Kazan once again sailing: the capital of Tatarstan will the 2022 world Cup short course swimming

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Bureau of the International swimming Federation (FINA) voted unanimously for carrying out in Kazan the world championship on swimming on short water in 2022.

On Monday morning, the Kazan organizing Committee held a presentation of the application for this tournament, as well as Budapest, Taipei, and Hong Kong, which also claimed the world Championships in 2022 and 2024.

At the presentation of the application, the Minister of youth and sports of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov talked about how love in Kazan aquatic sports, that decided, in conjunction with FINA to open a training center for athletes. «All the infrastructure in Kazan is ready,» was repeatedly stressed.

Moreover, for the world championship on swimming on short water need one competitive pool in the Palace of water sports. In 2015, during the world championship in water sports, there was held competitions on jumping into the water.

«We are going through temporary stands to increase the number of seats at least to six thousand. The project is ready,» — said Leonov. And this is the case when there is no doubt — the problems with attendance at voyage in Kazan will not, and with organization too. Even the championship of Russia on swimming on short water is at the highest level.

The only question during the presentation Leonov was asked about visas. He confirmed that the visa program of the 2015 world Championships will be saved. «Athletes-we drove by the accreditation certificate. The world is changing, to make such decisions necessary. For the rest, we envisage a simplified procedure for obtaining visas,» explained Leonov.

Life after 2015

After the world championship in water sports 2015, the situation around Russian sport has changed. During one of the turns of a doping scandal was mentioned, and the 2015 world Championships and the Universiade 2013 held in Kazan. «There were some strange conversations, statements. But we explained the situation to FINA, they do not have to us, and today’s unanimous decision, and in the Bureau more than 30 people, only confirms this,» — said Leonov.

«FINA is very balanced approaches to making such decisions, we saw it at the Olympics. I am glad that there is no discrimination in this respect our application. It is not and does not imply. I, in principle, do not doubt,» admitted a member of the FINA Bureau, Vladimir Salnikov.

«Kazan has held the world championship in water sports in 2015, has won a huge reputation in the world of swimming. People want to come to Kazan again and again, because I know how high the standards of the tournaments in Russia and in Kazan, in particular,» — said in turn Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko.

In addition to the world championship on swimming on short water Kazan is preparing to host the FINA Convention. From the infrastructure it is planned to use also the athletes ‘ village.

«There is no doubt that Kazan will cope with the world championship on short water and provides exemplary. I would like to note that the international Federation and, in particular, FINA, continue to trust Russia holding the largest tournaments in their sports. This suggests that our country has the highest level of confidence. Congratulations to Kazan, as well as all lovers of water sports in Russia», — said the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.

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