Ashgabat to host 2022 Sambo World Championships

Ashgabat to host 2022 Sambo World Championships

Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2020: A meeting of the Executive Committee of the International SAMBO Federation took place via video conference on October 4, led by the FIAS President Vasily Shestakov.

The proposals of the FIAS Technical Commission, the 2021 FIAS Anti-Doping Rules, changes to the FIAS Charter and Calendar as well as the approval of venues for upcoming World SAMBO Championships were submitted for consideration.

The participants voted for amendments to the International SAMBO Rules (Sports SAMBO), International SAMBO Rules (Combat SAMBO) and weight categories in the Masters age group, as well as for the entry into force of the International SAMBO Rules for the Blind and Visually Impaired, SAMBO Classification Rules for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Regulations on FIAS Referees.

In conclusion, the representatives of the executive body made an urgent decision to approve Novi Sad (Serbia) as the venue for the World SAMBO Championships on November 6-8, 2020. 

They also confirmed their earlier decision to host the 2021 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, and also voted for Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) as the city that will host the World Championships in 2022. 

Ashgabat organised the OCA’s 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in 2017 and has world-class facilities in a number of sports, especially indoor halls and gymnasiums.

Moreover, the Executive Committee approved a number of changes to the Charter of the organisation and the FIAS Calendar of International Competitions in 2021.