Budapest’s New Pool To Host FINA Worlds in 2021

The planned complex in Budapest overlooking Margaret Island on the Danube

Budapest will host the 2021 FINA World Championships on Margaret Island and in a brand new state-of-the-art facility on the banks of the Danube opposite the venue that has hosted many an international championships down the years; speeches from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and World Cup Queen Katinka Hosszu help the bid

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Budapest will host the 2021 FINA World Championships on Margaret Island and in a brand new state-of-the-art facility on the banks of the Danube opposite the venue that has hosted many an international championships down the years; speeches from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and World Cup Queen Katinka Hosszu help the bid

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SwimFanFinland

Oh, so it’s been decided already! For some reason I thought that FINA doesn’t decide this until the award of the 2020 Olympics.

Anyway, the greatest swimming nation in Europe in terms of success to population is surely a good host, regardless of the fact that Hungary’s been hosting a bunch of noticeable meetings recently. I’m pleased to see Hungary’s getting more top-notch pools which helps to meet the needs of aquatic sports. Awarding Gwangju the Worlds in 2019 is tribute to the great Park Tae-Hwan. Let’s hope this helps to get masses of kids involving in aquatics in such a populous country.

FINA seems to follow a pattern of awarding the Worlds every other occasion to a country in which aquatic sports isn’t very prominent sport. I regard this as a good approach to advance swimming in the world as far as the needs of more prominent swimming nations are fulfilled every other occasion.

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