As reported yesterday, Flavio A. Bomio is in jail on child sexual molestation charges, whereof he’s partially admitted sexual relationships with two underage boys. Now FINA suspends him with immediate effect, as stated in this press release:
Lausanne (SUI), December 22, 2011 â€“ Following information received from the Swiss Swimming Federation and articles in the media, the FINA Executive decides to suspend Mr. Flavio Bomio from his position of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee Honorary Secretary with immediate effect.
FINA supports the Swiss Swimming Federation and equally strongly condemns sexual abuse of minors.
Update: According to SwimNews, LEN has now also suspended Bomio from his role as Chairman of LEN’s technical open water group.