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Oh, yeah! Barcelona 2013 :D :D :D

It's a pity these championships will not be qualifiers for Rio 2016, but it's really good for Spain to host them.

BTW, I think South Africa hadn't bid for the championships, Spain had bid but with Madrid, so FINA has chosen the city they have wanted.

Maglione said choosing Barcelona was in part meant to pay homage to former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born in Barcelona and died there five months ago at age 89.

Oh! How beautiful!! Now say that to the IOC an award Madrid the Olympics in the year when JAS would have been 100 :rolleyes: Even the opening ceremony could be the Friday of his 100th birthday...

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What about it? Has South Africa been bidding?

Once again, has Africa been bidding? If not, SHUT UP! Or answer your own question.

What about Africa?

According the "Real Federacion Espanola de Natacion" web page, the other candidates were: Hamburg, Moscow, Sydney and Seoul

Barcelona, Hamburgo, Moscú, Sydney y Seúl integraban la lista de ciudades candidatas para sustituir como sede del Mundial de natación de 2013 a Dubai, que se retiró de la puja alegando dificultades económicas derivadas de la crisis, revelaron dirigentes de la FINA, pero Barcelona ha sido la que ha salido finalmente designada por unanimidad.

http://www.rfen.es/publicacion/noticias.asp?n=5026

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Apparently, they will choose the same venues in 2013 as they did for the WCH in 2003:

Los Campeonatos del Mundo, además de la natación, también incluyen otras cuatro disciplinas que se disputarán en las mismas instalaciones que hace siete años: los saltos, en la Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc; la sincronizada, en la Bernat Picornell; el waterpolo, en la piscina del Club Natació Barcelona, y las aguas abiertas en el puerto.

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cataluna/Barcelona/sede/mundial/natacion/2013/elpepiespcat/20100928elpcat_1/Tes

And that includes also the Palau Sant Jordi where they installed a temporary swimming pool in 2003:

Diez años después, en el 2013, el Palau Sant Jordi volverá a engalanarse con una piscina olímpica de 50 metros de quita y pon y acogerá de nuevo a los mejores especialistas de natación, saltos, sincronizada, waterpolo y aguas abiertas, como ya hizo hace siete años.

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/deportes/20100928/barcelona-repetira-mundiales-natacion-ano-2013/502697.shtml

It's great that the FINA World Championships return to Barcelona. The city hosted great WCH in 2003, in part due to using that stunning backdrop for the diving competitions (which was also used for the Olympic Games in 1992):

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But at the same time, it's funny that Hamburg (according to German media reports) pulled out of the competition for the 2013 WCH due to the current financial problems of the city -- while Spain, which was hit harder by the financial crisis than Germany, gladly bid and won.

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Apparently, they will choose the same venues in 2013 as they did for the WCH in 2003:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cataluna/Barcelona/sede/mundial/natacion/2013/elpepiespcat/20100928elpcat_1/Tes

And that includes also the Palau Sant Jordi where they installed a temporary swimming pool in 2003:

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/deportes/20100928/barcelona-repetira-mundiales-natacion-ano-2013/502697.shtml

It's great that the FINA World Championships return to Barcelona. The city hosted great WCH in 2003, in part due to using that stunning backdrop for the diving competitions (which was also used for the Olympic Games in 1992):

article-1169486-00279DA300000258-329_468x273.jpg

But at the same time, it's funny that Hamburg (according to German media reports) pulled out of the competition for the 2013 WCH due to the current financial problems of the city -- while Spain, which was hit harder by the financial crisis than Germany, gladly bid and won.

Well Spain hasn't had to provide liquidity to less-solvent members of the EU like Germany has.

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Well Spain hasn't had to provide liquidity to less-solvent members of the EU like Germany has.

First of all (since you seem to allege that): Spain hasn't been provided liquidity by more-solvent EU states yet.

Secondly: Even if it had, that wouldn't mean that it's suddenly rich while the "donor countries" are suddenly poor.

Thirdly: The City of Hamburg already had severe financial problems before Germany helped the less-solvent Greece (so far the only EU country that got help from the other EU countries due to the financial crisis).

If a certain World Championship returns to the same city whose last time was 10 years before its next hosting, it's gonna get boring.

Not if the host city did an exceptionally good job the last time. Budapest, for example, hosted this year's European Swimming Championships -- just four years after it had the same honour. And frankly, it didn't bother me. Budapest was a good host in 2006, and it was a good host in 2010 as well.

