Nemzetisport.hu writes that Hungarian Telekom (Magyar Telekom) will be the main sponsor of the World Aquatics Championships held next year. The declaration of intent was signed on Monday by Miklós Sleszták Minister of National Development, the president of the organisational committee and Christopher Mattheisen, President of the Hungarian Telekom. The facade designed by the Krea Contemporary Art School was presented at the event; however, there is deep silence regarding the old plans.
“This World Championships won’t only be the competition of swimmers, water polo players and divers, but also the competition of Hungarian engineers and executors. This is a chance to show the knowledge, which could lead to the success of the 2024 Olympic Games bid” said Miklós Seszták at the event, who also quoted Dénes Kemény, the president of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation.
“The edge of the goalpost is always just, because the shot of the one, who’s been working harder for the victory, goes in.”
The facade of the World Championships, which was designed by Ferenc Hetsch student of the Krea Contemporary Art School, was also presented at the event. The young graphic told that he used water and the motives and colours of the Hungarian folk art as inspiration, while designing. Then he presented the logo, the icons of the sports and locations, and the graphic design of certain products.
Mária Nemes, the headmaster of the Art Schools said that Ferenc Hetsch will be helped by a professional opportunity of higher education.
“We are proud of this facade; the aim of the organisational committee was a modern facade which could also enter us in the Olympic Games. And I think that this is perfect for this aim” said Miklós Seszták.
The former facade plans that generated a lot of criticism weren’t mentioned at the press event.
The president of the organisational committee also talked about the construction of the Dagály Swimming Arena and emphasized that they are perfectly keeping up with the schedule and it will be finished until the 31st of March, 2017, as they will have competitions there in June. He added that the works of the Komjádi Pool will start in September and the renovations will be expectedly finished in the second quarter-year of the following year.
According to the two-year-long sponsorship agreement the Hungarian Telekom will be the main sponsor of the Masters World Championships as well as the World Aquatics Championships held in Budapest and Balatonfüred in 2017.
“It’s a great honour to be the main sponsor of a World Championships that includes six branches of sport. We wish the best of luck to all Hungarian competitors and their trainers” said Christopher Mattheisen.
Photos: Krea Contemporary Art School
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