Swimming World Championships in Short Pool Postponed to December 2021

The UAE authorities asked the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to postpone the Worlds, with the health and safety of the athletes being the basis of the decision.

The official added that the 2021 World Swimming Pools will be held in Abu Dhabi, stressing that it will be an important event for the development of the sport and water sports in the region.

In the same note, FINA confirms that its General Congress will take place on June 5, 2021 in Doha, Qatar, in which the new members of the FINA Bureau will be elected for the period 2021-2025, beginning their term after the conclusion of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, scheduled for the summer of 2021.

After the declaration of a pandemic, on March 11, sports competitions of almost all modalities were played without public, postponed, suspended, in the cases of national championships and international competitions, or even canceled.

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