World Championships Headed to Kazan for 2025 and Budapest in 2027


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The 2025 and 2027 versions of the World Championships will return to familiar territory, as FINA announced on Sunday that Kazan and Budapest will serve as hosts of those respective events. FINA President Julia Maglione made the announcement, with Greensboro, North Carolina, Australia, Ukraine, China and Serbia falling short in their bids.

Kazan (2015) and Budapest (2017) handled hosting duties at the past two World Championships, before the event moved to Gwangju, Korea, where it is currently taking place. The 2021 World Championships are scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan, which was host in 2001, and the 2023 World Champs will be held in Doha, Qatar. With Greensboro losing out, the United States has still not hosted the long-course version of the World Championships.


  1. James Hooper

    Can’t believe the Worlds have never been held in the US?! 🤷🏻‍♂️. Kazan again? Qatar?