Budapest to host European water polo championships in 2014

Budapest, May 13 (MTI) – The European Swimming Federation (LEN) on Friday granted Budapest the right to host the 2014 women’s and men’s European water polo championships.

The LEN Bureau, meeting in Reykjavik, decided in favour of Budapest, over its main rival Istanbul, in a secret ballot.

Eleven members voted for Budapest and three for Istanbul, with two abstentions, Tamas Gyarfas, the Hungarian deputy president of LEN, said.

The Hungarian capital will host the European men’s water polo championships for the fourth time, and the women’s tournament for the second time.