2021 European Championships in May to Run Without Spectators

As we’ve seen with many large and/or international meets on the tail-end of this pandemic, the upcoming European Championships will be held without spectators. The Hungarian Swimming Association made a joint statement with the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) announcing the decision earlier this week.

“We herewith inform you that the 35th LEN Aquatics Championships to be held between 10-23rd May will be organized in a so called “bubble” system, therefore only athletes, team delegates, organizers and volunteers will be allowed to enter the sport venues,” reads the statement.

“The local Organizing Committee did its utmost to come up with potential scenarios to let spectators enter (even if limited number), but the prevailing health measures do not make this possible under the current pandemic environment.”

While regional and even national swimming events in some countries have been able to go on with at least a limited crowd, the Euro Champs bring in fans from scores of different countries across Europe, which is much more difficult to manage safely. Meets have been altered and pool capacity lowered for the past year; the ISL was able to run its second season only by way of a months-long bubble, while the upcoming Tokyo Olympics have already banned foreign spectators in-person.

The 2021 European Championships will begin on May 10th in Budapest, Hungary, kicking off the Olympic summer with the first major international championship. View the entire schedule here.

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CRD
2 months ago

What are the dates for the swimming part of the championships?

Brownish
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2 months ago
FST
Reply to  CRD
2 months ago

17-23 May

Admin
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2 months ago
CRD
Reply to  CRD
2 months ago

Thanks everyone!

Coach Rob
2 months ago

The democrats strike again 🙄 they don’t let us have any fun!

ACC
Reply to  Coach Rob
2 months ago

Those dang European Democrats! European Republicans are worse though, always cutting of monarch’s heads and starting revolutions.

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  Coach Rob
2 months ago

Those Dems have so much power over European swimming

Admin
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
2 months ago

Coach Rob is a troll account.

You took the bait.

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

I’m fully aware

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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