UPDATE ► Polish Armwrestling Federation PAF response to WAF moving WorldArm 2019 from Poland to Romania
This is the text from an email sent by WAF to the WAF Members:
” Dear WAF Members,
By the decision of the majority votes of WAF Executive Board, the contract for the 2019 World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships with Polish Armwrestling Federation (FAP) is terminated and goes to the next Bid holder Romania, advancing all world championships bids with one year ahead.
The contract was terminated due to the breach of the contract terms:
Ignoring the invitation to sign the contract in Antalya 2018;
Payment of the license fee not accomplished, more than 3 months delay;
Missing of the TV Broadcasting Contract;
Missing of accommodation information, prices;
Missing of agreement with the Polish Antidoping Agency;
Huge lack of communication, consecutive emails not answered;
WAF officials mistreating during the inspection visit;
Lack of vital information about the event such as Hotel prices, antidoping contacts and transport.
Hostile attitude against WAF and WAF Officials from FAP main media partner and TV producer armpower.net;
Advertising of Mr. Igor Mazurenko, owner of Mazurenko Armwrestling Promotion as the organizer of the World Armwrestling Championships as a private Company and not as FAP which is a huge conflict of interest.
In the next few days you will receive vital information for the 2019 World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships in Romania.
We are sorry for any inconvenient but WAF Executive Board can not guarantee to the WAF Members that Polish Federation can organize this championship without problems and according with WAF Rules.
Best regards / С наилучшими пожеланиями
World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) ”