Dates set for track meet at National Senior Games: July 23-30
Back-to-back meets are in store for masters tracksters over 65 in 2013, with the National Senior Games track meet in Cleveland now officially set for July 23-30 (and July 31 if a rain date is needed). (See the all-sport sked.) That comes days after USATF masters nationals July 18-21 in Olathe, Kansas, not far from Kansas City. The National Senior Games splits its meet into two parts â€” the first for 65-and-overs and the second for 50-64, which runs from July 27 to July 30. So the older age groups will have less recovery time from masters nationals. Hard to say how many will try the double, especially if they also plan to attend WMA worlds in Porto Alegre, Brazil, or the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy (in early August). A full calendar ahead. Will you go abroad or stay home?
Meanwhile, here’s a hurdle facing folks wanting to compete in Italy â€” a required medical certificate proving you won’t keel over from palpitations.
One American athlete received this note:
I’m sorry about this situation, I know very well that all over the world this problem is managed in easier ways, but is the Italian law that requires, who is attending a competitive sport, a specific medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports.
I participate in the last WMG Sydney 2009 competing in Cycling, and nobody ask me medical certificate, but remember that in Sydney a men competing in Canoe/Kayak died for an heart attack. If this situation happen in Italy the responsibility is the Organising Committee if we have not made the necessary controls during registration.
All the examinations (Medical-sports check-up; a urine test; Electrocardiogram both at rest and exercise and a spirometry) are mandatory requirements for admission to all the sports, excepted for Golf, Bowls, Archery, Badminton, etc.
Therefore the Organizing Committee will ask you to provide a valid medical to grant the accreditation.
This kind of medical certificate must have one year validity, considering the closing day of 11th August, 2013.
We don’t need to have from You all the medical examinations we need only a medical certificate that attest that You overcome all the tests, that’s all, only a valid document, You can download the Form of the Medical Certificate from our website www.torino2013wmg.org Registration&Accommodation > New > at the Bottom > Medical Certificate.
If you consider these tests are too expensive and difficult to obtain, we could help you to have a medical-sports check-up and obtain this Medical Certificate and take out an insurance policy directly through the Organization, at the Games Centre. The Sport Medicine Institute in Torino could grant this medical certificate for a figure about 50 â‚¬.
WMG Program Manager