The 2022 Acquatics World Championships will be held between June 17 and July 3 in Budapest because Fukuoka in Japan stepped out due to the coronavirus epidemic.
According to MTI, prime minister Viktor Orbán met Husain Al-Musallam, the head of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in Budapest, ahead of the start of the event, the prime minister’s press chief said on Friday. Budapest was appointed host of the games in February after Fukuoka, Japan, stepped back, citing the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Events will take place in Budapest, Debrecen, Sopron and Szeged, and will host some 2,300 athletes in five disciplines, Bertalan Havasi said.
Budapest last hosted an acquatics world championship in 2017.