Swimming: Singapore to host World Junior Championships in 2015 at Sports Hub

The new Singapore Sports Hub under construction at Kallang on July 9, 2013. Singapore will host the World Junior Swimming Championships in 2015, after being awarded the hosting rights by Fina, the sport's international governing body. The biennial ev
The new Singapore Sports Hub under construction at Kallang on July 9, 2013. Singapore will host the World Junior Swimming Championships in 2015, after being awarded the hosting rights by Fina, the sport's international governing body. The biennial event for Under-18 swimmers will take place at the aquatic centre of the Singapore Sports Hub, which will be completed next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Singapore will host the World Junior Swimming Championships in 2015, after being awarded the hosting rights by Fina, the sport's international governing body.

Fina president Julio Maglione made the announcement at a meeting held ahead of the World Championships, which begins today in Barcelona.

The biennial event for Under-18 swimmers will take place at the aquatic centre of the Singapore Sports Hub, which will be completed next year.

Budapest was awarded hosting rights for the 2017 edition of the meet.