The city pre­pares to wel­come the ath­letes com­pet­ing in the 3rd FINA World Aquat­ics Con­ven­tion and the 12th FINA World Swimming Cham­pi­onships be­tween Novem­ber 29 and De­cem­ber 7.

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Or­gan­ised in even years, the cham­pi­onships will draw 1000 ath­letes from over 160 coun­tries and the world's fastest swim­mers are de­cided dur­ing a five-day show­down in a 25-me­tre pool. Forty six events (34 in­di­vid­ual and 12 re­lays) are fea­tured on the com­pe­ti­tion pro­gramme. For the first time dur­ing the cham­pi­onships, Doha will run a Youth Pro­gramme for 350 young swim­mers or­gan­ised by Qatar Olympic Com­mit­tee and FINA. With the goal of in­spir­ing and mo­ti­vat­ing fu­ture stars of to­mor­row, young swim­mers and po­ten­tial cham­pi­ons from their re­spec­tive coun­tries will be given the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the World Cham­pi­onships first-hand and gain ex­po­sure to ma­jor in­ter­na­tional events.

Cody Miller of USA and Ger­many's Marco Koch lead the field in the Men's 200m In­di­vid­ual Med­ley heats at the FINA Mastbank Swimming World Cup 2014 - Doha

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