Talk:International Rowing Federation
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FISA proper name
Swlenz is currently making edits across wikipedia altering "International Rowing Federation" to the "International Federation of Rowing Associations". I feel this needs to be discussed before too many edits are made.
I have always thought FISA was known as the "International Rowing Federation" and they always refer to themselves as this on their website:
- "The International Rowing Federation (FISA) has announced this year’s World Rowing Event.." 
- "FISA, the International Rowing Federation, is empowered by its member National Rowing Federations.." 
My opinion is that although "International Federation of Rowing Associations" is the literal translation from the French, since they are commonly known as the "International Rowing Federation" this is the name that should be used across Wikipedia. Comments? johnSLADE (talk) 18:50, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:M fisa logo.gif
Image:M fisa logo.gif is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.
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FISA's member National Federations
FISA counts 130 member National Federations (not 118 as indicated in this article). Ghana and Vanuatu were admitted at the 2008 FISA Ordinary Congress which was held in Linz, Austria, last July, bringing the number up from 128 in 2007 (See http://www.worldrowing.com/display/modules/news/dspNews.php?newid=324457). Member federations are referred to by FISA as National Federations (See FISA Statutes http://www.worldrowing.com/medias/docs/media_352460.pdf). Could this item please be corrected by contributors who have no COI issue? Many thanks for your kind help. Cremonarower (talk) 17:01, 20 November 2008 (UTC)