Budapest to host 2020 European Aquatics Championships

Budapest:The LEN (European Swimming League) Bureau has supported the Hungarian bids for the 2020 European Championships in all disciplines at its meeting here. It means that Budapest will host the European Water Polo Championships in January, then the LEN European Aquatics Championships in May in swimming, diving and synchronised swimming, while a separate European Open Water Swimming Championships will be held in Lake Balaton in June, reports Xinhua. The Hungarian bidders also in Budapest on Saturday offered LEN to organise the first ever high diving European championships on August 20. The decision the bureau took is an appreciation toward the commitment and dedication and the hard work Hungary is doing for aquatic sports, LEN president Paolo Barelli said. The LEN Bureau also awarded the 2017 European Diving Championships to Kiev. This is going to be the first ever senior European aquatic event in Ukraine.