Lausane – Seven Cities/National Federations expressed their interest in organising the 15th FINA World Championships, to be held in 2013: Belgrade (SRB), Budapest & Belatonfüred (HUN), Dubai (UAE), Hamburg (GER), Hong Kong, China (HKG), Madrid (ESP) and Moscow (RUS).

FINA will organise on December 4, 2008 in Lausanne (SUI) an information meeting with representatives of these potential bidders concerning the organisation of the Championships (comprising the five FINA aquatic disciplines: swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming).

Among others, items such as Venues, Budget, TV Production, Accommodation, Transportation, Commercial Programmes or Participation will be discussed in this meeting.

Also in accordance with the published Milestones for the organisation of these Championships, the deadline for the presentation of a formal final bid is March 2, 2009. Finally, the decision on the organiser for this competition will be taken by the FINA Bureau on July 18, 2009 on the occasion of the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome (ITA).

The 14th FINA World Championships in 2011 will take place in Shanghai (CHN) from July 16-31.