In January 2016, it was decided at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Bureau meeting that the 2021 FINA World Championships would be held in Fukuoka. This will be the second time in 22 years the city will play host to the event since the 2001 World Championships, which was the first ever Championships to be staged in Asia. In December 2023, FINA changed its name to World Aquatics.
The World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023 utilises the compact urban structure of Fukuoka and strives to maximise the value of the event through the city's unique layout. It will save time on travel for athletes to liven up the event, and efficiently run the competition by utilising special temporary pools, aggregate venues and market streets.
Moreover, the event aims to create an innovative and easy-to-follow tournament by working with local technology companies to use the latest technology.
World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023
Main Organiser: International Swimming Federation (World Aquatics)
Organisers: Japan Swimming Federation, Fukuoka City, Organising Committee of the World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023
July 14（Fri）- July 30 (Sun) , 2023 for 17 days
Number of Prospective Participants
Approximately 2,400 people from 190 countries/regions
Number of Prospective Visitors
Approximately 400,000~500,000 people
A total of 75 events across six disciplines:
Swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water swimming
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Master Plan of the Championships
This master plan provides a framework to facilitate the preparations for the event steadily during the period prior to the Championships. In addition to the Championships' concept "WATER MEETS THE FUTURE" and characteristics, it also describes the outline of the event and specifies necessary preparations.
Please see below for details.