JTA's client, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), celebrated the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan – the capital and largest city of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan – with an unforgettable Opening Ceremony on 24 July 2015.
For the first time ever, a football pitch, inside Kazan Arena, was transformed into a swimming pool for the FINA World Championships. A record 189 countries took part in the Championships.
JTA and FINA arranged high-profile media interviews with FINA President Julio Maglione, Executive Director Cornel Marculescu and officials from the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee and also introduced the Olympic writers to some Russian culture. Places visited included the Kazan Kremlin and the spectacular Qolşärif Mosque.