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World Aquatics claims court victory in long-running ISL dispute

An International Swimming League event takes place on August 26, 2021 in Naples, Italy (by Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

World Aquatics, the global governing body for water sports disciplines, has claimed victory in a long-running court battle with swimmers involved in the International Swimming League (ISL) over issues related to alleged restraint of trade.

World Aquatics said this morning that a verdict from the U.S. District Court in San Francisco has fallen in its favour, in cases that had originally been opened in 2018. At that time Fina, as it was then known before last month’s rebrand to World Aquatics, said it was prepared to mount a “robust defence” against class-action lawsuits filed against it by three leading swimmers and organisers of the ISL.

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