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09 Sep 2019
World Para Swimming championships kick off in London

The world’s best para-swimmers are descending to the London Aquatics Centre this week, to mark the start of the London 2019 World Para Swimming championships.

Taking place less than a year before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, the competition has been described as a "huge event" for para-swimming which, alongside athletics, is one of the big two sports at the Games.

Great Britain has named a team of 24 athletes for the event, which in total will see 650 athletes from 80 countries compete for medals at the largest World Para Swimming Championships in history.

London was only announced as competition hosts in April, after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decided to strip original host Malaysia of its rights for refusing to let athletes from Israel compete.

This year's competition – which runs from 9 to 15 September – will be the ninth edition of the World Para Swimming Championships and marks the second time the event has been staged in Great Britain following the 2015 edition in Glasgow.

The London Aquatics Centre was designed by Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and cost £251m. It had a capacity of 17,500 spectators during the event but following the Games the venue was reduced to 2,500 permanent seats, expandable to 3,500.

"The London Aquatics Centre brings back many fantastic memories of the 2012 Paralympic Games and I am sure athletes will be greatly excited to return to such an iconic venue," said IPC President Andrew Parsons.


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17 Nov 2019
IAAPA 2019: 40,0000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo
More than 40,000 people from over 100 countries are descending on Orlando, Florida, ahead of the largest visitor attractions show of the year – the IAAPA Expo.
14 Nov 2019
Green Spa Network announces 2020 Summit
Trade association, Green Spa Network (GSN), has announced its upcoming Self-care and Personal Sustainability Summit, which will take place from 1-3 December 2020, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts, US.
12 Nov 2019
Munich to host 2022 European Championships
German city Munich will host the 2022 European Championships following unanimous approval of its bid by the participating European sports federations.
07 Nov 2019
OMA's Kube pins a mixed-use public space outside K11 Musea
A mixed-use public space comprising a golden cube-shaped kiosk and a giant floating balloon, designed by David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas of OMA, has been unveiled outside Hong Kong's recently opened K11 Musea.
31 Oct 2019
SODA's hi-tech rotating theatre recalls the past in its aesthetic
The Studio of Design and Architecture (SODA) has created a new theatre with a revolving auditorium, a quickly adaptable configuration for a diverse range of events and a striking glass, brickwork and Art Deco aesthetic.
31 Oct 2019
Project to build major indoor arena next to Manchester City stadium takes a step closer
City Football Group (CFG), the owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City, has moved closer to building a major indoor entertainment venue adjacent to its existing Etihad Stadium in east Manchester.
31 Oct 2019
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health
The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos.
30 Oct 2019
HKS Architects wrap adaptable arena in Art Deco and Moderne exterior
The newly opened Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, has been designed by HKS Architects to not only be very adaptable depending on what events it is hosting but to pay homage to a neighbouring entertainment, sports and livestock complex.
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