Toronto sets sights on hosting 2020 worlds, launches WMA bid

Doug cobbled a logo together for Toronto bid.

Doug cobbled a logo together for Toronto bid.

Ontario masters track maven Doug “Shaggy” Smith announced Tuesday on Facebook that Toronto [update: may] seek to host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships. He’s already set up a FB page to promote the bid. Doug tells me he’s unlikely to be the LOC chairman. But he got the ball rolling. He hasn’t heard of any other bids. The winning site will be chosen by the 2016 General Assembly in Perth. Toronto worlds would be a back-to-the-future event, since the first WAVA world meet was held there in 1975. Canada also hosted an indoor worlds in Kamloops in 2010. And here’s a generic tourist video Doug posted:

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November 3, 2015

6 Responses

  1. Steve Kemp - November 3, 2015

    Toronto is a great idea, Doug! Big thumbs up.

  2. Doug Shaggy Smith - November 3, 2015

    “that Toronto will seek to host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships”
    Just a slight correction Ken…..”MAY seek” 🙂

  3. Stephen Robbins - November 4, 2015

    Doug–Why not bid for Worlds in 2018?

  4. Stephen Robbins - November 4, 2015

    OOPS! I forgot that we’re going to Spain in ’18.

  5. Roger Pierce - November 4, 2015

    Thanks Doug….That would be fantastic.

  6. Judy Warick - February 10, 2016

    Bravo…Doug! Though having the Games in TO is not for sure, we in Sask are very excited and hoping it becomes reality.
    Keep up the good work Doug.
    Judy Warick

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