20 Apr 2018

ARMWRESTLING BECOME FULL MEMBER OF GAISF

photo: WAF/facebook - WAF President Assen Hadjitodorov addressing to the members of GAISF

"BRAKING NEWS !!!! ARMWRESTLING BECOME TODAY, 20TH OF APRIL 2018, FULL MEMBER OF GAISF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS (FORMER SPORTACCORD)" - facebook.com/wafarmwrestling.



From left: WAF General Secretary Mircea Simionescu-Simicel, GAISF President Patrick Baumann, WAF President Assen Hadjitodorov


SportAccord 2018 Conference



"SportAccord 2018 comes to a close. Last night, a lovely closing event with delegates participating in some local Thai dancing while enjoying live music and great food and drink at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Today, as every year, we finish with the Global Association of International Sports Federations General Assembly with all international sport federations welcoming World Armwrestling Federation WAF as a new member of the family. Thank you to everyone for being part of this year's event." - facebook.com/sportaccord


"World Armwrestling Federation becomes full member of GAISF as International Jump Rope Union granted observer status



"World Armwrestling Federation becomes full member of GAISF as International Jump Rope Union granted observer status

The World Armwrestling Federation was unanimously approved as a full member of GAISF at the umbrella body's General Assembly ©SportAccord/Flickr

The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) has been unanimously elected as a full member of Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) at its General Assembly here today. 

The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) has, meanwhile, become the 10th International Federation to gain observer status from GAISF.

The WAF was recommended for full membership in January.

GAISF confirmed at the time that the WAF, granted observer status in October of last year, could become a full member of the organisation at GAISF’s General Assembly.

"You have made thousands of armwrestlers very happy today," WAF President Assen Hadjitodorov told the General Assembly. 

The WAF had its application for SportAccord - the previous name of GAISF - turned down last March.

The IJRU was created by a merger of former rivals, the International Rope Skipping Federation and World Jump Rope Federation.

The decision was taken by the GAISF Council, which met during SportAccord Summit here in Thailand’s capital.

Both the constituent members of IJRU had made separate applications for observer status but, in keeping with GAISF’s commitment to accepting a single IF for each sport, both worked with the help of advisors to align their interests, overcome rivalry issues and create the new International Federation. 

Observer status allows International Federations to be part of the GAISF network, take part in activities, including the annual IF Forum, and to attend the General Assembly.

They have no vote, however..." read all artcle by Daniel Etchells on www.insidethegames.biz


/ Tomasz Wisniowski