WAIPU President Dr. Lucien W. Valloni has officially welcomed at the General Assembly in Bratislava the two new WAIPU members and stated: WAIPU is very proud to have now two new members. SIHPA Slovenská asociácia hráčov ľadového hokeja, the player union of Slovakia as well as SZHL Stowarzyszenie Zawodników Hokeja na Lodzie, the Polish player union. We are very happy to have such new members who are very active and are bringing a lot of new power to WAIPU."
WAIP is requesting that each player has a right to participate at the Olympic Games. WAIPU requests that all players worldwide do get the same special treatment as NHL players do at Olympic Games. WAIPU President Dr Lucien W Valloni concerning the WAIPU Position on Olympic Games