Budapest is the swimming capital
The FINA headquarters will be moved to Budapest
The headquarters of the International Swimming Federation (World Aquatics) will be moved from Lausanne to Budapest. Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Friday that the agreement must be approved by the conference of this organization.
The relevant documents were signed by the head of the Water Sports Authority, Hussain Al-Musallam from Kuwait, and the head of the Hungarian diplomacy.
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Szijjarto emphasized that Hungary plays an important role in world swimming, not only because Hungarian athletes regularly win gold medals at the World Championships and Olympic Games, but also because Hungary was one of the eight founding members of FINA when it was founded in 1908.
The minister pointed out that Hungary has the headquarters of two international sports federations and ten organizations linked to the United Nations.
“Of course, moving here will greatly boost sports tourism and reinforce Hungary’s already important role in world swimming and water polo,” Szijjarto stressed.