Budapest Steps In To Host 2017 World Titles After Guadalajara’s Budget Fell Shy

Sky restaurant is the limit for Budapest's new six-storey swimming complex

Budapest, host to several European Championships down the years, will host the 17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in July 2017 after the withdrawal of Guadalajara after Mexican politicians deemed the US$100,000 plus budget a financial stretch too far

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Budapest, host to several European Championships down the years, will host the 17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in July 2017 after the withdrawal of Guadalajara after Mexican politicians deemed the US$100,000 plus budget a financial stretch too far

Comments

TommyL

Awesome. Finally a chance for me to witness a major championship in person as it is only 4hrs by car :).

CharlesB

Amazing. What a pity that the much heralded London 2012 Aquatics Centre did not maintain the capacity for a legacy that could include the World Championships.

So Cal Swimmer

Budapest is an absolutely beautiful city while the country has a wonderful sporting history (swimming and all Olympic sports). I am excited about this choice! Bravo!

Rob

Hmmm, skipping World Masters at Kazan is looking more and more attractive.

And I’ll be just into a new age group in 2017!

Torchbearer

Great outcome all round…..great city and country with a rich aquatics tradition.

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