Open Letter from FIAS Vice President Mr. M.G.Shultz
During more than three years the direction of FIAS represented by its president Shestakov V.B. tries to create private commercial organization using the platform created during long-time history of development called “SAMBO”.
Essentially it is an attempt of theft, probably, with the aim of further sell of our kind of sport. For this it is used the tactics of defamation of people and organizations
that occupied with sambo development throughout their life. These are attempts of liquidation or compulsion to sell famous successful projects in Sambo. Read more...
[May 19, 2013]
Pan-American Federation Congress
The Congress of the Pan-American Amateur SAMBO Federation was held in Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic.
Five representatives out of 7 its official Members have been presented. The 6th official Member - the Panama, provided its voice with the power of attorney.
Presidents and other members of the National Federations discussed the past results, the present issues and the future positive developments of SAMBO in to the American continent Read more...
[March 4, 2013]
Asian SAMBO Championship: New leaders and new opportunities for the Asian SAMBO
Asian SAMBO Championship held in Tashkent on June 6 - 10 will figure in history as the first Asian sambist forum with the participation of athletes with disabilities.
The tournament organized by Asian SAMBO Federation with the support of FIAS gathered representatives of 21 countries. The Sambists from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Uzbekistan took part in the Championship. The competitions were held in all age categories among adults, juniors and youths (men and women), and in combat SAMBO.
Such a large tournament attracted the attention of VIP guests. The heads of diplomatic missions from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and Korea took part in the opening ceremony and watched the interesting bouts. The International SAMBO Federation was represented by the FIAS President's Adviser Mr. Gennady Kaletkin.
The opening ceremony was also attended by representatives of Uzbekistan sporting authorities and community. The tournament was followed not only by the spectators in the sports hall but also by the wide audience of Uzbekistan's national TV channel as well as the country's international TV channel: the competitions were broadcasted live.
It should be noted that it was the first Asian Championship with the participation of athletes with disabilities. The competitions in this discipline were in two weight categories - up to 52 kg among young men and up to 68 kg among adult men. This event attracted great attention of the leaders of many sports delegations including the General Secretary of Malaysian SAMBO Federation Mrs. Susan Cheah who expressed the wish to promote SAMBO for deaf-and-dumb children in Malaysia.
As to the competitions, it was a nice surprise to see that the highest awards were won by the representatives of Asian countries where SAMBO is still a new sport. Thus, two gold medals (in the weight category "+100 kg" in sports SAMBO and "up to 82 kg" in the combat SAMBO) were won by the Iranian team. The team of Afghanistan also won two gold medals in the competitions among young men. Sambists from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Nepal, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea went back home with silver and bronze medals. The national teams of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan displayed the traditionally high level.
The Championship confirmed the popularity of, and interest in SAMBO in Asia. Now, the Asian athletes are going to do their summer training which is usually a basic one, and thus of crucial importance for the results, which should be demonstrated at the most important event of the year: the World Championship in Minsk (Belarus) in November.