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Viktor Orbán holds talks with leaders of the International Swimming Federation

The World Conference reviewed the sport’s development opportunities and challenges, and also focused on modernisation of its regulatory system.

The meeting with the Prime Minister was also attended by: Pál Schmitt, Honorary Vice President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee; Dénes Kemény, President of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation; and Sándor Wladár, President of the Hungarian Swimming Federation. The FINA leaders spoke about last year’s world aquatic championships in Budapest, which they described as the best so far.

Photo: Gergely Botár

It was noted that Budapest is a city of international sport, and is outstandingly well-suited for hosting future sporting events at world level.

Accordingly, this year and in coming years high-level competitions will cater for Hungarian fans of aquatic events: this June part of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series will be held in Balatonfüred; in October Budapest will host a heat of the Swimming World Cup; next year the Junior World Swimming Championships will be staged at the Danube Arena; and in 2020 the European Aquatic Championships for swimming, synchronised swimming and diving will be held in the Hungarian capital.