Kazan is set to host one of the largest sports events in history in 2015 when for the first time ever the FINA World Masters Championships will be held alongside the the main event.
More than 12,000 competitors aged 25 and above are expected for the first time to join over 2,000 elite athletes taking part in the FINA World Aquatics Championships in what will be a massive celebration of the sport in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.
“For the first time we are going to combine the World Championships with the Masters World Championships,” said Cornel Marculescu, the executive director of FINA.
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Here is Cornel Marculescu, Executive Director of FINA, presenting the plan