World seasonal rankings site coming from datamaster John Seto
Here’s the official word from John:
World and International Masters Athletics Rankings has a new home!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback, suggestions and insight.Â I think it is important for the worldwide masters athletic community to understand the rankings system that has been in place in the USA so we can work together to create a world masters athletics rankings that carries onMartin Gasselsbergerâ€™s tradition of excellence and adds some of the nice features from the USA Masters Rankings system.Â
A demonstration site available by February 5th so athletes from all countries can see and navigate through the site.Â
Please provide feedback on the site so we can understand some of the logistic challenges, resources to help, etc. and complete the site by the end of March.Â â€¨â€¨The US rankings site enables athletes to enter results themselves but the vast majority of the results come from meet results posted on the web which we insert into the database.Â
International Athletes will be able to start entering their own results by February 24th.Â An Excel form which can be used to submit multi-athlete results will also be available by February 24th so anyone who wants to help can type the results and email to me for importing into the database.Â
All results will be instantaneously ranked both within your country and worldwide.Â We will use these entries to understand the needs and make appropriate changes so visitors will frequently see improvements. Â Â Â Â Â Â â€¨â€¨
There have been many offers to contribute and other suggestions on how to secure other funding.Â There is a link for Supporters which has the information for financial contributors.Â This site will also provide acknowledgements for those who contribute in tiers.Â
We hope to get contributions from the WMA and other countriesâ€™ Athletics organizations.