Kazan will host the World Aquatics Championships 2025. This was announced on 21 July, at a dedicated press conference in Gwangju, where the World Aquatics Championships 2019 is taking place these days.
Earlier on that day, the Russian delegation (which included both the organisers and representatives from the Republic of Tatarstan) had presented their bid to host the tournament. The concept suggested in the bid was approved by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.
“Kazan has won the right to deliver the World Aquatics Championships 2025, with Budapest named the host of the tournament in 2027. Thus, Russia and Hungary each will be delivering the world tournament once again exactly after a decade. This time, FINA chose time-proven partners, although seven bidders in total competed to host the event in those two years.
Today, we presented our concept, which is generally similar to that of 2015. Of course, adjustments and changes will be made, since we have been discussing several options for the main venue, and the final decision is required to be made soon. For that purpose, we have been closely negotiating with the FINA office to find the most convenient and efficient solutions both for the tournament delivery and its legacy for Tatarstan.
We also agreed on that right after the main World Aquatics Championships, we will stage the Masters Championships at the same venues, and we expect a lot of athletes to participate,” Sports Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov told after the ceremony where the hosts of the next FINA tournaments’ editions had been announced.
As said above, Kazan’s bid this year differs from that of 2015. The 2025 tournament will take place at existing facilities, forming the city’s high-profile sports infrastructure: the Tatneft Arena Ice Palace, Aquatics Palace, Universiade Village, Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, and numerous swimming pools based in Kazan.
After the South Korean Gwangju, Fukuoka in Japan and Qatar’s capital Doha will host the World Championships in 2021 and 2023 respectively.
The 16th FINA World Championships was held in Kazan (Russia) on July 24 to August 9, 2015. The event brought together about 2,500 athletes from 190 countries (both were record figures) and featured a record number of medal events (75), of which 42 were in swimming
The World Aquatics Championships 2015 held in Kazan was recognized as the best in history.
Press Service of the Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan