On the first day of the European Championships a Congress of the European Armwrestling Federation was held. ()
Day two – Tuesday.
On the second day - Tuesday, the weigh-in ceremony took place. From what I’ve noticed it seems that a lot of athletes did not manage to fit into their weight categories. About 60 people had to run around the beautiful park to lose unwanted pounds. The only consolation for them could be the surrounding landscape.
Tuesday was also the day when referees underwent training and were examined.
Each and every referee of our federation would take part in a seminar, lecture, practical demonstrations, and would take some written tests, and tests at the table on that day.
Now, back to the EAF Congress.
First, let’s concentrate on key issues, according to Igor Mazurenko. First of all, the EAF Congress expressed great satisfaction with Hadjitodorov Assen - our “Boss” being now in charge of the World Armwrestling Federation.
As we wrote immediately after his appointment – we’ve known Assen for many years and we know how professionally he will manage our federation. Assen guarantees that the world will comply with our European standards in terms of the level of organization and all the other issues.
Another issue which was discussed during the congress concerned the matter of finances of the former WAF. Since 2007, the WAF Congresses stopped voting on the budget and financial reports. There have been observed major irregularities in this respect. First of all, too big, unwarranted and undocumented expenses have been noticed. EAF decided to appoint a committee to examine the financial decisions taken by the former WAF executives.