Budapest is a new force among Host Cities. Among the TOP 3 European Sport Capitals (Global Sport Cities Index, GSI 2018) host of a hugely successful FINA Aquatics World Championship and the World Judo Championship in 2017 and European Capital of Sport for 2019, Budapest has taken its place on the stage among the world’s greats.


Because we are a city that has a unique passion for sport. Half a million spectators packed the venues at the FINA World Championship in 2017 and a further 400,000 Hungarians flocked to the Fan Zones to take part in the spectacle. We are a people with sport in our DNA. Why? Because we are a tried, trusted and tested host. With events only from last year as diverse as UWW Wrestling World Championships, Formula 1, EHF Champions League Final4, FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final and Swimming World Cup and the Modern Pentathlon World Cup, Budapest has the creativity and capability to stage world-class eye-catching events.


Because we have a great sporting future ahead. We have magnificent venues such as the new Duna Arena Aquatics Centre built in a record time, or the new Puskás National Stadium that will host 4 games during the Euro 2020. And we are pressing on with the development of Budapest’s city infrastructure as we create a modern and interconnected city at the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning natural urban environments. Just this year Budapest will welcome five world championships and the inaugural World Urban Games.

Our ambitions do not rest here. We will bring the IAAF World Championships to Budapest in 2023, to be hosted in our brand-new athletics venue, planned for excellence and performance. And we look forward to welcoming you too, as a visitor or fan.


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