The South American and Central American SAMBO Championships may soon be held in Pan America. Relevant initiatives were made by representatives of a number of national federations during the Congress of the Pan American Sambo Union (UPASA), held on September 8 in Costa Rica.
These tournaments are planned to be held annually in addition to the continental championship in order to expand the list of major international competitions in the region.
During the congress, a proposal was also made to organize the Pan American Youth and Junior SAMBO Championships on a regular basis. The idea was supported by many delegates, now the leaders of the continental organization will have to work out the issue of whether to hold the youth and junior championship together with the main continental competition or make it as a separate annual tournament.
Additional decisions were made due to the fact that the Pan American SAMBO Union was previously admitted to the Association of Pan American Sports Confederations (ACODEPA). To fully comply with the requirements of this organization, appropriate commissions will be created in UPASA.