The development of European Masters Athletics -5 –
Services (Results, Records, Statistics, Informations at the Homepage)
Change of Structure (administration)
Name change EVAA in EMA (2014)
Ivar Söderlind (© EMA), Rietje Dijkman (© R.D.) , Wolfgang Reuter (© A.H)
Awards and Honours
Dieter Massin, EVAA President 2002-2012, EVAA Honorary Life President
since 2012, reminded in the Council Reports 2008 from Ljubljana (SLO) of
the first election of European Best Veterans in 2005:
„Rietje Dijkman (NED) and Wolfgang Reuter (GER) were the first ‚European Best Veterans‘ (‚EBV‘). In honour and in respect to their performances and elections (inclusive the award) these EBV will be published on the “Wall of Fame” in the new office in Marathon, where the yearly prize will be awarded.“
(1) Comments and corrections by Dieter Massin at the end of the article
The EMA Board of Honour (European Best Master) lists Rietje Dijkman, NED (*21.06.39) as European Best Female Veteran 2005 und Wolfgang Reuter, GER (*12.08.29) as European Best Male Veteran 2005. Both again achieved great performances at EMAC 2019 in Venice. Rietje (W80) set three world records in 400m, triple jump and long jump and one European record in 100m. Wolfgang (M90) became European Champion in long jump, won silver in shot put and bronze in discus throw and javelin throw. He still holds the European Long Jump records of the age groupes M65, M70 and the European 200m record M75.
In 2018 the election of the Best Masters (m/f-overall) has been extended and additionally the categories relays, sprint, middle distance, long distance, throws, jumps and combined events have been announced. The ceremony of the award took place in Jesolo during EMAC 2019. EMA President Kurt Kaschke and other members of the council congratulated the winners and presented them with an individual trophy. The European Best Masters Award 2018 overall received Petra Bajeat (W50, France) and Valdis Cela (M70, Latvia).
The first Torsten Carlius Fair Play Award 2006 received Karri Wichmann (FIN)
Services (Statitics, Records, Results)
Since 1988 the EVAA statistician Ivar Söderlind of Sweden has been responsible for publishing and auditing European records and checking world records. Meanwhile Ivar Söderlind is supported by a Statistician and Record Working Group which includes Giusy Lacava, Fernando Marquina and Jaume Ferret. Beside the record service EMA maintains a result service on its website for European and World Masters‘ Athletics Championships since 2000. Besides a lot of information about Council reports, EVAA/EMA-Academy, EVAA/EMA-Seminars, Studies/Research of veterans since 2006 or upcoming championships the website (european-masters-athletics.org) contains latest news from EMA.
Since 2012: New Structure and Projects
In 2012 Kurt Kaschke was elected President of the EMA. In September 2014 the General Secretary of EMA published in a short summary of EVAA/EMA history and EVAA/EMA activites [#https://european-masters-athletics.org/about-ema/history.html]:
The Council created a new structure in offices, to make sure that the business is carried on different shoulders:
the Technical Board of Managers – organize EVAA/EMA championships
two Working Groups: Statistician Working Group and Coaches and Athletes Working Group.
the EMA Media Officials Group
the EMA Marketing and PR Group
Since 2015 the office of EMA has been under the roof of European Athletics in Lausanne.
EVAA/EMA had worked on special projects too, such as:
EMA EVAA Council changed its name to European Masters’ Athletics
EMATO European Masters’ Athletics Technical Official
MATC Master Athletics‘ Training Camps
VYP Voluntary Youth Project – Media Assistant in EMAC
EMACGP European Masters‘ Athletics Championship Guideline Project
(1) Dieter Massin:
1st Presidency Dieter Massin
I was President of the EVAA from 2002 to 2012 and not from 2004 to 2012, as A.H. writes;
2nd Report to the General Assembly in Ljubljana 2008
this literal quotation (in quotation marks), performed by A.H., is not from me!
A.H: The literal quotation Dieter Massin refers to:
Rietje Dijkman (NEL) and Wolfgang Reuter (GER) were the first “European Best Veterans” (“EBV”). In honour and in respect to their performances and elections (inclusive the award) these EBV will be published on the “Wall of Fame” in the new office in Marathon, where the yearly prize will be awarded.