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Qatar To Host 2014 World S/C Champs

Apr 4, 2012  - Craig Lord

Qatar is to become the second Gulf state after Dubai in 2010 to host the FINA world short-course swim championships. 

The ruling bureau of the international federation voted to grant Qatar the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in December 2014.

“We are very pleased to have the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in 2014 in the outstanding Aspire Sport Complex, and its Aquatic Centre, in Doha. I am sure that all swimmers, coaches, officials, and representatives of the participating National Federations will enjoy a great competition and be impressed by the Qatari hospitality," said FINA President Julio Maglione.

"It is a great honour for Doha to be awarded these championships by FINA. Swimming is an important and popular sport in Qatar and we will give a special welcome to the athletes, fans and officials in 2014," said HE Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee.

Istanbul will host the world 25m championships in December 12- 16 this year.