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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
FUKUOKA, DOHA TO HOST 2021 AND 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 6, 2016
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1.Fukuoka, Japan has been named the hosts of the 2021 FINA World Aquatics Championships and Doha, Qatar will organize the 2023 meet, the organization announced on Sunday from Budapest.

2.FINA, the global governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines (pool swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, high diving, and water polo) holds its multi-sport global long course championship in odd numbered years.

3.The two winning cities were chosen from just 3 bidders after bids from Argentina, the UAE, Australia, and Germany pulled out.

Upcoming World Championships hosts:

2016 (short course) – Windsor, Canada

2017 (long course) – Budapest, Hungary

2018 (short course) – Hanzhou, China

2019 (long course) – Gwangju, South Korea

2020 (short course) – Abu Dhabi, UAE

2021 (long course) – Fukoka, Japan

2022 (short course) – TBD

2023 (long course) – Doha, Qatar