SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM WSF PRESIDENT

Dear Friends,
As this year draws to a close and as a New Year begins, please accept the sincere expression of my best wishes. Thank you for all that you have done to maintain our sport as a vital part of stongmen society in 2020, despite the remarkable challenges we have faced. And thank you for all that I know we will do in 2021.

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Final of strong 2020!

December. Good news from Ukraine, Russia and Uzbekistan. Our partners organized the great events in this hard year!

Great job STRONGMEN!

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Oleksii Novikov Wins The World’s Strongest Man

In 2020, we’re sure you’re all too familiar with sporting events being delayed and cancelled. In the case of the 2020 World’s Strongest Man competition, it was hit with a delay and unable to go ahead on the scheduled May date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, on the other hand, it didn’t stop the event from going ahead in November. However, there were certainly complications!

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The World Ethnosport is represented in the European Commission Unit Sport

Two representatives of the World Ethnosport & World Strongmen– Secretary General Vladislavs Redjkins (Latvia) and Council Member Malgorzata Bronikovska (Poland) took part in the EU Seminar on “Traditional Sports and Games, the way ahead”, which was held in an online format.

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WSF` partner World Ethnosport is accredited by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH

Yesterday at the meeting of the 8th session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the headquarters of the organization in Paris, the World Ethnosport was accredited as a consultative non-governmental organization.

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Ethnosport Challenge Russia

The 2020 season of the Series tournament Ethnosport Challenge began in Moscow, in the Russian traditional games festival on September 5, 2020.

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New strongmen season started!

Nobody from strongmen federations would have thought at the beginning of the year that almost all events and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have to be cancelled or postponed due to a world pandemic. Athletes have the choice to compete online from their HOME (e.g., garage, terrace, garden, etc.) or, where they are allowed to do so, at their TRAINING FACILITY (local club or gym, etc.).

But today we started normal competitions in some countries. First national championship took place in Kiev, Ukraine on 4 of July.

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GAAPSF annual congress

Last week for the World Strongman Federation and World Ethnosport has become very eventful. A trip to China, participation in the congress, forum, meetings, negotiations, signing – all this within a few days.

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World Ethnosport received UNESCO accredited organization status

At the meeting of the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in Bogota (Colombia), it was decided to accredit the World Ethnosport as an advisory partner in the framework of the Convention.

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A joint meeting of the Council of World Ethnosport and the Council of the World Federation of Strongmen

A joint meeting of the Council of the World Ethnosport and the Council of the World Strongman Federation took place on November 4 and 5, 2019 in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, where plans for cooperation within the existing alliance were approved.

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