London wins 2016 Euro Championships

The 2016 European Swimming Championships will be held in London,
the first major competition to be staged at the 2012 Olympic pool
since the games.

British Swimming announced Friday it won the bid.

Swimming, diving and synchronized swimming will take place at
the London Aquatics Centre, which will also host the European
Masters Championships.

CEO of British Swimming David Sparkes says “the competition is
an important stepping stone to enable our elite athletes to compete
at a high-quality competition early in 2016 before they travel out
to the Olympic Games.”

More than 5,000 total competitors are expected at both
events.

London Mayor Boris Johnson says the news is “a glowing testimony
for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s status as a world-beating
destination for elite sport.”