Toronto Wins the Bid to Host the 2020 World Masters Championships

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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.

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Delegates from around the World voted after the presentations.

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The ballot by ballot tally was nerve wracking!

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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

LOC Committee

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

www.wmatoronto2020.com

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