DOHA, January 14, 2016 – A Qatari sport delegation chaired by Mr. Khalil Ibrahim Al Jaber, the president of Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) accompanied by Essa Al Zaraa, Ahmed Al Nimah and Patros is preparing to leave for Hungary to deliver a comprehensive presentation in the end of January about Qatar’s bit to host either the 2021 or 2023 long course edition of the FINA World Championships .
The country is no stranger to hosting sizable international swimming events, as Doha, Qatar was the recent host of the 2014 World Short Course Championships. Doha has also been a consistent stop within the FINA World Cup tour, with the city’s Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence complex serving as the physical site of the competition.
Qatar’s hosting of the 2014 World Short Course Championships made it three-straight versions of the meet’s being held in that geographical region, after Dubai hosted the 2010 edition and Istanbul, Turkey held the meet in 2012.
Additionally, Qatar hosted the Festival of Aquatics late last year, which included the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, FINA Extraordinary Congress, and the 2nd FINA Gold Swimming Coaches Clinic among other events.