Participants of the World Broadcaster Meeting of the 2017 FINA World Championships visited three future venues on Thursday. First they went to the Városliget, where the synchronised swimming events will be held, they got acquainted with the broadcasting possibilities, and then they did the same in the Hajós Alfréd Pool, the „Mecca of Hungarian aquatics”, where the best water polo teams of the world will play their matches next summer. Finally they went to the Batthány Square, the future scene of the high diving which will debut in Hungary in the World Champs. A 33-metre high steel tower will be built there for the competitions.
FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu and television and marketing director Peter Hall also came to Budapest for the meeting, where they and Tamás Gyárfás, co-president of the Organising Committee met the representatives of the world’s leading television companies.
The visit secured a chance for coworkers of Bp2017 Media to know the opinion
of the television experts about Budapest, the venues and the organisation.
“The chosen venues are wonderful. I have been to some worldwide sport events, but I am really looking forward to the next FINA Aquatics World Championships. As a broadcaster, we expect one of the most spectacular sport event thanks to the sights.“
“Budapest is an amazing city, I was very excited that finally I could come here. The buildings, the visualisations were just fantastic. Whether it is swimming or diving, as far as we have seen the plans, the world championships will be remarkable.”
“The Olympic pool was bigger than the Dagaly Swimming Arena and also busier. As the construction works are ongoing, the organisers have all the chances to reach the highest level in everything, even higher that Rio has reached.”
“The venues are astonishing, our hosts are very prepared and helpful. We are completely satisfied with all we saw and also with the information we got. We are very sure, that the cooperation will be working next year as well.”