- The Perth FINA World Championships were the 6th. In total 1142 athletes competed from 60 different countries.
- Open water swimming was included in the FINA World Championships for the first time in Perth.
The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.