Budapest to host next congress next September
Hungary to delegate members to all LEN committees
“Hungary’s level of prestige and influence within the LEN has never been as significant as it is in the current period,” the MUSZ quoted Tunde Szabo, the state secretary for sports, as saying after a meeting of the LEN Bureau.
LEN’s technical swimming committee will include coach Ferenc Kovacshegyi, while three-time Olympic gold medallist Tamas Molnar will be representing Hungary on the technical water polo committee. Hungary will delegate retired diver Ildiko Kelemen to the technical diving committee and referee Judit Vizi to the technical artistic swimming committee, while referee and former athlete Rita Lazar will sit on the technical open water swimming committee.
Other Hungarian delegates include Jozsef Furstner, who will continue to serve on the medical committee, as well as two-time Olympic gold medallist water polo player Norbert Madaras, who will be a member of the marketing commission, the MUSZ said.
Szabo said the decision to approve all of Hungary’s candidates to the various committees and commissions was a testament to the efforts of Hungarian sports diplomacy as well as the success of the sporting events hosted by the country in recent years.
It was also confirmed at the meeting that Budapest will host the next LEN congress in late September 2021.