United World Wrestling Launch New Bidding Process for Events
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 09:36 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (October 13) – United World Wrestling, the international federation for Olympic wrestling, is launching its new bidding process in connection with the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The improved bidding process will open for all United World Wrestling events in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The new procedure will focus on taking a partnership approach with the interested cities. Together, United World Wrestling and bid cities will decide which events are the best fits for the city. In line with the new approach, cities are encouraged to bid for multiple events to optimise their investments.
“To grow the great sport of wrestling and promote it to existing and new audiences around the world,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. “We want world class events and our host cities are important in this endeavour. Our new process will establish long-term partnerships that benefit both the sport of wrestling and host cities.”
During the Wrestling World Championships in Las Vegas last month, a number of selected cities already previewed the new process and were very enthusiastic about the new approach.
“The World Championships were a fantastic event,” said Kathy Nelson, President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission. “During our visit we witnessed the worldwide passion for the sport, and learned so much about the benefits hosting a wrestling event. We are excited about future opportunities to host wrestling in Kansas City.”
To learn more about the bidding process please visit: www.unitedworldwrestling.org/host-cities