Two-Year Countdown to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

By United World Wrestling Press

Today marks the two-year countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, set for July 28, 2022.

The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years with athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The sport of wrestling has been ncluded in every Commonwealth Games except 1990, 1998 and 2006. Women's wrestling made its debut at the Commonwealth games in 2010 in New Delhi, India.

"Today marks exactly two years to go until the official opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 and we're on track with our plans to host a spectacular event which will not only put Birmingham and the West Midlands centre stage but will also be an integral part of the region’s recovery plan following the global pandemic, bringing jobs for local people and contracts for local businesses," said Ian Reid, chief executive officer for Birmingham 2022.

Over 100 wrestlers from 19 nations competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Olympic gold medalist Erica WIEBE (CAN) and two-time Olympic medalist Sushil KUMAR (IND) were among the champions at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games wrestling events will take place at Coventry Stadium & Indoor Arena.

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.