Kourtane Olympic Training Facility Undergoes Expansion

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 27) -- United World Wrestling partner Kourtane Training Center in Finland has completed the expansion of their main training facility. The upgrade includes more than 1000 square meters of additional training and workout space for the Finnish Wrestling Team and international guests.

The aim of the wrestling hall is to allow for it to become a main location for training camps prior or post major events, especially for women’s wrestling.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic its unclear when the first training camp or competition will be held in the new facility, but there is some hope that one might be hosted by year-end inviting the neighboring countries if permitted. Some camps include upper weights categories focused on women and a selection of regional preparation tournaments.

”I hope we can organize together the next training camp in KOTC before the end of 2020 after the end of the pandemic," said Antti PEKKALA Secretary General of Finnish Wrestling Federation. "I am personally working hard for the organization of the U23 Worlds planned this coming November in Tampere and to organize an international training camp in conjunction with the championship. I look forward to welcoming the UWW family to Finland”

For further information on the Kourtane Training Center and opportunities, please contact [email protected]

Executive Committee Announces Cancelation of Upcoming Events

By United World Wrestling Press


CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (August 5) -- The United World Wrestling executive committee (EC) held a virtual meeting today to review the impact of COVID-19 on the future of the Cadet and Junior European Championships.

Due to the ongoing pandemic the EC voted to cancel all events planned for September and October, including the European Cadet Championship scheduled for 5-11 October in Poland and the European Junior Championship planned on 19-25 October 2020 in North Macedonia.

"We will continue to monitor the worldwide response to the pandemic," said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. "We take seriously the responsibility to care for our athletes safety and health. When we have confidence they can compete with success we will wrestle again."

The EC will meet in the next month to further discuss the 2020 calendar and analyze next steps.