Budapest, July 9 (MTI) – Hungary will host the European championships in all aquatic sports in 2020, Paolo Barelli, president of the Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN) announced in Budapest on Saturday.
The events will not be staged at the same time, as in the case of world championships, but the water polo tournament will be held in January, the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming championships in May and the open water events in June, the Hungarian swimming association told MTI.
“Budapest is a sports-loving city and Hungary is a sports-loving nation, which they have proved by organising several excellent events. We maintain continuous and high-level cooperation with the Hungarian association, such as in the case of the junior European swimming championship currently held in Hodmezovasarhely,” Barelli said, before opening the envelope containing the name of the host country. “The success of the 2020 European Championships is almost guaranteed as Hungary is hosting the World Aquatic Championships in 2017,” he added.