Four candidates submit bids for FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in 2022 and 2024

Budapest, Kazan, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong have submitted bids for the 2022 and 2024 World Swimming Championships (25m), the International Swimming Federation (FINA) has announced following a meeting of its ruling Bureau in Budapest.

The FINA Bureau also awarded Hungarian capital Budapest, which pulled out of the race for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games earlier this year, the 2018 World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships.

The four candidates for the two editions of the World Swimming Championships (25m), known as the World Short Course Championships, are also bidding to host the FINA World Aquatics Convention.

The host for each event will be allocated by the Bureau on July 17.

Several decisions were taken today by the FINA Bureau, which met prior to the FINA World Championships in Budapest, due to begin on Friday (July 14).

FINA approved the organisation of a World Water Polo Conference following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to cut the squad sizes from 13 to 11 for Tokyo 2020.

The worldwide governing body expressed its support for the IOC’s decision to increase the number of swimming events in the Japanese capital.

A mixed 4x100m medley mixed relay was added to the swimming programme, along with additional men’s 800m and women’s 1,500m freestyle races, ensuring that male and females will be able to take part in the same number of events in the pool at the Games in the Japanese capital.

Swimming is now the largest sport at Tokyo 2020 with 49 medal events.

The Bureau also acknowledged the “excellent cooperation” with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.

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