(ISTANBUL, TURKEY) – The FINA Bureau awarded today the organisation of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in 2016 to the city of Windsor (Ontario, Canada). For this event, bidding interest had also been received from the city of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).
“I warmly congratulate the city of Windsor, the Aquatic Federation of Canada and Swimming Canada. I am sure we will have a great FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in 2016”, declared FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, when announcing the decision of the Bureau.
Thrilled with this result was Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Swimming Canada.
“This will be a privileged occasion to have the best among the best in Canada. This kind of event truly inspires the country and its youth – and this was our main goal behind this bid”, said Lafontaine.
Before the 2016 edition in Windsor, the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships, in 2014, will take place in the city of Doha, Qatar.