The 2009 World Aquatics Championships or the XIII FINA World Championships are being celebrated in Rome, Italy in 2009 from July 17 to August 2. The 2009 Championships will feature competition in all 5 aquatics disciplines: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.
Rome won the right to stage the event on July 16, 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Rome defeated rival bids from Athens (Greece), Moscow (Russia) and Yokohama (Japan).
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