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Vladimir Salnikov Claims Russia Was Supplied To Host 2028 European Aquatics Championships

All-Russian Swimming President Vladimir Salnikov made a daring declare in Russian media on Tuesday amid the continued battle in Ukraine.

Salnikov instructed state-owned information company RIA Novosti that European Aquatics has proposed Kazan, Russia because the host of the 2028 European Aquatics Championships, a proposal that goes in opposition to present restrictions and sentiment amid the battle.

Kazan was scheduled to host the 2025 World Aquatics Championships, however the occasion was moved to Singapore final yr as a consequence of Russia being blackballed from each collaborating in and internet hosting worldwide sporting occasions because of the battle.

Kazan was additionally scheduled to host the 2022 Quick Course World Championships earlier than it was moved to Melbourne, Australia.

“European Aquatics has proposed holding the 2028 European Championships in Kazan,” Salnikov instructed RIA Novosti. “For the time being, their proposals are into consideration. I can not but say when precisely the venue for the match will probably be lastly authorized.”

The European Aquatics Championships are held biennially, with the 2022 version being held in Rome and the 2024 model on the horizon, scheduled for June 10-23 in Belgrade, Serbia. The 2026 version will head to Paris, the house of this summer season’s Olympic Video games.

Kazan hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championships and has additionally held World Cup occasions previously, most just lately in 2021.

Kazan is the capital metropolis of the Russian state of Tatarstan. Tatarstan Sports activities Minister Vladimir Leonov had beforehand indicated that Kazan might host the 2029 Worlds rather than the 2025 version.

SwimSwam has reached out to European Aquatics for remark.

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