Besides, this was a case of emergency and Barcelona obviously had the best bid of all cities which wanted to fill in.

That doesn't mean that Barcelona will now be a FINA World Championships host every ten years.

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Barcelona to receive economic boost from hosting 2013 FINA World Championships

Barcelona should reap the economic rewards of hosting the FINA World Aquatics Championships next year, according to Mercè Vallès, the communications director of the competition's Organising Committee.

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Vallès added that she also expects more than 80,000 bookings for hotels in Barcelona during the event, which is due to run from July 19 to August 4.

"Hosting an event of this magnitude almost always comes with economic benefits for the city," she said.

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And next year's event will be useful not just for Barcelona to showcase its hosting skills, but also for Spain, which is hoping to win the right to bring the Olympics and Paralympics to Madrid for the first time in 2020.

Madrid is battling with Tokyo and Istanbul for the right to host the 2020 Games, with the decision set to be made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) a month after the World Aquatics Championships.

Barcelona 2013 will be using the same four venues that staged the 2003 FINA event and the swimming at the 1992 Olympics and Paralympics, situated within the city's Olympic ring.

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A total of 2,500 athletes from 180 countries are expected to participate in the event next year.

http://www.insidethe...d-championships

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An awareness campaign for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships has begun in Barcelona.

Promotional materials have been put up across the city, including in Montjuic Park near to where the event will take place, as part of an initiative which will last until September 30.

The Barcelona 2013 logo has also appeared on the Montjuic mountain and 400 banners and posters have been distributed across the city centre to promote next year's event which runs from July 19 to August 4.

The official mascot of the event Xop , which depicts a drop of water resembling a fish, and images of synchronised swimming appear on the posters

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full article

http://www.insidethe...s-championships

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Barcelona 2013 reaches milestone of 5,000 volunteer registrations

April 02, 2013
More than 5,000 people that seek to become a volunteer at Barcelona 2013 have already signed up for the 15th FINA World Championships. The unexpected milestone was reached only a little over six months after the volunteer recruitment campaign has kicked off last year. It is the biggest number of volunteers signing up for a major sporting event held in Barcelona since the memorable 1992 Olympic Games
The final number of volunteers to take part in the 15thFINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 (19 July to 4 August) will be slightly less than 5,000. Within the next couple of weeks, the second training session will take place in the Catalan capital, briefing the future volunteers about their roles in the different areas of the BCN 2013 Organizing Committee. The training sessions will be followed by personal interviews with volunteer coordinators to come up with the final team.
Members of the Barcelona 2013 Organizing Committee consider the work of volunteers indispensable to guarantee the success of an event of this magnitude. During the World Championships, which will be held at four competition venues, over 14,000 accredited people will have to be attended at different locations (airport, hotels, village, MPC and IBC, etc.).
The different areas of the BCN Organizing Committee to be covered by volunteers are accreditations, transport, competition, media, marketing, protocol, ceremonies, technology, volunteers and medical services.
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In don't know if this is relevant, but Central American countries will send a maximun of 4 athletes per gender. The final list of qualified athletes will be published on May.

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In don't know if this is relevant, but Central American countries will send a maximun of 4 athletes per gender. The final list of qualified athletes will be published on May.

All countries that dont have an athlete meeting minimum standards are allowed to send up to 4 athletes.

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CAN.gifCanadian Swim team for 2013 World Championships CAN.gif

33 Swimmers, same as in Shanghai 2011 (16 men 17 women) (could potentially be 34 if swimmer Ashton Baumann beats Richard Funk in a swim off in the 200 BK)

Men (Athlete, event, qualification time)

Aly Abdel-Khalik, 4x200 relay

Hassaan Abdel-Khalik, 4x200 relay; 4x100 relay

Coleman Allen, Vancouver, 100 FL, 53.57

Will Brothers, 1500 FR, 15:02.48

Zack Chetrat, 200 FL, 1:58.01

Ryan Cochrane, Victoria, 400 FR, 3:47.08; 1500 FR, 14:59.73

Charles Francis, 100 BK, 55.34

Andrew Ford, 200 IM, 2:00.03

Richard Funk, Edmonton, 100 BR, 1:00.87; 200 BR, 2:14.84

Joel Greenshields, 100 FR, 50.36, 4x100 relay

Tommy Gossland, Vancouver, 4x100 relay

Chris Manning, 50 FR, 22.71

Alec Page, 4x200 relay; 400 IM, 4:18.06

Luke Peddie, Vancouver, 4x100 relay

Blake Worsley, 200 FR, 1:48.80, 4x200 relay

Russell Wood, Calgary, 200 BK, 2:01.01

Women (Athlete, event, qualification time)

