Local News

World Swimming Championships Postponement Cost 4.5 Billion

World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka 2023 and World Aquatics Masters Championships Kyushu 2023, which were postponed to this summer, will require an additional 4.5 billion yen in expenses, bringing the total budget to 22.5 billion yen. The World Swimming Championships was scheduled for last May, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to July this year, and the World Masters Championships will be in August. The main reasons for this are the cost of re-equipping the venues for the games and extending the lease period for various materials. The budget for the Games will be more than double the amount estimated six years ago, after the decision was made to bid for the Games. According to Fukuoka City, the city will receive subsidies from the Sports Agency and sponsorships from corporations, so the city’s share of the budget is expected to be about half of the total budget for the Games. During the Games, a total of 400,000 to 500,000 people are expected to visit the venues in Fukuoka City, and the economic ripple effect in the city is estimated to be about 54 billion yen. Source: World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka 2023 / NHK

World Swimming Championships Postponement Cost 4.5 BillionPhoto by official facebook

Get Fukuoka & Kyushu area news and events in English regularly. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter. Opt out at any time and privacy is protected. Get the “Now”

Disclaimer: These summaries are from publicly posted contents. Errors might occur during translation. Images are sourced independently for illustrative purposes and credited appropriately. Use this form to send feedback or ask for edits.

Fukuoka City
Published: Jan 24, 2023 / Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023

Comments are closed.