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Hungary did not only pass the test with flying colors as the organizer of the FINA event, but also as a host and tourist destination over the past couple of weeks. Billions will flow into tourism thanks to the tournament
According to Federation President Julio Maglione, the 2017 FINA Aquatics World Championships held in Budapest were “the best world championship in the history of FINA.” It’s not just about the shiny medals our athletes won but also the international recognition that FINA brought to Hungary.
Hungary's “pride and joy” are the Danube Arena and the Dagály project because no facilities like these existed when it launched its bid to host the games. They will be used again for the 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships
“[O]r even if it exists today,” said Prime Minister Orbán, “it will vanish.” The prime minister, speaking during his regular radio interview this morning, was referring to the dangers of unchecked, illegal migration into Europe and the realization of the “Soros plan.”
Hungary’s biggest ever sports event, the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships commenced last Friday with a breathtaking opening ceremony. The 3 thousand square meter floating stage near the Pest side of the famous Chain Bridge welcomed world-class musicians, artists and dancers who took the audience on a cultural-historical journey into Hungary’s deep connection to the Danube, water and aquatic sports.
Thousands of athletes, a record-breaking fast-track preparation for the international event, and the most picturesque diving background ever. The 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, Hungary’s largest sporting event to date, will overtake the cities of Budapest and Balatonfüred for over two weeks. As a nation with exceptional watersports traditions and accomplishments, Hungarians can barely wait, although it is not just our athletes who are setting the bar high.
The big event is right around the corner. From July 14 to 30, Budapest and the Lake Balaton city of Balatonfüred will host the FINA World Aquatics Championships. Over the next few weeks, it’s a race to get everything ready.
The arena houses two Olympic worthy swimming pools, diving pool and a short course training pool. There are 5,000 seats, and 8,000 additional pop-up seats have been designed especially for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships