Good Governance

Wrestling Cited for Good Governance in Recent ASOIF Report

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 22) -- A recent report issued by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) cited United World Wrestling as having above average standards for Good Governance.

ASOIF, a non-profit association affiliated with the International Olympic Committee, hired the independent sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport to review the responses and moderate the scores for all participating member federations.

The report specifically recognized United World Wrestling's commitment as best practices for publishing the details of elected officials biographies, including CV's and a conflicts of interest statement (Example). The UWW website also notes the election dates and terms for each bureau member. (Example)

'We are pleased with our progress in regards to Good Governance," said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalvoic. "We have made significant progress since 2013 and for an independent consultancy to verify our dedication to transparency is a meaningful moment for wrestling and we remain dedicated to continuing this progress linked to good governance."

Overall, wrestling was placed into the A2 category of the Good Governance review.

UWW LIVE: Tonya Verbeek: Canada Head Coach

By United World Wrestling Press

Tonya VERBEEK is Canada's most decorated wrestler ever.

In 2004, Verbeek became the country's first-ever medalist in women's wrestling when she won a silver medal at 55kg at the Athens Olympics. She would go on to win a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver at the 2012 London Olympics. In addition, Verbeek won three world medals (two bronze and a silver). 

She currently serves as the head coach for Canada's national team. 

Verbeek joined Eric Olanowski to talk about her path to becoming Canada’s head coach, how COVID has impacted her role as a coach and her favorite memory from her three Olympic appearances.