World is on way

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

ATH­LETES from around the world will make their way to Perth in 12 months to com­pete in the 2016 World Masters Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

Tourism Min­is­ter Kim Hames said the 2016 World Masters Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships would be one of the big­gest events Western Aus­tralia would see next year in terms of vis­i­tor num­bers and eco­nomic im­pact.

“We’re ex­pect­ing thou­sands of peo­ple from around 80 coun­tries to com­pete in the Perth 2016 World Masters Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships which get un­der way in ex­actly one year from to­day,” he said.

He said WA won the right to host the event in 2011 thanks to a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween Tourism WA, Aus­tralian Masters Ath­let­ics, Masters Ath­let­ics Western Aus­tralia, Ath­let­ics Western Aus­tralia, Ath­let­ics Aus­tralia, the Depart­ment of Sport and Recre­ation and VenuesWest.

The Cham­pi­onships will be held from Oc­to­ber 26 to Novem­ber 6, 2016 and the open­ing cer­e­mony will be held at El­iz­a­beth Quay.

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