Hilary Caldwell, 200 BK, 2:09.31

Samantha Cheverton, 4x200 relay,4x100 relay

Barbara Jardin, 200 FR, 1:58.25

Savannah King, 200 FR, 2:00.34; 400 FR, 4:20.24; 800 FR 8:33:49, 4x200 relay

Alexa Komarnycky, 400 IM, 4:41.65; 800 FR 8:34:17; 200 IM, 2:14.28

Audrey Lacroix, 200 FL, 2:07.89

Brittany MacLean, 4x200 relay

Sandrine Mainville, 4x100 relay

Martha McCabe, 200 BR, 2:27.35

Victoria Poon, 50 FR, 25.24; 100 FR, 55.31, 4x100 relay

Sinead Russell, 100 BK 1:00.12

Katerine Savard, 200 FL, 2:08.34; 100 FL, 58.06

Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, 200 IM, 2:13.29, 400 IM, 4:42.71

Kristina Steins, 100 BK, 1:00.85

Noemie Thomas, 100 FL, 58.31

Tera Van Beilen, 100 BR, 1:08.15; 200 BR, 2:25.84

Chantel Vanlandeghem, 50 FR, 25.19, 4x100 relay

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The countdown begins: 100 days to go until Barcelona 2013

April 10, 2013


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Today, 10 April, it will mark exactly 100 days before the start of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013. Celebrating the centennial number, which stands for the start of the final countdown, the major sporting event is just around the corner. Event organizers want to invite everybody involved in the World Championships to kick-starting the big aquatic event


The Barcelona 2013 Local Organizing Committee informs that, starting today, there are only 100 days to go until the start of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 (19 July to 4 August). To celebrate this big occasion, a huge number 100 was formed with the help of hundreds of volunteers at the Plaza Carles Buïgas. The spectacle was recorded.


With only 100 days to go until Barcelona 2013, the organization of the project is going smoothly and all deadlines are being met. Next week, coinciding with an official visit of the members of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to the Catalan capital, the last important steps on the road to the World Championships will be discussed.


Barcelona 2013 is on track to becoming the greatest FINA World Championships in history.


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Barcelona 2013 is on track to becoming the greatest FINA World Championships in history.

Pretty presumptuous to make such a statement as an organiser, isn't it? A bit more humility wouldn't hurt the (possible) success of the World Championships at all.

But okay, who gets such super hot hunks as models for their commercials, probably has his head up in the clouds quite fast... ;)

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Barcelona 2013 to promote World Championships at tennis tournament Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

April 11, 2013
Members of the Barcelona 2013 Organizing Committee are set to promote the World Championships at a classic event in the Catalan capital, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, 61º Trofeo Conde de Godó. As every year, Spain’s historic tennis tournament will feature top national stars like Rafael Nadal and some of the world’s best international players. Barcelona 2013 will be present at the VIP Village and the Fan Boulevard of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona from 22 to 28 April
Barcelona 2013 organizers will present the 15th FINA World Championships (19 July to 4 August) at another international sporting event in the Catalan capital, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, commonly known as Trofeo Conde de Godó. The historic tennis tournament will celebrate its 61st edition, featuring the world’s best clay-court specialists at the prestigious Real Club Tenis Barcelona. The blue color of Barcelona 2013 will meet the red clay from 22 to 28 April, with less than 100 days to go until the World Championships.
During the tennis tournament, an ATP World Tour 500 event, Barcelona 2013 organizers will be present at the Fan Boulevard, which is avibrant interactive entertainment precinct designed to provide visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in different activities, selling the official merchandising material of the World Championships and informing the visitors about the major upcoming event. BCN 2013 mascot Xop will ensure a great atmosphere.
Also, the Barcelona 2013 World Championships will have a stand at the famous VIP Village, located behind the north stand of the center court. The World Championships will be presented at the stand of the Barcelona City Council, which is one of the members of the Barcelona 2013 Organizing Committee. On Saturday, 27 April, coinciding with the semi-finals of the tennis tournament, some Spanish top swimmers will attend the stand.
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