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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]

Webinar

Webinars for Week of July 13-17

By United World Wrestling Press

Webinars for Week of July 13-17

Title: Negative Wrestling: Offensive and Defensive foul
Date:  Monday, 13 July
Time:  15:00 - Zurich (UTC+2) – 9:00 (New York) 
Speaker: Antonio SILVESTRI
Language:  English
Target Audience:  National & International Referees & National Coaches
Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/98628074767

Title:  How to cope with COVID19 & how to prepare return to Wrestling
Date:  13 July 
Time:  17:00 (Zurich) – 11:00 (New York)
Speaker:  Dr Babak Shadgan 
Language:  English
Target Audience: Athletes & Coaches 
Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/92307807202

Title:  Introducing New Skills (Coach)
Date:  14 July
Time:  14:00 (Zurich) – 8:00 (New York)
Speaker:  Vincent AKA
Language:  French
Target Audience: Local and National Coaches
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97444594627  

Title:  Referee Positioning
Date:  15 July
Time:  14:00 (Zurich) – 8:00 (New York)
Speaker:  Zach ERRETT
Language:  English
Target Audience:  National & International Referees
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96996363903

Title:  Introducing New Skills (Coach)
Date:  16 July
Time:  14:00 (Zurich) – 8:00 (New York)
Speaker:  Zach ERRETT
Language:  English
Target Audience:  Local and National Coaches
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93381353323

Title:  Referee Positioning
Date:  17 July
Time:  17:00 (Zurich) – 11:00 (New York)
Speaker:  Kamel BOUAZIZ
Language:  French
Target Audience:  National and International Referees
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93338154457