“Budapest is in the middle of Europe, easily reachable from anywhere in the world by land, sea or air. The level of our services is rapidly catching up with western Europe and in price/value terms we are extremely competitive on a global level,” said Balázs Fürjes, government commissioner for the development of Budapest.
Tünde Szabó, State Secretary for Sports, said it was an honor for Budapest to have won the right to host the event. "Hungary’s government aims to bring major sporting events to the country and with them the world’s greatest athletes," she said.
IAAF approves the recommendation that Budapest be declared the preferred European city to host the IAAF World Championships in 2023
“The process now is for a full technical, financial and risk evaluation to be undertaken with the results presented to the Council in December. At that stage a final decision will be made,” the IAAF said
Hungary secured three silver and one bronze medal in the championships. FINA revealed that one bronze medal had to be given back because rules say that only one person from each country can stand on the podium
Leading US speed skater has decided to compete for Hungary after falling into debt in the United States
John-Henry Krueger, who won a silver medal at the recent Winter Olympics, has switched his national allegiance and will move to Hungary after they offered him financial support to continue with the sport
“We can be proud of this title, our athletes and professionals, and of Budapest, because the title is a clear acknowledgement of the fact that we can be a worthy host of large-scale sports events, and that we also play an important role in international sports life within the field of recreational and youth sports," the sports official said
The four champion skaters consisted of Liu Shaolin Sándor, Liu Shaoang, Viktor Knoch and Csaba Burján. They were in third place for most of the race but managed to cross the finish line first in a thrilling come-from-behind victory
The complex comprises of a football field, which has a roofed UEFA IV level viewing area, capable of hosting 9,000 people, gyms, and areas for wrestling, boxing and weightlifting. There is also a well-equipped fitness center along with two handball courts
The proposal to host the IAAF World Championships was put forward by the Hungarian Athletics Association (MASZ) earlier this year, and will continue with development plans put in place for the Budapest 2024 Olympic bid
Hungary's sports minister meets with French counterpart to discuss success of FINA World 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.
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
“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