Thursday, February 10, 2005

Press Release - World Championships 2005 hosted by Montreal after all

The FINA Bureau held today an Extraordinary Meeting in Frankfurt (Germany) and unanimously decided to reconsider its decision from 19th January 2005 and to confirm the organisation of the 11th FINA World Championships in Montreal, Qu├ębec, Canada, from 17-31 July 2005.

The Bureau, on behalf of all FINA Family, expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the three 2005 bidders which, through their efforts, significantly contribute to consolidate the credibility of the FINA World Championships and to enhance the worldwide image of our Sports.

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Unfortunately, chairman of the organization committee of the World Championships 2005, Yvon DesRochers, committed suicide after FINA decided to cancel the organization of the 11th FINA World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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