The tournament will take place in Australia at the end of December. Initially, the World Short Course Swimming Championship was supposed to be held in Kazan, but in March FINA took it away from Russia.
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The 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships will take place in Melbourne. This is announced on the website of the International Swimming Federation (FINA).
The competitions will take place from 13 to 18 December.
Initially, the tournament would take place in Kazan from 17 to 22 December. On March 23, FINA withdrew these competitions from Russia.
The Swimming Federation has set the conditions for waiving the claim for the cancellation of the World Cup in Kazan.
“FINA is pleased that Australia will host the World Short Course Championship for the first time. Australia has a great sailing tradition and we look forward to returning to Melbourne. I am convinced that this will be another very successful FINA event that will provide the best short course swimmers in the world with the conditions under which they can perform their best. “We are extremely grateful that they agreed to organize this prestigious tournament,” said FINA President Hussein Al Musallam.
FINA on March 23 banned the Russians from coming to the World Cup in Budapest. The All-Russian Swimming Federation in response notified FINA of the withdrawal of Russian athletes from all tournaments under the auspices of the international swimming federation by the end of the year.