Hungary Wins Bid To Host 2021 World Aquatics Championships

  • 22 Jul 2013 9:04 AM
Hungary Wins Bid To Host 2021 World Aquatics Championships
The International Swimming Federation FINA decided on Friday to award Hungary the right to host the 2021 World Aquatics Championships. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán participated at the presentation of Hungary's bid to host the event, which includes swimming, open water swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. After having hosted several European championships, the 2021 event will be Hungary's first world aquatics championships.

The Prime Minister reassured FINA that the Hungarian Government would provide every guarantee for a successful event and the new 21st century facility on the banks of the Danube would be a worthy venue.

He emphasised that there will be elections in Hungary next year, but their outcome will in no way influence the determination of Hungarians to organise a successful world championship in 2021.

The FINA board made the decision and the official announcement in Barcelona, the city that will host this year's World Aquatics Championships starting on Saturday. The board also decided that Hungary would host the World Junior Swimming Championships in 2017.


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