Good news arrived from Gwangju, South Korea, the site of the current world aquatics championships, that Hungary has been selected to host the 2027 FINA World Championships.
Budapest will be among an elite group of only six cities around the world who have had the opportunity to host the event twice (the other five being Perth, Rome, Barcelona, Fukuoka, and Kazan).
Balázs Fürjes, the Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Development Projects and International Sports Tenders, said that FINA’s decision is about trust. One of the most respected international sports organizations in the world trusts Hungarians, trusts Budapest and holds Hungary in high regard. The announcement highlights the success of Hungarian champions, Hungarian sports, and the success of Budapest.
Budapest was selected from among seven competitors and FINA President Julio C. Malone said that he was confident that Hungary would again be an excellent host.
“Two years ago, the Hungarian capital hosted the most successful world championships ever, and there is no doubt that it will again deserve the trust placed in it,” Malone said following the unanimous decision.