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LEN’s message to the people in Barcelona

All members of the LEN Family are deeply saddened upon learning the tragic events in Barcelona. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends in these difficult moments.

This coward and evil act cannot ruin the everyday life of the people of Barcelona and of the citizens of the entire continent. Sport has taught us to overcome the worst moments and to be sure that on the long term the good ones – Europe’s strong values – shall prevail.

Barcelona is a wonderful city, a great partner in hosting LEN Events, like the next big meet, the 2018 European Water Polo Championships. We are sure that this proud city will show its strength – we have stood, are standing and will stand by Barcelona and Spain.


Paolo Barelli

LEN President


In a personal message, the LEN President sent his condolences to Fernando Carpena, President of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation and to Enric Bertran, President of the Catalan Swimming Federation and assured them that the LEN Family stands by the city of Barcelona and the local aquatic community.