Germany joins critics — won’t recognize results from Kiwi WMG

Germany is not amused. News that Russians are competing at the World Masters Games in Auckland (against IAAF rules) has stirred a soup Nazi reaction: “No records for you!” According to a Google translation of Alfred Hermes’ blog, we learn: “DLV does not recognize the achievements of the WMG 2017. The WMG organization does not implement all the rules of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). For example, she will be able to participate in Russian athletes who are locked by IAAF. For this reason, the German Athletics Association does not recognize the results achieved in Auckland. The results are therefore not included in the best lists, according to the DLV statement.” I haven’t heard of any records relevant to Germany, but the latest results are here.

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April 27, 2017

11 Responses

  1. Anthony Treacher - April 27, 2017

    Now using the Russian participation as cause for not ratifying WMG Auckland results? Well, a WMA national federations would have found some reason anyway. They always do. It is high time for a radical change of attitude to WMG.

  2. Doug Smith - April 27, 2017

    That’s the first thing I thought when I saw all the Russian entries in the Athletics events. Was the WMG not aware that they are banned by the IAAF/WMA ??

  3. Jim Barrineau - April 28, 2017

    Officials in Auckland were told that national or world records would not be measured/certified beyond normal event procedures.

  4. Doug Smith - April 28, 2017

    No Zero Test ! 🙂

  5. Jerry Bookin-Weiner - April 28, 2017

    No steel tape? No second reader? No recertification of implements after a record? If that is what they mean then they have no business running a championship meet since those are all IAAF “normal event procedures” when a world record is set. Can’t expect that for national records (WMA doesn’t do that either), but you sure should for world records.

  6. Doug Smith - April 28, 2017

    Jerry, I don’t believe anyone refers to the event as a ‘Championship’.

  7. Tom Sputo - April 28, 2017

    I saw a picture with a Russian wearing a shirt that reads CCCP. The commies are back.

  8. Jim Barrineau - April 28, 2017

    By “normal event procedures” I meant measurement of any mark without regard to record or non-record. A mark is just a mark. I did not check to see what material the tape measures were made of. I also saw the guy with the CCCP sweatshirt.

  9. Rob Jerome - April 30, 2017

    There were over 25,000 people competing in 28 different sports at the Auckland Games. Everyone seemed to be having a great time in a beautiful city. I could be wrong, but I am not sure all that many people cared a great deal about World Records. The emphasis seemed to be on having a good time, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, Russians or no Russians.

    There are plenty of other competitions in which records can be set and people excluded from competing for various reasons.

    In addition to the Auckland Games, I photographed the 2009 Sydney Games and 2013 Turin Games. Again, tens of thousands of competitors in more than 25 sports…so the “Games Movement” must be doing something right to attract so many competitors, who seem to return again and again.

  10. Tony Plaster - May 2, 2017

    While NZ is a storybook beautiful place to be and compete,the meet itself was really weird . One clock,no splits, shedualeing that was absurd. 800 m trials and final 5 hrs apart. Completely different than the preliminary sheduale that was posted prior to the non refundable entry. Still glad I came,wish I could stay here longer.

  11. Anthony Treacher - May 8, 2017

    To Doug Smith about No Zero Control Test. I have received the following from

    ‘Hello Anthony,

    I can confirm the zero control test was undertaken on the Saturday before the event started.


    The anonymous ‘–‘ is deliberate. Pity. I have tried to get WMG Athletics onboard – in WMG’s own interests to confirm to WMA requirements. But I now give up on WMG.

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