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Senior World Championships rescheduled for December

The year 2020 should end on a positive note for the international wrestling community, with the 2020 World Wrestling Championships concluding the last month of the year… should health and safety measures be met regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

The event has been scheduled for December 12-20, 2020 in Belgrade, the NBC Olympics website reported Monday.

The 2020 World Wrestling Championships must include eight of the 10 best ranked teams and a minimum of 70 percent participating countries, based on 2019 attendance. Specific health regulations have not been announced, according to rules, must be confirmed two months before the event takes place.

"Competitions must provide general sanitary conditions, the ability to travel to/from the nation, and robust countermeasures to COVID-19 impacts on competition must be enforced," according to United World Wrestling.

World Wrestling Championships have been held every year dating to 2005 ... and going back decades earlier in non-Olympic years. (Before the pandemic, there were no wrestling worlds scheduled for 2020, which would have ended the streak of holding worlds in the autumn of Olympic years for non-Olympic weight classes.)

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