World Wrestling Championships in Budapest
Budapest, 2018. október 25. A lengyel Katarzyna Krawczyk (b) és a kínai Pang Hszian-ju a nõi 53 kilogrammos súlycsoport bronzmérkõzésén a budapesti birkózó-világbajnokságon a Papp László Budapest Sportarénában 2018. október 25-én. A mérkõzést a kínai versenyzõ nyerte. MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday met Nenad Lalovic, president of the United World Wrestling (UWW), for talks on the world wrestling championships now under way in Budapest as well as on further international sports events planned for the city.

According to information from the prime minister’s press chief Bertalan Havasi, the talks were attended by Balazs Furjes, government commissioner for major development projects in Budapest and international sports bids, and Szilárd Németh, head of the Hungarian Wrestling Federation.

At the talks, Orbán called Budapest a “global capital of sports” and argued that the city meets all requirements for the title including a good geographical location, strong economy, good services, security and hospitable inhabitants.

Havasi noted that next year Budapest will host table tennis, fencing, modern pentathlon and canoe-kayak world championships, while

Budapest will be Europe’s Sports Capital, a title given by the European Union.

He added that the prime minister is also committed to having the World Urban Games, a new-generation multi-sports event in Budapest next year.


The Hungarian government is offering a financial guarantee in support of Budapest’s bid to host the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, read more HERE.

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