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Denmark to Host Euro S/C 2013

Sep 30, 2012

The 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships will be staged in Herning, west of Aarhus in Denmark. The Danish city won the race toy be the host of LEN's winter showcase in a  bid battle with an Israeli candidate.

“Denmark loves swimming “ Denmark is swimming! Today it was a tremendous pleasure to stand in front of the Bureau and say: We have built the strong foundation, we have made sure that swimming on all levels in Denmark is now well organised and therefore we are ready, and eager, to take the next step forward: hosting of the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2013,” said Pia Holmen, Director of Danish Swimming Federation.

“In Denmark we have a clear and ambitious event strategy and a huge experience in organising major international sporting events including the prestigious IOC Session & Olympic Congress in 2009 and the very successful UCI World Road Cycling Championships 2011. We now look forward to contributing to the 2013 LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships,” says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.

The swim event will be staged in the Jyske Bank Boxen, known to Dames as “The Box” national sports arena. 

"It is a fantastic arena and the first of its kind in Denmark. It is designed for a wide variety of events and contains all the facilities necessary to host the European Short Course Swimming Championships and we will make sure that this event takes the championships to the next level,” said Jørgen Krogh, of the City of Herning.

Europe is to host its winter showcase every two years in uneven years after many years of staging the event each December, the decision to switch taken after FINA decided to give its World s/c championships a permanent December slot once every two years in even years.