Perth to host major athletics event
Another top class international sporting event is on its way to Perth -- the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships.
The 2016 championships will be a major event for Perth and Western Australia and is expected to attract thousands of athletes and spectators.
Perth had bid for the 2015 championships however following changes to the World Masters Athletics constitution two championships were up for grabs with Western Australia winning the 2016 event. Lyon, France will host the 2015 event.
The changes mean that following the 2015 event the championships will be held every even numbered year, starting with 2016, instead of the current odd-year schedule.
The result is a testament to the hard work of the bid committee, which submitted a top-class presentation to the assembly.
The bid process has been a collaborative effort between Eventscorp, Masters Athletics Australia, Masters Athletics Western Australia, Athletics Western Australia, Athletics Australia, the Department of Sport and Recreation and VenuesWest.