Lalovic Visits Kiev for Inspection of Euro Cadet C’Ships

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (March 12) – United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC and UWW-Europe president Tzeno TZENOV traveled to Kiev last week to inspect the hosting conditions for the 2018 European Cadet Championships  to be held in April.

"It is very important for Ukraine as this championship is qualification on Youth Olympic Games which will be held in Argentina in October of this year,” said Lalovic, a member of the IOC executive board. “I know that they will do an exceptional job of hosting.”

"We have an experience of holding serious European sports competitions. Last year we have organized the European Boxing Championship in Kharkiv and the European championship on a diving in Kyiv,” said Igor RAYNIN, Head of Presidential Administration. “This year we will organize two finals of the Champions League of UEFA. And, certainly, the European Cadet Wrestling Championship - we are capable to organize at the high international level.”

Raynin also noted that the all-European sporting event much attention from the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Kiev city administration and the Ukrainian Wrestling Association.

Raynin said the preparation for competitions of such level the conditions guaranteeing safety and respect for each athlete in full accordance with the international rules and the current legislation of Ukraine will be created.

The parties have reached the agreement that national federations of the countries which plan to be presented in the European Wrestling Championship have to submit the application for participation of the athletes in due time.

The Minister of youth and sport of Ukraine Igor ZHADNOV and the first vice-president of Ukrainian Wrestling Association Alexandr DOROVSKOY also participated in the meeting.

Lalovic and Tzenov had also meetings with Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav KYRYLENKO where they discussed all outstanding questions connected with organization of future European Cadet Wrestling Championship in Kyiv.

"Last year Ukraine has held a number of sports competitions of the international level - the World Ice Hockey Championship in the IA division, the European Boxing Championship, the European diving championship,” said Kyrelenko. “And we will do everything possible that this Championship have taken place at the high level.”

Update to Ranking Series, Seeding at Tokyo 202One

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (September 19) -- The United World Wrestling bureau today confirmed the addition of the Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski and Poland Open to the 2021 Ranking Series and clarified the points in determining seeds for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Earlier this year, the bureau approved plans for China Turkmenistan and North Korea to receive Ranking Series points for their finishes at the 2021 continental championships. The nations were unable to attend the 2020 championships due to concerns surrounding the transmission of COVID-19. Similarly, the Oceania Continental Championships in 2021 will count for Ranking Series points as they were not competed in 2020.

The Ranking Series tournaments which will provide points for seeding are:

2019 World Championships
2020 Continental Championships
2020 Matteo Pellicone
2021 Asian Championships (3 nations)
2021 Oceania Championships
2021 Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski and Poland Open

The executive committee will next meet on October 5 to discuss plans for the 2020 Junior and Senior World Championships scheduled for mid-December in Belgrade, Serbia. A questionnaire will be sent mid-next week to all national federations gauging their interest in the tournament as well as any concerns they might have.