March 10, 2009


March 2009

Mr. Espen Lund, the WAKO Vice-President is nominated as one of four candidates to become board member in the GAISF Council (General Association of International Sports Federations). The reason for this election is that Mr. Paul Hoglund, former president of International Jujitsu federation is no longer in the Jujitsu federation board and has to resign his position.

The candidate to be elected must represent an international federation as non-olympic and non IOC recognized sport, but has to be member of GAISF. This group of federations consists of 22 federations

The nominated candidates from the various federations are:

Mr. Detlev Albrings, President of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)

Mr. Espen Lund, Vice President of World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)

Mr. Fumio Morooka, Board Member of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)

Mr. Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, President of the Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)

The election takes place during Sportaccord 25 March in Denver , Colorado , USA

If Mr. Lund will be elected it will be considered as a huge step towards further recognition of our sport. It should be an honour to be a part of such exclusive council, both to learn, contribute and for our sport be in the middle of the power of world sport.

Link til GAISF

Link to Sportaccord

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