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WAF at SportAccord Convention 2015

Press release 24.04.2015

 It is a great recognition for World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) at the SportAccord Convention, Sochi - Russia, 19-24 April 2015.

For the first time in the history of armwrestling WAF was represented, presented and recognized by SportAccord General Assembly in front of the President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, in front of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, in front of the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter and in front of 109 International Federations, members of SportAccord.

Due to our application situation, SportAccord Council proposed to add a point in the constitution in order for WAF to receive the Provisional Member status.

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.

WAF attended many important meetings with major sport organizations, international sport federations (members of SportAccord), national governmental sport authorities, national Olympic committees, media partners and other guests.  

One of the most important was the meeting with the organizer of the World Combat Games, Mrs. Lisa Allan with who we started the discussions to include armwrestling into the program of 2018 World Combat Games in Lima-Peru. We have big chance to successfully pass all the requirements.

Another big achievement was the meeting with the President of International University Sports Federation (FISU), Mr. Claude-Louis GALLIEN. We received information and advice on how to apply and achieve FISU membership and we started the preliminary discussions to organize the 2017 World Armwrestling Students Championship under the umbrella and patronage of FISU.

WAF President and WAF General Secretary had an official meeting with SportAccord President Mr. Marius Vizer. We discussed the solutions to the current situation and he assured us of his full support.

WAF had an exhibition space together with Malaysia Tourism Agency.

WAF represented our sport, the stand where we set up a table was highly appreciated by our meeting guests, organizers, delegates, management of major international federations, media, authorities and visitors.

President of SportAccord Mr. Marius Vizer itself stopped to our armwrestling table and had a more casual meeting with WAF President and General Secretary.

For the first time all those major sport organizations met World Armwrestling Federation, acknowledge about our sport and for sure will support us for next General Assembly. They all enjoyed our sport. We received many encouragements to go further and recognize this sport at the highest international level.

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DOPING RESULTS WORLDS 2014 LITHUANIA

 

 

17 MARCH 2015

 

COMMUNICATION FROM DOPING CONTROL COMMITTEE

 

Here are the results of Doping Control and Sanctions given for positive cases at the World Armwrestling Championship 2014 in VILNIUS / LITHUANIA.

All positive athletes mentioned below are disqualified and must send back their medals.

During the suspension period, they can NOT go to any competition , event , championship , official or not,  at world , continental, national, regional or local level.

1/ Antonio Grimaldi/ITALY  : sanction: 1 year suspension

 

2/ Bakytzhan Saparbayev/KAZAKHSTAN : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

3/ Gela Arabuli/GEORGIA : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

4/ Maryna Shulyka/UKRAINE : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

For the Doping Control Committee,

 

J-F ANDRE

Director of Doping Control Committee

WORLD ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION

 

Starting sanction date is 1st of November 2014 (GS)

 

2015 ASIAN ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE

 

14th 

 

 

Asian Open Armwrestling Championships

 

APRIL1-8.2015

                  TURKEY,

            ANTALYA CITY

                                 HOTELWOW KREMLIN PALACE

 

Hosted by 

Asian Armwestling Federation

                                

 2015 Schedule  

  

April 1-2-3     Team Arrivals at the Antalya Airport only

 

April 04              9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Team Registration & Weight-In

           5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Referee Seminar

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Continental Meetings

April 05           9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

10:30 a.m. Start of Competition

-18 juniors Boys & Girls Left & Right Hands (26)

Masters Men & Women Left & Right Hands (18)

Grand Masters Left & Right Hands (8)

Senior Grand Master Left & Right Hands (6)

Disabled Men & Women Left & Right Hands (12)

Final-Awards Ceremony (72classes)

         April 06        9:30 a.m. Start of Competition

-21Youth Boys & GirlsLeft Hand (11)

Men & Women Left Hand (18)

Final-Awards Ceremony (29 classes)

April 07          9:30 a.m. Start of Competition

-21Youth Boys & Girls Right Hand (11)

Men & Women Right Hand (18)

Final-Awards Ceremony (29 classes)

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m weighing to the International tournament for the prizes of Ferite Osmanli

 

 

April 08          9:00a.m. Start of Competition International tournament

 for the prizes of Ferite Osmanli

April 08          6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Team Departure

 

                                                       

 2015 Weight Class 

 

MASTERDivision – 40 years and over - $40.00 per arm per class

 

Men’s Right and Left Hand Classes   70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, 100+ kg

 

Ladies Right and Left Hand Classes 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 80+ kg

 

 

GRAND Master Division–50 years and over $40.00 per arm per class

 

Men’s Right and Left Hand Classes   75 kg, 90 kg, 100kg+100 kg

 

 

SENIOR GRAND Master Division–60years and over $40.00 per arm per class

 

Men’s Right and Left Hand Classes   75 kg, 90 kg, 90+ kg

 

 

DISABLED Division – $20.00 per arm per class

Physical Impairment athletes (ARM1 – sitting athletes)

Men: 55 kg, 65 kg, 75 kg, +75 kg

Women: 65 kg, +65 kg

Physical Impairment athletes (ARM2 – standing athletes)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, +90 kg

Women: 65 kg, +65 kg

Junior men: 55 kg, +55 kg

Junior women: 50 kg, +50 kg

 

Visual impairment athletes (ARM3)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg              

Women: 60 kg, 70 kg, +70 kg

 

Hearing impairment athletes (ARM4)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg              

Women: 60 kg, 70 kg, +70 kg

 

 

 

SENIOR Division - $40.00 per arm per class

 

Men’s Right and Left Hand Classes   55 kg, 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 75 kg, 80 kg,

