- 19 May 2015 9:02 AM
He promised that Hungary would act not simply as an organiser of the event but as a true host. The event was also attended by FINA chairman Julio C. Maglione and Budapest Mayor István Tarlós.
Hungary was originally planning to host the 2021 championships but after Guadalajara from Mexico withdrew from being the host of the 2017 event, Budapest accepted the task.
The new swimming complex with a capacity of 18,000 is planned to be completed by March 31, 2017.
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