I am curious about what the official IAM position is toward world records and what constitutes a world record and what does not. Does the IAM consider world record scores from WMSC as “world records?” Are any future scores from the WMSC not considered official by the IAM? Conversely, are past records from competitors who broke records at WMSC events who now associate with the IAM considered world records? There are world record scores posted to the IAM that are better than what the WMSC is claiming to be world record scores. What is the WMSC position on world records? Do they view records set at IAM events as official? Or are they completely disregarding the achievements of IAM competitors?
I logged into the Guinness Book of World Records website and found some information. Some of the records on their site are over 10 years old and obviously out of date. However, some of the memory records have been updated as recently as 2017. On some of the memory records it states Guinness does not keep track of them anymore and has outsourced to another organization. Does the IAM have official authority from Guinness to validate specific world records? Also, would it be possible for a memory organization to petition the Guinness Book of World Record organization to be the designated keeper of all memory related world records?
Has the IAM already stated their position on this topic? If that position has already been stated elsewhere, I apologize for not finding it. Thanks