85 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, 110 kg, 110+ kg

 

Ladies Right and Left Hand Classes 50 kg, 55 kg, 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg,

80 kg, 80+ kg

 

-18 JUNIORS1997 and less Division - $20.00 per arm per class

 

Girls Right and Left             45kg,50kg, 55 kg, 60 kg, 65kg,70kg,70+ kg

Boys Right and Left            50kg,55kg, 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 75kg,80 kg, 80+kg

 

-21 YOUTH (1994-1996) Division - $20.00 per arm per class

 

Girls Right and Left           50kg, 55 kg, 60 kg, 65kg,70kg,70+ kg

Boys Right and Left           55kg, 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 75kg,80 kg, 85kg,90kg,90+kg

 

 

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF WEIGHT CLASSES:  140

 

 

Team Schedule of Events 

 

IMPORTANT:

Team Registration will be made before the championship ONLY ON-LINE at http://www.waf-armwrestling.com 

All completed registration forms must be sent to the

General Secretary, Mr. FIKRAT KERIMOV, by Monday, March 02, 2015

(A Fine of $50 US will be charged to Countries, which do not send their registration on time)

NOTICE TO ALL: Countries will only be allowed to make 5 changes to the

Registration Form once they have sent it to the General Secretary. Every change made after March 02,will be fined $20 US for each change made.

 

TUESDAY, April 04, 2015 – TEAM REGISTRATION & WEGHT-IN

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1) Only one person per country & translator will be allowed to enter the Register Room.

2) The Country Representative must bring with them the following:

Completed Team Registration Form

Passport or Photo ID for each competitor

$40 or $20 fee per class per arm per competitor in US dollarsonly.

If any of these items are missing, the Country will need to come back when they

have the complete Team Registration. No exceptions will be made.

3) No Countries will be registered for the Championships after 1:00 p.m.

4) The AAF Team will then

Photocopy each passport or photo ID 

Make necessary changes and Approve Registration Form

Accept Individual Registration Fees & Country Fee

Prepare Official Receipt

PLEASE NOTE: Any country, requiring Official Documents to be stamped with the AAF Official

Stamp, must bring these documents to Registration.

 

                          

TEAM WEIGH-IN – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1) If a Country is late for their Weigh-in time, they must wait until the last team has been weighed-in before the team can be weighed-in. PLEASE do not be late.

2) English speaking Team Manager or Captain must be present during the full weigh-in time.

3) Only 1 team at a time will be allowed into the weigh-in room. All other teams must wait in a separate area for their Team to be called.

4) Each team must come to weigh-in in the following manner:

junior girls 45kg,50kg, and so on

junior boys 50kg,55kg, and so on

Youth girls 50 kg, 55 kg, and so on

Youth boys 55 kg, 60kg..and so on

Ladies 50 kg, 55 kg, 60 kg ……and so on

Men’s 55 kg, 60 kg, 65 kg …….and so on

Master & Grand Master& Senior Grand Master

Disabled

5) Once a person is weighed-in they will then go to have their photo taken.

Once the photo is taken the competitor then leaves the weigh-in area immediately.

6) The Team Manager will stay until his last competitor has weighed-in and has had his

photo taken.

 

Please Note:

If a competitor does not make weight, they have until 5:00 p.m.,

April06, to make weight.

A test scale will be made available for competitors

A Competitor only has two attempts at official weigh-in scale

A Competitor may only weigh-in between other countries

 

Official Event Badge:

Any Officials with a Country must be present at Weigh-in to have photo and badge prepared.

Badges will be given to the Team Captain at the competition days.

 

Badges must be worn at all times during competition days.

 

 

HOTEL         

 

 ACCOMMODATION / HOTEL & RATES

To one person per night  (including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Accommodation of all athletes, coaches and judges at the hotel of "WOW KREMLIN PALACE" (five stars) Antalya City (Turkey) with good lodging (3 times per day) (Buffet) and sports complex, the total cost is $ 60 US per person. I fill it out, and, please send a matter necessary for the Travel Information that there is the attached sheet and hotel name and the number (single & double) of the room by an email to the following address. I adhere rigidly until March 02, 2015.

In case you may not attach it, because it becomes the reservation order, please warn the hotel.

                                 

Reservations: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Fikrat Kerimov)  

PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT ONE PERSON RESERVES FOR THE WHOLE TEAM

 

 

HOTEL toSPORT HALL

 

Free Pick-up BUS existence from each Hotel to a Championship Sport Hall

 

 

Others  

                                  

VISA INFORMATION

Arrangements have been made to facilitate Visa procedures,

Contact: Fikrat Kerimov at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .for your official AAF Invitation to be sent by mail, faxed or emailed to you. You must include the names, passport numbers, date of birth and nationality of each person you wish to receive a Visa entry to the TURKEY

Competitor Name Passport # Date of Birth # Nationality

Visit: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . for more information and to apply for a visa.

It will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to process your Visa application, if you wait until the lastminute we will not be able to help you.

TRANSPORTATION

Will be supplied from the Antalya Airport only to the Hotel in approximately 1 hour from the airport. Round trip transportation will be supplied for a fee of

To register for Transportation please log on to.

You will need to complete a form and pay the fee. A confirmation will be sent to you upon

completion.

 

PLAYER

Each country starter takes part in a championship in National T-shirt (uniform).

I do the T-shirt (team T-shirts) except the uniform with disqualification.

In addition, it is sweat pants, training shoes wearing. ( jeans and the shorts sandals are disqualified, too)

REFEREE

Black Pants, Black Shoes of the stripe Shirt (WAF rule) Black that the referee is monochrome Perform.

 

  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Fikrat Kerimov)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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