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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
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.
We expect swimmers to be treated as equal partners. We expect that they will sit down and start talking to us. We expect that they will listen to the voice of the professional swimmers and we expect to have a say in important decisions about the future of our sport, Hosszú said
The official opening ceremony of the Danube Arena took place on Saturday, May 27th, ready for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships which will be held in Budapest and Balatonfüred in western Hungary from July 14th to 30th
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
“All preparations are moving forward according to schedule seventy-three days ahead of the start of the FINA Aquatics World Championships, the biggest ever sports event hosted by Hungary," Hungary's minister for National Development has said