In the period between July 14th and July 30th the FINA World Championships will be arranged in Budapest, Hungary. Do you want to watch the World Aquatics Championships online? This is how it is done!
The FINA World Championships is one of the biggest and most important sports events in 2017. Since there are no big football tournaments or Olympics arranged, this is one of the biggest of the events actually arranged. Hungary, the nation hosting the championships, is a nation known for its swimmers, and the biggest of them at all the moment is the Iron Woman, better known as Katinka Hosszu. She won three gold medals during the Rio Olympics in 2016. The home audience expect her to do even better during the World Championships. Is that possible?
Hungary has several other swimmers competing as well, for example Laszlo Cseh and Tamas Kenderesi, both capable of winning gold medals during the tournament. But, with the fantastic swimmers arriving from the United States, South Africa, Sweden and other nations, it will not be easy for the Hungarians to win. Would you like to watch the FINA World Championships online?
Watch the Swimming World Championships online!
Little to no information has been given about which TV stations will actually broadcast this event across the world. We will therefore only be able to actually update this article once the championships start and we discover it for ourselves. What we do know is the following:
You can stream the event on Hungarian TV. The national sports channel M4 will broadcast everything that happen during the championships, and their streams are available free online, if you have a Hungarian IP address. This is how you can watch the event on Hungarian TV.
- First sign up for the VPN services of the provider ExpressVPN.
- Download their VPN client to your computer and connect to a server in Hungary.
- Visit mediaklikk.hu. Press ELO in the upper right corner and choose M4.
- You are now watching live from the event on Hungarian TV.
The event will also be broadcasted by Eurosport on quite a lot of European nations. To stream the FINA World Championship on Eurosportplayer, you need a subscription to Eurosportplayer and an IP address in the nation where you can watch the event. Based on what we know the event will be broadcasted on Eurosportplayer in for example Norway and Sweden, so just use ExpressVPN to connect to a server in any of those nations and visit the Eurosportplayer. You can read more about streaming Eurosportplayer abroad in this article.
We will do our best to update this article even more, but so far the best method by far is to stream the event on Hungarian TV. If you do not like ExpressVPN, they have a 30 day full refund policy of your money.
FINA Swimming World Championship schedule
Would you like to know, what will happen when and where during the FINA World Championship? You can download the full schedule for the entire event from here.
Some of the highlights from the schedule:
- July 14th, 20.00 – The Opening Ceremony in Danube Arena
- July 28th, 20.30 – Water polo final for women
- July 29th, 20.30 – Water polo final for men
- July 23rd – 30th – All sorts of swimming finals
Did you know this about the FINA World Championships in 2017?
The World Championships were not supposed to be arranged in Budapest, Hungary, but in Guadalajara, Mexico. After winning the bid, Mexico however withdrew their request, as they could not afford arranging the event after all. Hungary then took their place, where a brand new arena was built for the event. The new venue, named Danube Arena, was finished in 2017. It has space for 5000 people, but for the swimming World Championships an additional 8000 seats will be added. In the original plans for the venue it would also be used during the Summer Olympics in 2024 (which Budapest wanted to host), but the city has since then withdrawn their bid for the Summer Olympics in 2024.
There will also be arranged some events during the FINA World Championships in 2017 in the Alfred Hajos arena at the Margaret Island in Budapest, and the coolest venue is for sure the beautiful Lake Balaton which will be used during the World Championships as well.
The open water swimming events and the high diving events will be arranged at Lake Balaton, while the Alfred Hajos pool will be used for water polo. The other events will be arranged in the Danube Arena.
The swimming events will take place between July 23rd and July 30th, while diving, synchronized swimming and open water swimming will take place between July 14th and July 22nd. The water polo tournament will run throughout the entire event.
Will Michael Phelps compete in Budapest?
We do not know that for sure. It might be, but no sources are still confirming this. But, if you want to watch the event online, follow the instructions above, and you will be able to watch all the events during the FINA World Championships live online all across the world. That might be especially important, since there are lots of nations in which this event will not be broadcasted. Unfortunately swimming, diving, water polo and such sports have a limited audience, and thus most nations in the world will let this event pass by without mentioning it anywhere. If you live in such a nation, these instructions will help you get access to the entire event online anyway.
If you have questions related to streaming the World Championships 2017 online, write a comment field beneath!