Perth outpoints Poland as host of 2016 outdoor worlds
Poland is 0-for-2 today in major votes. Perth, Western Australia, will host WMA’s first even-numbered outdoor world masters championships in 2016 as a result of a late-afternoon vote in the Sacramento General Assembly. Perth beat B by a vote of 68-53. Delegates decided to vote on the 2016 world masters meet host today rather than put the choice off till 2013. The bid cities from Poland and Australia earlier told WMA President Stan Perkins that they could host the meet in 2016. Vote is taking place at 5:20ish. American delegates worried about lack of voting control, since Stan said either of two cards can be used to vote. Fear is of double voting. But nobody protested the process. The 5-member USA delegation backed the Bydgoszcz bid for the same reasons it voted for Lyon, France, earlier today: time of year and expense.