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The Philippines Will Host The 2020 Asian Swimming Championships

The last country to host the event was Japan.
PHOTO: Unsplash/Gentrit Sylejmani

The Asian Swimming Federation (ASF) has awarded the Philippines with the privilege to host the 11th Asian Swimming Championships (ASC) in November 2020. The swimming event is held every four years. The last country that hosted the competition was Japan.

According to Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) chief Vince Dizon, who spoke during a press conference held on December 8, the Philippines was chosen because of the New Clark City's facilities, which is holding some of the sporting events at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. New Clark City was the first sports facility in the country to have received a Class 1 certification. 

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"This is a very important milestone, this event today because it shows that when you have a world-class facility, people from all over the region and all over the world take notice," said Dizon.

Other countries that were considered for the ASC were Thailand and Vietnam.