Porto Alegre News V: Request for Information
In the past days many athletes and others who have indicated they will be travelling to Porto Alegre for the WMA Stadia Championships, would have received an email from the LOC requesting them to provide various information about their travel, arrival details, accommodation and their passport number. Please be advised this letter was not authorised by the WMA Council, as we do not encourage any information that is personal and could be used improperly by others, to be supplied by email or mail. e.g. Proof of age is now supplied by an athlete at the time they register in the Technical Information Centre, not by forwarding a birth certificate.
We have been advised that the letter was prepared at the request of the Police, Military and Medical authorities in Porto Alegre. In 2014 Porto Alegre will be hosting several matches in the FIFA World Cup and these authorities see our championships as an opportunity for them to build information that may assist them in 2014. The information sheet is supplied only in the Portuguese language and that could cause difficulty for persons also. We suggest that you consider the following options:
1. Only fill in those parts of the survey that you feel comfortable to do so
2. Do not fill in the survey AT ALL, rather ignore it
3. Fill in the survey - NOTE this is your choice and there is no compulsion to complete this form.
If the receipt of this email has caused you concern we do apologise, but WMA were not consulted in this matter and it was sent without our knowledge.