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On September 16-th, as a part of the World Armwrestling Championship, a Congress of World Armwrestling Federation was held. During the event, representatives of countries participating in the championship discussed a lot of key issues that concern the armwrestling world today.
The good news is that the family of the World Federation had been enlarged by five new members, the acceptance of which has been voted unanimously. Those are Afghanistan, Estonia, Iceland, Iraq and New Zealand.
During a speech to the audience, the president of the World Arm Wrestling Federation Assen Hadzhitodorov focused on the activities of the committee formed recently - Investigative Committee, which is headed by the president of the Swedish Federation Anders Aksklo. This authority is investigating the activities of the previous World Federation. "We reviewed a number of documents, but to say what happened three, five or ten years ago, following them - almost impossible. Of course, everyone can have their point of view on issues in the past, but objectively it is very hard to prove anything today. Therefore, we have two suggestions for this problem: first, we need to make vote count with open protocol procedure and have somebody in charge for this action; second, we recommend to appoint a special board for resolving disputes. All this is necessary in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past. The history should be left just for historians"- said Aksklo.