Fencing tournament in the SCC is completed, as well as the World Combat Games
Quarterfinals in men's foil contest and women's epee contest are completed.
First stage of women's epee and men's foil tournament is completed.
Last day of the SWCG in SCC promises lots of excitement: men foils fencers and women epee fencers are coming on the pistes, among them are reigning Olympic champions.
Saturday, October, 26 the final day of the SWCG will resound with clinking of epees and foils.
On Friday, 25 October the wrestling program in SCC was over.
Team contest on freestyle wrestling on the SCC mat gathered today real world stars.
Russian sabre fencer won bronze in the individual contest, having won Vasiliki Vouyeouka (Greece) 15:11. After the match the representative of St. Petersburg school shared with us her impressions.
Point Fighting athletes showed their respect to each other and admitted there's something special in their sports after the World Combat Games finals were held in Yubileyny Sports Complex on Friday.
Pankration tournament is completed. Today there were 3 sets of medals in different weights and not a single match for gold was completed before time.
The Irish boxer Shauna Bannon who celebrated his 20th birthday two days ago won gold in women's Point Fighting in the World Combat Games tonight. She defeated 2010 WGC champion Gloria De Bei in the final bout.
Nine finals took place on the second day of the Ju-Jitsu competitions in the World Combat Games. Sportsmen form 6 different countries won gold medals.
Tonight final matches of the tournament of fencing have finished in SCC, where women competed in the individual saber championship, while the men crossed epees on the pistes.
On friday night kickboxers competed for 4 medal sets in point fighting.
Belt wrestling in the heaviest and most spectacular weight +90 kg is completed.
Four Kickboxing Low Kick finals were held on Friday and Russian athletes won three of them.
2 gold medals stay in Russia, one goes to Norway and one to Hungary.
The list of the deciding matches in women's sabre and men's epee tournaments is set.
Second start for belt wrestling is given. Now the contest passes in the over 90 kg category.
Women's sabre and men's epee quarterfinals are completed.
Men's pankration tournament in the weight of under 66 kg, 77 kg and 84 kg is starting in St. Petersburg SCC.
Karina Aznauvourian, two times Olympic Champion, World and Europe Champion, told us about her important mission as the SWCG ambassador and of her cherished combat – fencing.
Fencing tournament is going on in St. Petersburg SCC with rounds of 16.
On Friday, 25 October we'll be able to see VIPs not only on the tribunes but also on the arena itself.
World Combat Games competition finals will be held today at the Yubileyny Sports Complex. There're twelve divisions in Point Fighting, Low Kick and Full Fontact disciplines. The combats start at 4 pm.
On Friday second competition day of ju-jitsu tournament will be held. 9 more medal sets will be wrapped up at the Yubileiny Sports Compex.
Team Russia gain a sound win in women's team tournament on freestyle wrestling which finished in the evening of 24 October in St. Petersburg SCC.
The final match of fencers in men and women categories preceded after battles for the third place.
First medals in belt wrestling have been divided today among men under 90 kg. As the expert say, this kind of wrestling is especially interesting and spectacular precisely in the heavyweight. Such was this time.
Grappling competitions are completed. First to come on the carpet were 71 kg athletes.
Nine out of eighteen finals took place on the first day of Ju-Jitsu competitions in the World Combat Games and brought some smiles to the faces of athletes, their coaches and supporters.
3 winners of women's boxing tournament at the Games told about their emotions after becoming champions.
Quarterfinals and semifinals in men's sabre contest and women's foil contest are completed.
In the middle-weight final bouts in men's boxing in the World Combat Games Russian athletes entertained their guests and won another five gold medals in the process.
Grappling tournament is going on in SCC. Despite the yesterday's triumph of Russian wrestlers (team Russia took 3 gold medals in the NoGi category), today they showed worse performance, some weight categories haven't even entered the semifinals.
Ukrainian Aleksandr Grechiha lost his final bout in men's boxing -64 kg division and admitted there's no much difference between defeats on any stage of a tournament.
