Cancellation of the LEN European Masters Championships in Budapest
We share with all Aquatic Community the official decision regarding the 2021 European Masters Championships in Budapest.
The Local Organising Committee together with Hungarian authorities were evaluating how to proceed with aforementioned event, which had also been postponed from 2020.
Unfortunately, after careful consideration of all possibilities, due to the current pandemic situation and all foreseen issues linked to a mass-participation event in the scale of the Masters championships, the LOC took the painful decision to cancel the event. As they informed us, the OC, the Hungarian Government and the relevant authorities see it impossible to create and manage a Covid-secure racing environment for several thousand athletes, mostly individuals.
LEN could take only note of this decision and fully understands the reasons behind it.