Orbán, FINA chief sign agreement on 2017 world championships

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Hungaryʼs Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and international swimming federation FINA president Julio C. Maglione yesterday signed an agreement in Lausanne, under which Budapest is scheduled to host the World Aquatics Championships in 2017. 

The signing ceremony was originally planned to be held in Guadalajara in Mexico but the city pulled out in February for financial reasons. FINA announced on March 11 that it granted the right to host the event to Budapest.

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