UWW approves Senior World Championships, set for Dec. 12-20 in Belgrade

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The United World Wrestling bureau today approved existing plans to host the 2020 Senior Wrestling World Championships Dec. 12-20 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The committee approved the championships after receiving commitments from more than 70-percent of National Federations, a participation hurdle it had set for itself last month. The bureau will meet Nov. 6 to discuss any changes to the event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and it's impact on participation.

"We are cautiously optimistic about wrestling's return in December," said United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC. "The safety of our athletes, coaches, and staff is our top priority and we will be taking every measure to ensure that happens in Belgrade."

The Junior Wrestling World Championships, originally scheduled for the week prior, were canceled after feedback from the national federations indicated concerns about the number of participants able to attend.

The Congress, originally scheduled for the same week, will be discussed in the coming weeks as more information is made available from national federations.


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ban basketball (1) about 3 months ago
As much as I love the sport, I still find the fact that we're holding wrestling events, particularly the exhibition styled ones that we're doing in the U.S., to be as foolish as all of us sharing a common cup in public squares.

I'd like to know just exactly how many positive cases have come from all of these events. It would also seem incumbent upon USA wrestling to announce these numbers. Of course, you can't believe a word that he or his debaucherous dad say, but pat Downey claims to have gone through three bouts of COVID. If true, he has to be one of several who have tested positive.
Beicher (1) about 3 months ago
And I suppose you think this is worse than college football or pro football playing right now?
ban basketball (1) about 3 months ago
Yes, because the contact is closer. However, if "gotcha" is the game you're trying to play, I don't think we should be having any athletic (or other) contests. FAR MORE cases now than what there was when we shut everything down in March.