WMA sanctioning (authorisation) of International Masters Athletics Competitions WMA, with the full backing of IAAF, holds to the rights to formal sanctioning of International Masters Athletics Competitions. Therefore, International Masters
Athletics Competitions may not be staged in the Affiliate’s country unless the competition, whether as a stand-alone event or as a component of a multisport event, has been sanctioned by the Affiliate and referred to and sanctioned by WMA.

WMA herewith reminds its Affiliates of the relevant clause in the WMA Constitution, being in paragraph 2 of our PURPOSES:

  • 2 (b) to sanction World Masters Athletic Championships and other International Masters Athletics Competitions

This, henceforth, is to be interpreted as:

  1. WMA alone shall have the right to sanction World or Regional Masters Athletics Championships, and
  2. WMA alone shall sanction other international masters athletics games,matches and meetings with five or more countries.
  3. WMA will not sanction an event if it is not supported by the Affiliate or its controlling sports bodies. If, in the opinion of WMA, the Affiliate unreasonably withholds its consent to any event mentioned in 1 and 2 above then WMA shall have the right to override the wishes of the Affiliate

Consequently a WMA Affiliate may not support an International Masters Athletics Competition of the above character to be staged in the Affiliate’s country unless the competition has been sanctioned by WMA. If a WMA
Affiliate becomes aware of an International Masters Athletics Competition of this kind to be held in its country it must immediately inform the WMA Secretary stating its support for or objection to the event together with supporting motivation if it does not wish to sanction the event.

Please note that the term “athletics” here also includes cross-country, road running and race-walking.

 

WMA
BANNED ATHLETES

Francisco Carmo de Oliveira,
Brazil, born June 8, 1937.
Member of The ABRAM – Brazilian Association of Athletics Master Has been Banned for Life by the AVAT RJ, Justice Commission of Brazil, for falsifying his age and competing in Masters championships over a period of 11 years. ABRAM and WMA ratifies the decision of the Justice commission made on the 17 December 2013.

SHELEVER Volodymyr
Australia DOB 25.05.1961 In competition, in WMA Campionships Perth 2016, 05.11.2016 4 years ineligibility from 17.02.2017-16.02.2021

OLEG KRAMAR
Ukraine. He tested positive when competing in the EMA Indoors in Ancona, Italy, April 2016. He has been suspended for 4 years to 2020.

LIFE BANS
RATIFICATION OF FINAL SANCTION

1.- Marco Antonio Franco Díaz, male. Born on August 8, 1970. (Sanctioned on October 5, 2015 by H.C.H.J. * COMAM). Mexico Regularly falsified information, results, publicise him self in his local newspaper, social media, lying to his sponsors, and city council for his personal benefit.
2.- Benjamín López Rendón, male. Born on September 26, 1948. (Sanctioned on October 5, 2015 by H.C.H.J. * COMAM). Mexico Due to inappropriate behavior. against fellow athletes. disregarding authority trying to compete whilst being banned.
3.- Juan Velázquez Sandoval, male. Born on March 21, 1957. (Sanctioned on July 20, 2017 by General Assembly of Delegates of COMAM). Mexico Regularly falsified information, results, publicise him self in his local newspaper, d social media, lying to his sponsors, and city council for his personal benefit.

 

Full list of IAAF Sanctions to Masters Athletes HERE