Lyon seeks officials for 2015 worlds, will help with expenses
I doubt the IAAF will post a call for volunteers to officiate at the 2016 Rio Olympics. But World Masters Athletics is trolling for officials for 2015 Lyon worlds. According to the WMA website, would-be officials have until July 1, 2014, to apply. “This is only an expressions of interest form,” says the PDF application. “There is no [guarantee] that you will be selected.” But of course, mon ami. You probably have to have experience officiating at home. WMA’s info sheet also says: “Please note you will be required to fund your own travel to/from Lyon.” But the LOC will pay for travel to and from the airport and between venues and hotels. Organizers also pledge to pay for your lodging, meals, “duties” and uniform. Such a deal! Still, this opens up some interesting questions. Did the Lyon LOC not have enough officials lined up? Have earlier WMA meets advertised for officials? At least foreigners have a shot. Maybe some USATF-certified folks will answer the call. Here’s the USATF officials site.