Licenses for Athletes in all Wrestling Styles



Our Athena platform which is dedicated towards athlete's management is now ready for all our Associated Style Federations ! 

In the event of an accident or illness during a trip abroad for a competition published in the UWW Calendar, our athletes holding a valid license of the year are insured by IMSSA Insurance. When they return to their country, IMSSA may intervene in a subsidiary capacity. That is why the UWW license is mandatory for cadet, junior, senior and veteran wrestlers who plan to participate in competitions entered in the UWW Calendar, without exception. This rules apply to all our styles, Olympic, Associated and Beach Wrestling.

A license of the year is valid in all styles, in all age categories.

Federations are fully responsible for all athletes in their country, so licenses are sold to our Federations, and not to individuals. Federations have to buy their athletes' licenses prior to the competition, as none is sold on site anymore.

Our licenses are sold via our Athena platform : 

Athletes of U15 age category (formerly Schoolboys & Schoolgirls) are insured by UWW for free on the competitions registered in the UWW Calendar, and no license has to be purchased for them. The organiser must send a list of participants to UWW at the latest 3 days before the competition.

Purchase of the 2019 license by our Federations

Our Federations have received the access to their official email address and to Athena from our IT Team. Once on Athena, the Federation has to log into its account : enter its username (which is the official UWW email address of the Federation) and password. In case of a lost password, enter the username, and click on "Lost password ?" The procedure will be sent immediately to the Federation's official email address.

For the purchase of a new license (athlete who has never had one in the past) there are three tasks to be completed : upload a valid passport copy (no ID card is accepted), a photo and the following documents (which must be signed by a Doctor and by the Athlete) :


UWW will then validate these documents within a few days, and here is our tutorial.

For the renewal of a license (athete who already had one in the past),  please upload the 2019 UWW Annual medical certificate and Wrestler's Declaration. Our tutorial is here.

When documents are validated by UWW, you can buy the license, and choose, at the end of the process, the form of payment you prefer :
- Credit card (+ 3% of bank expense). In this case, your license will be confirmed by UWW within 7 days.
- Bank transfer : UWW will send you an invoice. Upon receipt of your payment, your license will be confirmed by UWW within 7 days. 

In both cases, when your purchase is completed, you will receive a confirmation order on your official email address. 

Please be aware that the validation of licenses cannot be done on the day of the purchase, so please anticipate !


Price of the license & age catetories

- Cadet CHF 50.-  
- Junior, Senior, Veteran CHF 100.-

If you are not sure of your athlete's age category (cadet, junior, senior), or if he/she needs a parental authorization etc., please check on our age's chart 


For United World Wrestling bank details - also mentioned at the bottom of each invoice -  click here



When the licence is confirmed by UWW, it will be valid until 31.12.2019. 
However, licenses bought from 01.11.2019 until 31.12.2019 will be valid until 31.12.2020

Personal license cards of the Atheletes & presentation of the card at competitions 

UWW implemented a new personal licence card with a QR code at the back, reloadable from one year to another. Wrestlers who had their licence purchased by their Federation in 2018 have received their personal license card, sent by UWW to their Federation a few weeks later. When his Federation buys his 2019 license and UWW confirms it in Athena, the validity will  be visible immediately on the QR code of the card. Associated Style license' cards will be sent directly to our Istanbul Office. Our athletes must keep their card during their entire sporting life, as it is reusable from a year to another. 

Each athlete has to present his card at the weigh-in to our Referee or Delegate and wrestlers without a card will not be eligible to take part in the competition. The list of licensees of each country (printable via Athena by the Federation)  also contains a QR code, and is accepted as valid proof for the 2019 license.

Information concerning IMSSA Insurance is mentioned at the back of each card : Insurer details, website, user name and password for an online accident claim, or on our website, under Governance / License / Insurance.