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Glasgow awarded European Short Course Swimming Championships

The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), the governing body of aquatics in Europe, has awarded the Scottish city of Glasgow hosting rights for the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships.

The decision was announced following a meeting of the LEN Bureau in Gothenburg, Sweden, during which a number of other hosting rights were allocated.

Glasgow will stage back-to-back major continental events after hosting the diving, synchronised swimming and open-water portions of the 2018 European Championships.

Scotland has never hosted the European Short Course Championships before, with the last UK host being Sheffield in 1998.

Other events to be awarded by the LEN Bureau include this year’s European Women’s Champions League Final Four in Kirshi, Russia, and women’s LEN Trophy in Budapest, Hungary, taking place next month.

Next year, the European Junior Open Water Championships will take place in Malta, the U19 Men’s European Water Polo Championships will be staged in Minsk, Belarus and the U19 Women’s European Water Polo Championships will be hosted in Madeira, Portugal.

In 2019, the European Junior Open Water Championships and U19 Women’s European Water Polo Championships will take place in Volos, Greece, while the U19 Men’s European Water Polo Championships will be staged in Tbilsi, Georgia.

Meanwhile the 2018 and 2020 European Men’s Champions League Final Six will be staged in Genova, Italy, and the 2019 and 2021 European Men’s Champions League Final Six will take place in Hanover, Germany.