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Volume 6 No. 216

Events and Attractions

The Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) will award €2.4M ($3M) in prizes at the upcoming World Championships in Barcelona, nearly double what it awarded at the previous World Championships two years ago in Shanghai, according to the EFE. FINA will "reward the athletes and teams that finish among the top six in five of the six disciplines of the Championships." In swimming, Gold Medal winners will receive €11,700 ($15,030), Silver Medal winners €7,800 ($10,020) and Bronze Medal winners €3,900 ($5,010). Any swimmer who breaks a world record will be awarded an additional €19,500 ($25,050) (EFE, 7/10).

Pirelli "has decided to take softer tyres to the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix than it initially planned." Lotus criticized the initial choice of the "hard" and "medium" tires as "very conservative." BBC Sport "has learned this has been revised to 'soft' and 'medium' for the race" on July 28 (BBC, 7/10). ... More than 3,000 World University Games medals "have been recalled after at least two broke when dropped by athletes" (R-SPORT, 7/9).