Budapest, April 16 (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Julio C Maglione, the president of the international swimming federation FINA, on Thursday signed an agreement in Lausanne, under which Budapest will host the World Aquatics Championships in 2017.

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The signing ceremony, broadcast live by public news channel M1, was attended by FINA Managing Director Cornel Marculescu and Hungarian swimming federation leader Tamas Gyarfas.

The event was originally planned to be held in Guadalajara in Mexico but the city pulled out in February for financial reasons.

FINA announced on March 11 that it granted the right to host the event to Budapest.


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