WMA picks Edmonton for 2021 indoor worlds, Gothenburg for 2022 outdoor worlds

Edmonton will be the second Canadian host of WMA indoor worlds, after Kamloops, British Columbia, in 2010.Edmonton will be the second Canadian host of WMA indoor worlds, after Kamloops, British Columbia, in 2010.

Canada gets a double dose of major masters action starting soon — hosting the 2020 WMA world outdoor meet in Toronto and the 2021 world indoor meet in Edmonton, Alberta. It’ll be only the second indoor worlds in North America since Kamloops in 2010. See meet site here.

Edmonton was chosen at Saturday’s General Assembly in Malaga. I was busy covering some guy named Obama and overlooked the news. Also revealed: 2022 outdoor worlds will be in Gothenburg, Sweden — site of the second world WAVA meet in 1977. (Since Toronto was the first worlds in 1975, the pattern would suggest that 2024 worlds will go to Hanover, Germany, site of 1979 worlds.)

The losing candidates for 2022 were Tampere, Finland, and L’Aquila, Italy. I’m not sure who the other 2021 indoor bidders were. Or if any rivals showed up.

The 300-ring circus that is Malaga has seen some astonishing records and close finishes, especially in the 800s. I hope to highlight some later. But the M40 Gibraltar 800 guy didn’t make the finals, so his protest moment is over.

And WR notices are showing up in the running results, thank goodness. The WMA site is trying to keep up.

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Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at TrackCEO@aol.com or kens@timesofandiego.com. Story tips always welcome!

3 Comments on "WMA picks Edmonton for 2021 indoor worlds, Gothenburg for 2022 outdoor worlds"

  1. Yay! Edmonton is driving distance from Portland.

  2. Scratch that last comment. It’s 16 hours and not a fan of winter driving.

  3. It’s in April…..SPRING 🙂

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