Problems with Porto Alegre worlds? WMA prez signals concerns
Holding a world masters meet outside Europe, Aussieland or the Americas has been a dicey proposition. (Japanese worlds excepted.) But according to a year-end message from WMA President Stan Perkins
, it appears 2013 worlds in Brazil could be a nightmare like 1997 Durban, South Africa. Read between the lines:
“The Year 2012 is almost gone and 2013 approaches with all of its challenges, including probably the greatest challenge that this body has ever had to face â€” a Stadia Championships in a Region that is probably not yet ready to host such a massive and difficult event,” Stan writes. “[WMA Secretary Winston Thomas
] undertook a very tough assignment earlier this month when he attended Porto Alegre for ceremonial purposes but at the same time under very strict instruction to ‘get this organisation working.’” Yikes! I’ll try to get details on this. In the meantime, hope that Winston gets things sorted out.
December 30, 2012