According to, the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships’ high diving competition venue was chosen as the Sport Venue of the Year at the International Sport Awards (ISA).

The outstanding sport venues of 2017 were judged by the International Sport Awards’ team and the International Sports Chamber of Commerce.

The high diving events of the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships held in Budapest took place in a temporary establishment set up at Batthyány Square. The scenery was simply breath-taking, it’s no surprise that the tickets for the high diving events sold out the quickest.

So the tower was set up at Batthyány Square, which meant that the background of the dives was the Parliament. Everyone watched the athletes in awe. The location perfectly complemented the mightiness of the discipline. It will be hard to top this off, right?


This was the first time in the history of World Aquatics Championships that the high divers didn’t dive into natural water, but a temporary pool instead. The goal of the organisers was to attract attention to the beauty of Budapest and Hungary by choosing such a unique venue.

“Hungary can be proud of this amazing and unforgettable sport event, which received another prestigious acknowledgement” said Tamás Gyárfás, member of FINA’s Executive Committee.

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