November 2, 1998
Mr. Bob O'Leary
P.O. Box 79
Scranton, PA; 185040132
The results of the majority democratic vote held at the annual
WAF Congress meeting, in association with the official XIX WAF World Armsport
Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont., Canada, October 16th-25th are as
As per ARTICLE 42 CODE OF ETHICS in the present WAF
constitution, you were found guilty and expelled as WAF Chairman/President for the
- Conspiring and manipulating the 1992 WAF election in Geneva, Switzerland to put
yourself in position of Pres. of WAF.
- Conspiring, arbitrarily authorizing and taking part in paying WAF funds, to a
member WAF Executive Director, to attend WAF Congress, in order to influence and bias the
democratic vote in your favor at the 1996 WAF election in Virginia Beach, USA.
- For conspiring and arbitrarily attempting to replace an elected member of the
WAF Executive Directors, in violation of the WAF constitution, and for your own personal
gain at the 1997 WAF Championships in India.
- For conspiring and arbitrarily attempting to replace a democratically elected
official of NAAF to the WAF board, arbitrarily and for your own personal gain, with total
disregard to the WAF and the NAAF constitutions at the 1997 Worlds in India.
- It is clear by your conduct and continuous attempts to conspire, manipulate and
influence monetarily over the years that you have no regard for democracy. Your many
arbitrary actions also show a complete disregard to WAF members and their democratic votes
and opinions. Mr. OLeary, you and your wifes solely owned corporation known as
the American Armwrestling Association (AAA) may continue to promote armwrestling. If you
wish to compete at the world level in WAF championships, you will have to qualify
nationally under the United States Armsport (USA) banner. WAF has democratically and
officially recognized them as the WAF representative in the United States.
Your expulsion took effect October 19th, 1998. Any
business that you do on behalf of WAF from that time on will not be recognized.
You are to send any WAF property to the writer within 90 days
of the date of this letter. Failure to do so will only add more credence to the charges
against you. We anticipate you will conduct yourself with respect and honor.
Yours in Armwrestling
Interim Pres. WAF
CC: WAF Executive Directors and