30 Jan 2018


  • WAF could become first Observer to complete journey to full GAISF membership
  • World Union of Olympic Cities recommended for Associate Membership
  • RLIF and FIP become 8th and 9th Observers

"(Lausanne. 30th January 2018) The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) has been recommended for Full Membership of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

The decision was taken by the GAISF Council, which met in Lausanne, and will be considered for approval by a vote of members at the GAISF General Assembly in Bangkok in April 2018.

The World Armwrestling Federation is led by President Assen Hadjitodorov and was founded in 1977. Its 2018 world championships will take place in Antalya, Turkey later this year.

WAF was among the first group of International Federations (IFs) granted GAISF Observer Status in October 2017.  It has subsequently succeeded in achieving the necessary criteria and, if successful, will become the first to complete the journey to Full Membership.

The General Assembly will also vote on a proposal to grant Associate Membership to the World Union of Olympic Cities, which ensures a continued Olympic legacy by uniting former host cities. The City of Lausanne and its mayor chair this Union, which was created in 2002.

Ream all article on: Gaisf.org

/ Tomasz Wisniowski