Abu Dhabi to host 2020 short-course swimming worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates will host the 2020 swimming short-course world championships.

The FINA Bureau made the decision Wednesday in Kazan, Russia, where the long-course worlds open Friday.

The others finalists for the competition in a 25-meter pool were Astana, Kazakhstan; and Lima, Peru.

The 2016 event is scheduled for Windsor, Ontario; and the 2018 meet will be held in Hangzhou, China.

The UAE already hosted the 2010 short-course worlds in Dubai.

FINA president Julio Maglione says, ''We are very happy to return to the UAE. ... I am sure that Abu Dhabi will be also a memorable milestone for the FINA family.''

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