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Dubai to host 2013 world aquatics championships

Dubai has beat Hamburg and Moscow to host international swimming games.

Dubai to host 2013 world aquatics championships
SWIM EVENT: The world aquatics championships feature diving and water polo. (Getty Images)

Dubai will host the 2013 world aquatics championships, International Swimming Federation (FINA) president Mustapha Larfaoui said on Saturday.

The city in the UAE beat off competition from Hamburg and Moscow. Larfaoui made the announcement at a news conference in Rome, where the 2009 championships are taking place.

The championships feature swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and diving. The 2011 edition will take place in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

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Jebel Ali Baba 11 years ago

Great!!! That means, we finally get some first class indoor swimming facilities. I am waiting for this a long long time.