UPDATE: Many updates were made to this article on 18 August 2016 (first published on 14 May 2015).
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Keep in mind this important fragment from the WAF article:
” WAF applied for full membership at SportAccord with 52 members from which only 28 where considered eligible, recognized members by National Sport Authorities. According to the current rules we needed 40. This statute would had given us the possibility to obtain the other requested national recognitions easier with the SportAccord Membership (Provisional).
By 2% of the votes, the proposal of the SportAccord Council haven’t obtained the 2/3 majority needed to made statuary changes.
At the moment WAF have the Observer status in SportAccord General Assembly and our application is open. We keep on working to collect the missing 12 National Recognitions. “
Read the full article ► World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) at SportAccord Convention.
That fragment is very important because we have a strange situation:
1. Marius Vizer –
the President of SportAccord is from Romania (UPDATE: PRESIDENT VIZER RESIGNS – 31 May 2015 │ Mr. Patrick Baumann is the new SportAccord President – FIBA boss Baumann chosen as new SportAccord president – 22 April 2016),
2. Mircea Simionescu-Simicel (the General Secretary of WAF) is also from Romania,
3. In Romania armwrestling is
not recognized as a sport (UPDATE: This article was first published in May 2015. In July 2016, after 14 months, armwrestling received the National Recognition as a sport in Romania, but there is still no Armwrestling Federation in Romania). There is no Armwrestling Federation in Romania, it is a country where the sport of Armwrestling is missing the National Recognition.
4. The conflict between WAF and Alexander Filimonov sure doesn’t help, considering that
in the next 3 years the SportAccord Convention will take place in Russia, see ► VIDEO: SportAccord Convention 2016: Sochi, 2017: Moscow, 2018: Saint Petersburg (UPDATE: After some changes, the SportAccord Convention 2016 took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the SportAccord Convention 2017 should take place in Aarhus, Denmark. For more info: The SportAccord International Convention ► wikipedia.org)
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Last month I posted this article from WAF ► World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) at SportAccord Convention.
On Armpower.NET it was published this article ► ARMWRESTLING CAN FORGET ABOUT “SPORTACCORD”?