Top authorities welcome FINA Family in Kazan

Kazan 2015

One day before the Opening Ceremony of the 16th FINA World Championships, gathering a new record of over 180 nations in Kazan (RUS), the FINA Family lived an intense day in the capital of Tatarstan and was officially welcomed by the top national and local authorities.

At the start of the FINA Extraordinary Congress that validated the new changes in the FINA Constitution and where delegates from 139 Member Federations demonstrated the unity of Aquatics, the FINA national representatives received the prestigious visit of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov, the Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vitaly Mutko, and by the ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.


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Athletes reach Kazan for FINA World Championships as training sessions officially kick-off

Kazan 2015

Kazan International Airport continues to welcome athletes coming to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan Republic, Russia, for the 16th FINA World Championships which will feature competitions in six different disciplines; swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, high diving, water polo and open water swimming.

Dozens of athletes from all parts of the world arrive every day in the host city of the upcoming mega aquatics event, to take place from July 24 - August 9, 2015.

Kazan will welcome approximately 2,500 athletes coming from 186 nations for this edition of the event. The local organisers and volunteers warmly meet and greet all of them at the airport.

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Venues almost ready in Kazan!

Kazan 2015

With six days to go for the start of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS), the look of the competition venues is very close to the one that will be enjoyed by the thousands of spectators on site and billions of TV viewers around the globe.

On this Saturday July 18, the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione and the FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu paid a visit to the venues and praised the excellence of the facilities put in place for FINA’s major event.


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10 Day countdown to Kazan starts today!

Kazan 2015

With only 10 days to go to the 16th FINA World Championships to be held in Kazan, Russia, FINA is pleased to announce that more than 2,500 athletes from 186 countries (a new record) are expected to take part in one of FINA six disciplines; swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, high diving, water polo and open water swimming.

Kazan football stadium is being temporarily transformed into an aquatics venue - with two Olympic-size swimming pools being built on the pitch.

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Kazan 2015 launches FINA World Championships mobile app

Kazan 2015

The Kazan 2015 Organising Committee released its mobile application for iOS and Android devices especially designed for the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships to take place from July 24-August 9, 2015.

The application will provide instant useful information to the users such as the competition schedule, venues information, public transport routes and nearest stops and non-sport activities to do in the surroundings.

The users will be able to keep up with the results and actions of the day, read the latest news and have a look at the photo and video feeds in one click.

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