Quiz the candidates for WMA prez: Rex Harvey vs. Stan PerkinsSometime around noon local time Oct. 23 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, we should know who will serve as president of World Masters Athletics through 2017. Will it be incumbent Stan Perkins, whose term would include 2016 worlds in his native Australia (Perth)? Or will it be challenger Rex Harvey, the Ohioan who lost by a single vote at Lahti worlds in 2009? The decision will be made by several hundred delegates at the General Assembly, meeting in an auditorium near the stadium at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. But they could use some help deciding, so I’ll reprise my shameless-as-usual Q&A of the candidates. In 2005 and 2009, I did the same. (See the 2009 interviews here.) But this time, I want your ideas. What should I ask these gents? You can email me privately or post a comment.
WMA will mull a new constitution in Porto Alegre as well as crown Daegu, South Korea, as host of the 2017 World Masters Indoor Championships. Apparently, it’s the only bidder, or one willing to pay the $35,000 sanction fee and provide all the perks WMA demands (like lodging, travel for WMA execs).
In fact, the 2017 worlds contract has already been posted. See it here. The next world indoor meet is March 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. (WMA is skipping ahead to 2017 since the outdoor meet is being held two years in a row: 2015 and 2016.)