Berlin joins bidding for 2005 swim championships

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28 January 2005 , KASSEL - Berlin are bidding to host the swim world championships in July, the secretary general of the German swim federation (DSV), Juergen Fornoff, said on Friday. Fornoff said the DSV had sent the mandatory "letter of intent" to the ruling body FINA just ahead of the deadline on midnight on Friday. Moscow and Athens are the other known bidders for the worlds, which had been due to take place in Montreal, but which were called off there by the FINA because the Canadians could not meet t

28 January 2005

KASSEL - Berlin are bidding to host the swim world championships in July, the secretary general of the German swim federation (DSV), Juergen Fornoff, said on Friday.

Fornoff said the DSV had sent the mandatory "letter of intent" to the ruling body FINA just ahead of the deadline on midnight on Friday.

Moscow and Athens are the other known bidders for the worlds, which had been due to take place in Montreal, but which were called off there by the FINA because the Canadians could not meet the required budget.

The championships are set to take place 17-31 July.

If Berlin gets to host the swim worlds for the second time following 1978, it would mark the third major sports event there in the near future.

Berlin will stage six matches, including the final, at the 2006 football World Cup in Germany. The German capital also hosts the 2009 world athletics championships.

DPA

Subject: German news

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