Oz gets BMX champs in 03

It¹s not just footy which gets to vote on the venue for future world chamionships, BMX does it too, as seen from this press release published on sportal.com
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Australia hosts 2003 UCI BMX World Championship

Western Australian Tourism Minister, Norman Moore, today announced that

EventsCorp had won the international bid to stage the 2003 UCI BMX World

Championships in Perth. The championships will be held in the Burswood

Dome in July 2003.

Mr Moore said Perth faced fierce competition from Melbourne to win the

Australian rights to bid for the World Championships and had beaten

Holland in the international bid.

The announcement was made yesterday at the 2000 UCI BMX World

Championships in Cordoba, Argentina.

The three-day world championship event is expected to attract 1200

overseas and Australian riders, and about 1300 visitors. The event is

expected inject more than A$2 million into the Western Australian

economy.

BMX Australia and BMX WA will organise the event, which will incorporate

the 'The Week of Wheels' BMX Festival, set to open a week before the

championship. The one-day BMX World Cup will also be staged in Perth in

the week leading up to the Championships.

Moore said EventsCorp has had discussions with representatives from two

international television distributors who had already expressed strong

interest in being involved in the event.

'Millions of viewers in Asia, Europe and the United States will not only

get to see the BMX action, but will also be exposed to images of Western

Australian tourism icons that will be transmitted during television

coverage of the event,' he said.

BMX Australia president Graham Arnold said EventsCorp's preparation for

the bid and its professionalism was a great help in securing the event.

'The professional nature of the team and their knowledge of world-class

events certainly helped to win the bid for Perth in 2003.'

Janine Carter, EventsCorp,

Tel: +61 9270 3311 

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