Yesterday started the International SAMBO Tournament for the Prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
It is held in Minsk. There was a special media conference dedicated to this event.
“When I was nominated for the job of the Technical Delegate of the Games, I willingly agreed to contribute to this significant spectacular sports festival. As to the strategy of FIAS, we aim to present our sport at as many multi-sport competitions as possible. This facilitates our integration and allows us to better adopt the global best practices. Every year, the International SAMBO Federation stages a lot of competitions, yet some minor details might still be found wanting. Such details can be gleaned at multi-sport competitions. Besides, the European Games should provide some fine experience for both the Belarusian and all other national SAMBO federations,” argued Sergey Tabakov – FIAS Executive Director.
Speaking on the 80th anniversary of @SAMBOFIAS, Michael Buchel said: "We held the 2018 World Championships in Bucharest which was a proud moment for FIAS. With the recognition of the IOC, we hope to go further and bigger." pic.twitter.com/58dZzkIcx8
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“This year we traditionally established two special prizes: wristwatches that the select sambists will receive for their Will to Win and for the Best Technique. A year ago, sambists from Mongolia and Belarus became their winners, and in a few days, by the end of the tournament, we will learn who will get this year’s prizes,’ remarked Ksenia Valakhanovich. – Furthermore, this year we’ve got a cuddly toy once again, the tournament mascot. It’s a cute little teddy bear, the one the winners will get, along with their medals.”