2021 World Aquatics Championships

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19th FINA World Championships
Host city TBD

The 2021 World Aquatics Championships will be the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships.

Host selection[edit]

The competitions originally was to be held in Budapest, Hungary, in summer 2021.[1] It was announced on July 19, 2013, on the biennial General Congress of FINA in Barcelona, the host-city of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. Also Gwangju, South Korea, was awarded the 2019 Championships in the same vote.

However, in March 2015, it was announced that Budapest will host the 2017 Championships, after that Guadalajara gave up the organization of the championships for financial reasons. A new bidding procedure will now be open for the 2021 event.[2]

On 9 June 2015 FINA reported it had received expressions of interest for the 2021 and 2023 FINA World Championships from Argentina, Australia (with Melbourne or Sydney), China (with Wuhan or Nanjing), Germany (two potential cities), Japan, Turkey and Qatar. On 30 June 2015, an information meeting was organised for the nations and cities which have shown an interest in bidding before.[3] This meeting was attended by representatives of cities from six countries:[4][5]

Finally, on November 8, 2015 in Dubai (UAE), each of the bids will make a formal presentation to the FINA Bureau, who will then vote and publicly announce the Organisers of the 2021 and 2023 rendezvous.


Preceded by
2019 FINA World Championships
South Korea Gwangju, South Korea
2021 FINA World Championships
Succeeded by