Budapest (MTI) – FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu on Monday said he was “extremely satisfied” with preparations at Budapest’s Dagaly swimming centre for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

The executive director was in Budapest with a FINA delegation to inspect preparation works for the championships. Marculescu said the capital city had made significant progress since Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, FINA President Julio C. Maglione and Budapest Mayor István Tarlós laid the cornerstone of the Dagaly facility back in May.

Marculescu said he was certain that the facility would be completed on schedule. The executive director and Balázs Fürjes, government commissioner for priority investments, signed the arena’s final construction plans.

Hungary won the right to host the 2017 championships in March of this year. The event was originally planned to be held in Guadalajara in Mexico but the city pulled out for financial reasons.


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