Q&A: WMA president hopefuls Rex Harvey and Stan Perkins

Rex Harvey (left) and Stan Perkins

Rex Harvey of Ohio and Stan Perkins of Australia, candidates for president of World Masters Athletics, have graciously submitted responses to my questionnaire. See Rex’s here and see Stan’s here. I won’t comment on their answers — just yet. I’ll let you be the judge. But notice how carefully they craft replies where Europe is concerned. This is a nod to the hegemony of the  European delegations, who hold the key to the presidency. Among other things, Rex and Stan parry my agenda-freighted queries on records, doping and the WMA’s pathetically dull Web site. I salute both for their honesty and willingness to endure my brutal interrogation. Biographical info is covered in earlier profiles here for Rex and here for Stan.  The WMA elections are August 5, 2009, at the Lahti General Assembly.

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July 25, 2009

2 Responses

  1. Pam Immelman - July 11, 2009

    Wow, Rex and Stan sound like a breath of fresh air !
    Please let some of it flow over to Africa !
    How about appointing Ken to run the WMA website – if it were not for masterstrack.com, we would not know what’s going on in the masters world !

  2. Linda Carty - July 12, 2009

    I’m voting for Rex!
    Awwww geeze. Does my vote count? :)

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