Swimming's governing body FINA hopes to have a new host chosen for the 2017 world championships "in two to three weeks" after the Mexican city of Guadalajara withdrew unexpectedly.
FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu tells The Associated Press that "various" cities — without naming them — have offered to organize the competition.
Marculescu adds, "I'm looking around and probably in two to three weeks we will have a new organizer."
He says that due to time constraints there will not be a bidding process so once the proposals are formalized, FINA's 24-person executive committee will vote on the host.
Guadalajara cited budget shortfalls connected with the recent drop in oil prices.
Marculescu said preparations are "super OK" for this year's worlds in Kazan, Russia, July 24 to Aug. 9.