2017 was the year of sport in Hungary
Moreover, not without results! Among the five most important world sporting events is the Aquatic World Championships, which were held in Hungary in 2017. According to the FINA executive committee, it was the best FINA World Championships of all times.
How did the FINA event go? Many people who watched it live or on TV are still talking about it to this day. The high divers jumped from a platform built out on the River Danube with the beautiful building of the Parliament in the background. The water polo competition was held at the Hajós Alfréd Swimming complex on Margaret Island, and the synchronised swimming was held in a pool erected in Városliget (the City Park) next to the yearround attraction of Vajdahunyad Castle, so millions of people watching the competitions were able to admire some of Budapest's iconic tourist attractions.
2017 was the year of sport in Hungary. This is where the 14th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival, the Judo World Championships and the Motorboat World Championships were organised, with the same exceptional success.
For more than 30 years, the ‘Formula 1 Motor Racing Hungarian Grand Prix' at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, near Budapest, has been a traditional part of summer and popular with fans who often combine the event with a longer trip to Budapest.
The Duna Arena, which was the main venue of the 2017 FINA World Championships, is the latest attraction in Budapest. It has two Olympic swimming pools in a modern, world standard swimming and aquatic sport complex capable of accommodating more than 12,000 spectators. Duna Arena is open to visitors in between competitions.