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United World Wrestling Partners with Nike Wrestling for ‘We Will Wrestle Again’ Campaign

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 27) – United World Wrestling, the international governing body for the sport of wrestling, has teamed up with global supplier Nike Wrestling for the “We Will Wrestle Again” campaign. The effort is focused on providing financial relief to wrestling organizations impacted by the global pandemic.

'We Will Wrestle Again' aims to maximize the reach of UWW and Nike to raise money via tee shirt sales and direct the relief to National Federations, host-cities, and other grassroots activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tee shirts are available for sale on the United World Wrestling online store: uwwstore.com

“We are pleased to join with Nike Wrestling for this important mission,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC. “We are facing unprecedented times and the strength of our future will depend on our ability to come together in support of our community members around the world – from athletes to national federations. We must remember that we will wrestle again.”

Money generated from the campaign will also go into a scholarship fund, managed by the Development Department, which will provide financial aid to athletes with dreams of competing at the international level.

“Nike Wrestling understands the obstacles that the wrestling community faces in response to the global pandemic,” said APS/Nike Wrestling president Eddie Brown. 'We Will Wrestle Again' came from the notion that we want to support those most effected and create a positive campaign that will help during these trying times.”

Nike Wrestling has been a global sponsor of UWW since 2017 and at the direction of the federation’s development department has supplied equipment to several disadvantaged wrestling communities around the globe.

To purchase tee shirts, or donate to the campaign, please visit http://uwwstore.com

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.