The main concern of the book is to introduce the reader into the manifold challenges and high demands that a leader of an international sports organization has to face. Harold W. Henning, a dental doctor and, besides his professional occupation, an excellent athlete, couch, judge and administrator, run an amazing, unique career, which reached its surnmit in his functions as Hon. Secretary and President of the World Swimming Federation (FINA). Just during this period, many complicated political, social, economical and other involvements made high demands an the leadership qualities at the top of an International Sports Federatian. The book demonstrates in same selected examples his continuous ridge walk between sports and politics and summerizes his brilliant leadership, success, acknowledgrnent and distinction.