WAF Executive Board Decision
PAL/URPA Events Ban
Following debates and decisions taken about PAL/URPA,
WAF World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) Executive Board decide that any of the WAF Members National Federations, leaders, officials, athletes and referees who have any agreements or relations with PAL/URPA and/or attend to PAL/URPA events will automatically receive the status “Not in good standing” and will be suspended by WAF with no right to attend WAF events.
Voted with the majority of votes,
WAF Executive Board
Решение Исполнительного совета WAF
Запрет на мероприятия PAL / URPA
После обсуждений и решений, принятых в отношении PAL / URPA,
Исполнительный совет Всемирной Федерации Армрестлинга (WAF) принимает решение о том, что любой из национальных федераций членующих в WAF, их лидерам, официальным лицам, спортсменам и судьам, имеющим какие-либо соглашения или отношения с PAL / URPA и / или участвующих в соревнованиях PAL / URPA, автоматически будет вменен статус «Не легитимен» и они будут отстранени Всемирной Федерацией Армрестлинга от участия в мероприятиях WAF.
Принято большинством голосов
Исполнительный совет WAF
Clarification regarding PAL/URPA
World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) would like to inform all referees certified by WAF or certified by WAF members at national level that, they can referee at the events organized only by WAF, WAF Members, Sanctioned by WAF events or sanctioned by WAF Members events in their country only following the official WAF Rules available on www.waf-armwrestling.com.
WAF declares that PAL / URPA events are not organized under the WAF Rules and Regulations (including antidoping rules) and until further communications any attendance of WAF Referees or WAF Members on those events can lead to sanctions.
WAF and its members are continuously investing in the athletes, athletes education, antidoping education, antidoping testing, referees education, training, evaluation, developing and certification at the international and national levels.
Professional armwrestling should not interfere with amateurs events like SenecHand and others where new young athletes are expecting to compete in a fair and clean way according with the WAF standards.
Professional events should continue their commercial format (Top8, Vendetta, Armfight, Zloty etc) selecting competitors from the Elites of armwrestlers and not from the amateurs where education on a clean sport is vital.
WAF is organised in a pyramid structure, with the WAF as the sole and exclusive international governing body, one Continental Federation recognised for each continent, and one National Federation recognised member of the WAF as the sole and exclusive national governing body for each country where the armwrestling is played.
This pyramid governance structure it is used by all major sport international federations ant it is necessary to protect and promote armwrestling enabling WAF, the Continental Federations and the National Federations to ensure the uniform application of rules wherever it is played and to hold all participants under WAF rules designed to protect participants and/or to preserve the integrity of armwrestling, in a fair and transparent fashion.
WAF Executive Board