2017 World Aquatics Championships

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17th FINA World Championships
Fina World Championships Budapest 2017 logo.svg
Host city Budapest, Hungary
Date(s)14–30 July
Venue(s) Danube Arena,
Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium,
Lake Balaton
Nations participating182
Athletes participating2,360
Officially opened by János Áder

The 17th FINA World Championships (Hungarian : 2017-es úszó-világbajnokság) were held in Budapest, Hungary from 14 to 30 July 2017. [1] [2]


Host selection

On 15 July 2011, at the biennial General Congress of FINA in Shanghai, the host-city of the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico was announced as the winning bid. Kazan, Russia was awarded the 2015 Championships in the same vote, whereas the rival bid from Hong Kong, China was left unrewarded. Guangzhou (China) and Montreal (Canada) withdrew their bids shortly before the vote.

In February 2015, Mexico withdrew from hosting the world championships with organizers saying they could not afford the $100 million price tag that goes with hosting the multi-sport aquatic event. [3] On 11 March 2015, it was announced that Budapest would host the 2017 Championships. [4] The city was originally slated to host the 2021 edition. [5]


The logo of 2017 World Aquatics Championships was inspired by water and Hungarian folk art. The White water roses Lali (male) and Lili (female) in swimming costumes were selected as mascots of championships. [6] Slogan of the championships is Water, Wonder, Welcome.

The Hungarian National Bank issued a commemorative version of the 50 Ft circulation coin on the occasion of the 17th FINA World Championships to be held in Hungary. [7] and Hungarian Post produced 200,000 stamps and the commemorative booklet with envelope and stamp of first day mail cancellation. [8]


The two main competition venues are located in Budapest: Danube Arena, a brand-new indoor swimming pool complex for swimming and diving on the eastern bank of the Danube just north of Margaret Island, and the existing Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, on Margaret Island itself, for water polo. Open water swimming events are held at Lake Balaton. [9] High diving and synchronised swimming are held at temporary venues in Budapest.


A total of 75 Medal events are held across six disciplines.

All dates are CEST (UTC+2)
Opening ceremonyOther competitionsFinalsClosing ceremonyMMen's matchesWWomen's matches
Swimming 4455556842
Open water swimming 1111127
Synchronized swimming 111111129
Diving 3221111213
High diving 112

Medal table

  *   Host nation

1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 21121346
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1212630
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 116825
4Flag of France.svg  France 6129
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 53311
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 43916
7Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 35412
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3104
9Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary*2529
10Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2428
11Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1506
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1416
13Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1157
14Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1012
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1012
16Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1001
17Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0459
18Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0279
19Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0213
20Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0202
21Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 0112
22Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0101
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 0101
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0101
25Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0022
26Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0011
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0011
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 0011
Totals (29 nations)757677228

Participating nations

Media coverage

In the United States, NBCUniversal holds rights to the event. [10] [11] Events shall be televised on NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic Channel. [12] In the UK, the championships have been shown on the BBC Red Button and BBC Two.

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