are clear: the Energy Standard, Stuttgart, Rome, Marseille, Budapest and London. The six u.s. teams are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Washington DC and Phoenix – two are complete, while the final negotiations are underway with the other four.
the Law has nothing to do with the swimmer's regular clubs, a swimmer from Australia, for example, can join the Team in Los Angeles.
to start, August 10, 2019. Each team is then the host for a contest in the autumn. ISL shall end with the final in Las Vegas 17-22 december there four european and four american teams qualify.
the Idea behind ISL is not to focus on the times, unlike the world cup where the world record is rewarded, but the different races will have different formats and different branches can come to simmas – all with the focus to invite the audience and the tv audience the best experience.
in Order to create the maximum excitement, the team coaches to be able to present their swimmers in each branch as late as possible. The individual swimmer can be notified to how many branches at any time but each team may only have two swimmers per branch. Points will be awarded to the teams in a descending scale according to the placement.
one of the swimmers during the fall criticised the Fine. He took, among other things, that for many swimmers is not worth to bet on world cup, after all the travel and living expenses they, in principle, the plus minus zero financially. ISL will replace all of the swimmer's travel costs.
the Prize money exceeds also the world. According to Swimswam, there is a minimumbudget for prize money of 5.3 million u.s. dollars (approximately 48 million Swedish kronor (sek) – which can be increased in that the sponsors are added – which is twice as high as for Finas's world cup. All teams will get the money just to start, the teams that can qualify for the final race in Las Vegas is guaranteed more money and in addition, the individual bonuses to be awarded. Sims ' contract with the team can also give them an additional source of income.
the International swimming federation see the ISL as a threat to the world cup. As a counter act against ISL presented the Fine his new tour, ”Mästarserien”, in the last week. It should also be penningstinn but carried out in the spring.
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