Development

UWW Announces Assistance for Cuba and Puerto Rico

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (January 26) -- Following damages caused by historic hurricanes in 2017, United World Wrestling president and IOC member Nenad Lalovic has announced an assistance programme for the national wrestling federations of  Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Regional development officer Yuri MAIER, visited both island nations to evaluate the damages and met National Olympic Committee and Ministry of Sports representatives. The parties agreed that UWW would donate competition and training mats, via the contribution of its official equipment partner Taishan. 

UUW also agreed to provide additional funding through its development programmes in an effort to help relaunch local activities and repair damaged sites. 

Cuba and Puerto Rico are among the top wrestling countries in the Americas and worldwide.