An article published yesterday by Total Waterpolo discussed the uncertainty about the upcoming European Championship in Israel, scheduled for January 3 – 16.
Other media also opened the topics of what could happen with the 2024 European Championships. Until today, there was no official information about the next European Aquatics’ (formerly LEN) moves in finding alternative solutions.
Today, European Aquatics released its first official statement regarding its necessary activities due to the conflict in Israel. The Federation has not yet made a final decision about the Championship.
European Aquatics’ statement:
“In light of the current situation in Israel, European Aquatics is in active discussions with the Local Organising Committee of the European Water Polo Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Netanya from 3 January to 16 January 2024. Our thoughts and support go to the victims and all those whose lives have been affected by acts of violence.
Both organisations will continue to closely monitor the situation (and its potential impact) and explore all options before making decisions on the hosting of the competition. Providing safe conditions for participating teams, officials and spectators will be our top priority.
European Aquatics and the Israeli Water Polo Association will remain in contact with all teams involved and will provide an update on the situation as soon as possible once a course of action is agreed with all stakeholders.
In the meantime, please address any further inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (for participating Federations and teams), and email@example.com(for media).”