Toronto produced a bid for the World Masters Athletics Championships in 2020
at the WMA General Assembly in Perth Australia on October 30th.
The other bid was from Gothenburg Sweden
Each bidder had a booth at the Athlete’s Village at the track, for the week before the Assembly, and were provided a 20 minute time slot for their presentations.
The Presentation team of eight included six UTTC Masters members
(L-R) Kate Cochrane-Brink, Rita Botelho, John Craig (TO2020 CEO), Paul Osland (Executive), Marcus Skeete, Vern Christensen, and Shaggy (Executive). Leslie Estwick was missing from the photo.
Delegates from around the World voted after the presentations.
The ballot by ballot tally was nerve wracking!
Toronto won the vote 68 to 57
Besides the six UTTC Masters on the Bid Presentation Team,
the TO2020 Local Organizing Committee
includes four UTTC Masters – Damien Dupuy, Ian Reid, Simon Rayner, and Mike Sherar
Varsity Centre will be the hub of activity during the Championships;
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Registration and Athlete’s Village
One of the main Track and Jumps venues