FINA set to hold international events at Egyptian pyramids from 2023

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FINA and the Egyptian Swimming Federation have reached an agreement that will see the Egyptian Pyramids host a trio of international aquatic events from 2023 to 2026. See the full press release below:

Courtesy of FINA

January 17, 2022; Cairo, Egypt) – FINA is pleased to announce an agreement with the Egyptian Swimming Federation that will see Egypt host a series of international aquatic events at the iconic ancient pyramids of Giza between 2023 and 2026.

Following the agreement signed between FINA President Captain Husain Al-Musallam, Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Dr Ashraf Sobhy and Egyptian Swimming Federation President Yasser Idris, Egypt – home to the Pyramids of Giza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 – will host the world’s best high-level divers, divers and artistic swimmers for the following events:

  • FINA High Diving World Cup – 2023-2024
  • FINA Diving Grand Prix – 2023-2026
  • FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2023

“Today is another incredibly exciting milestone for FINA. We are delighted to have signed this agreement which will see world-class athletes compete at the incredible site of the ancient pyramids of Giza. This historic venue will see images and breathtaking video footage shared on social media sites and broadcast on TV screens around the world,” said FINA President Captain Husain Al-Musallam.

The FINA High Performance Diving World Cup will see the world’s best high performance divers compete in two events on the programme; the men’s 27m competition and the women’s 20m competition. Meanwhile, the FINA Diving Grand Prix will see the world’s best divers compete on the 3m springboard and 10m platform, in the individual and synchronized events. Additionally, the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series will see artistic swimmers compete in Solo, Duet, Mixed Duet, Team, Free Combination and Highlights Routine.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the best of Egyptian heritage with world-class aquatic athletes from 2023. We hope Egypt’s wonders of the ancient world will inspire athletes to some of their greatest performances. and encourage more young people to become the aquatic stars of their generation,” said Egyptian Swimming Federation President Yasser Idris.

Exact dates and further details will be announced shortly.

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