The city of Tashkent will host the 2021 World SAMBO Championships.
The corresponding decision was made at the Executive Committee meeting of the International SAMBO Federation, held in Moscow today, on March 24. The main international start of the year of sambists will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan from 12 to 14 November.
Previously, Moscow was listed in the FIAS calendar as the venue for the World Championships. However, the December CAS verdict banned Russia from claiming to host the World Championships and the Olympic Games in the country for two years. In this regard, the International Sambo Federation, together with the All-Russian Sambo Federation, decided to transfer the tournament to another country.
“We received an application to host the World Championships from the SAMBO Association of Uzbekistan. Bearing in mind that Tashkent will host the Asian Youth Games in 2025, I consider it expedient to provide Uzbekistan with an opportunity to host this championship,” said FIAS President Vasily Shestakov during the meeting of the Executive Committee.
This proposal was accepted by the members of the executive committee. The President of the Asian SAMBO Union Alamzhon Mullaev said that the World SAMBO Championships in Tashkent will become a test tournament for the Asian Junior Games.