One of the main opponents of Kyiv's application was Russian city of Kazan
The Executive Committee of the European swimming league decided to give Ukraine the exclusive right to hold the European Championship in high diving in 2017, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Federation of diving, 112.interantional reports.
'The tournament will be held in 2017 in Kyiv. The venue will be the Palace of Water Sports 'Liko-Arena' - the main base for training Ukrainian divers, built by the National Federation president Igor Lysov. Arena can seat 450 spectators and is fully compliant with the European Federation', - said in a statement.
It is noted that one of the main opponents of Kyiv application was the Russian city of Kazan, who took the World Championship Aquatics 2015. 'Russians offered to the European Federation much bigger budget than Ukraine, but the advantage was given to Kyiv', - underlined in the message.