The official statement of the Polish Armwrestling Federation.
In connection with the widespread statement of the Executive Committee of the WAF about the termination of the contract with the Polish Armwrestling Federation on holding the World Championship 2019, the Polish Armwrestling Federation declares the following:
We are overwhelmed, surprised and outraged by the statement spread.
This statement came as a complete surprise to us, as we did not receive any signals or invitations to the negotiations in connection with the accusations listed in the statement.
Moreover, all attempts to contact the President of the WAF on organizational matters ended in failure.
All the accusations listed in the statement are considered unfounded, unfair and based on personal motives and emotions, nothing more.
In particular, the officially published report of the WAF Inspection states the following:
“After concluding the inspection for the Worlds 2019 in Katowice, Poland, WAF is satisfied with the logistics and functional facilities offered by Polish Federation (FAP). FAP fulfill the requirements to host the 2019 World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championship in Poland, city of Katowice.”
Full report is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w-O7LV9FTu9OtDb7hUXes7zO2xhO7vzg/view?usp=sharing
In this regard, the Polish Armwrestling Federation demands:
Immediately provide a scanned copy of the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting with the signatures of the members of the Executive Committee in accordance with the Constitution of the WAF.
Within 3 working days, provide the original minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee with the signatures of the members of the Executive Committee in accordance with the constitution of the WAF.
The Polish Armwrestling Federation immediately starts working with lawyers to file a lawsuit against the WAF to compensate for financial and reputational losses due to an unreasonable decision.
The lawsuit will include financial commitments already made to sponsors, the administration of the city of Katowice, athletes, hotels, television partners, and the like.
The legal agency will contact the executive committee to obtain the necessary information.
President of the Polish Armwrestling Federation.