Kazan to host World Aquatics Championships in 2025, Budapest in 2027

FINA President Julio Maglione announced at a specially convened press conference the cities will host the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2025 and 2027. 

Kazan won the right to host the World Cup in 2025 and Budapest in 2027.  It is symbolic that international swimming forums in these cities will be held exactly 10 years after their successful holding in 2015 and 2017, respectively.   

President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation, member of the FINA bureau Vladimir Salnikov said that the decision on the choice of the venue of the championships at the meeting of the FINA bureau was made unanimously.  “There were seven candidates for the World Championships in 2025 and 2027, but only two – Kazan and Budapest – reached the final. The decision of FINA officials to once again entrust the world championships to these cities was unanimous. Practice has shown that the organizers of the tournament in Kazan and Budapest are able to hold competitions at the highest level,” said Vladimir Salnikov.

Photo by Artem Kuznetsov/TASS

Belgrade (Serbia), Greensboro (USA), Guangzhou (China), Melbourne (Australia) and Kiev (Ukraine) also submitted their bids for the World Cup in 2025/2027.

In 2021, the World Aquatics Championships will be held in Fukuoka ,Japan), in 2023 – in Doha (Katar).

Margarita Balakireva/WFP Press Service

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