In light weight categories 3 gold medals was won by boxers from the Games host country.
Today the SCC witnesses belt wrestling – the most ancient kind of combats, with images depicturing it in rock painting
Second day of grappling tournament has started. What makes it different comparing with what you saw yesterday is Judogi.
Fencing started in St. Petersburg SCC. Best masters of sabres and foils will fight today for the WCG medals.
On thursday, 24 October St. Petesburg SCC will welcome musketeers, and wrestlers will put on Judogis.
Final Greco-Roman match between Russian team and World team gathered many honoured wrestlers. Neither has missed the Games the nine times champion Alexander Karelin, the WCG ambassador. Karelin told us what is being a wrestling ambassador at the Games.
On Wednesday, 23 October there was wrestling in St. Petersburg SCC. Men and women were deciding the best in the NoGi grappling category – without Judogi.
Russian team has gained a sound victory with the score 6:1 over the World team in the Greco-Roman team tournament which finished in the evening of 23 October in St. Petersburg SCC.
Final battles between men and women in grappling have finished. Today Russian piggy-bank was enriched by three gold and one silver medal.
On Thursday ju-jitsu competition starts at the Yubileiny Sports Complex. Sportsmen will compete for 9 sets of medals.
Boxing finals in 10 men's and 3 women's categories will be held in at the Yubileiny Sports Complex on Thursday at 2 pm.
Sakchye Tapsuwan: International Federation is doing it's best to promote Muaythai as the Olympic kind of sport
President of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur Sakchye Tapsuwan and President of Russian Muaythai Federation Dmitry Putilin at press conferenced about Maythai competitions at the World Combat Games talked about the results, Olympic perspectives of Muaythai and professionals at amateur competitions.
On Wednesday semi-finals in all kickboxing disciplines were held and names of all finalists are revealed.
On the final day of men's Muay Thai competition at the World Combat Games there weren't one but two final bouts between athletes from Thailand and Russia. And hosts eventually lost on both occasions.
FILA technical delegate, the Russian Wrestling Federation vice-president Ziyautdin Isaev told us today where grappling came from.
On Wednesday women competed for 3 medal sets in Muaythai. Gold medals went to Norway, Thailand and Peru.
Vlad Marinescu, «SportAccord» Director General about SWCG-2013 preparations and TV broadcasting all over the world.
World and European Champion Fatima Pinto from Norway won the gold medal of the World Combat Games in Muaythai. In her final fight Fatima beat Miss Wongsriwo (Thailand).
On Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm a press-conference on the results of the World Combat Games Muaythai competitions will be held in the press center of Yubileiny Sports Complex.
Preliminary matches in all weight categories are over.
Grappling competitions are on the run in St. Petersburg SCC. Today grapplers compete in the «NoGi» techniques, which means – «without judogi».
On Wednesday, 23 October St. Petersburg SCC hosts grappling and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Muay Thai fighters will compete for eleven medal sets on the final day of their World Combat Games competitions. The finals starts at 4 pm.
There're no less than twelve categories in the World Combat Games kickboxing competitions and the names of their finalists will be revealed today at the Yubileyny Sports Complex.
On Tuesaday press conference with Savate officials were held after the last medals for this kind of sport were recieved by fighters.
Tuesday, 22 October, in St. Petersburg SCC passed under the colours of aikido and kendo. The masters of aikido demonstrated their brilliant techniques at the mat, this time even more spectacular – with weapons in their hands.
The WCG have been attended by many dignitaries and highest functionaries from the aikido world.
Two days kendo tournament is over. Competitions on kendo among the highest dan participants confirmed once again the power of Japanese kendokas.
Between day and evening performances on the mat today, an autograph session was held by master Ueshiba , the great-great-grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido. Mitsuteru Ueshiba - one of the most respected functionaries of the aikido world, the ambassador of the martial art in the World Combat Games.
Six finals in men's Savate Combat were held. 4 gold medals were won by French fighters. In women's Assault 2 more gold medals went to France.
American girls won both of their fights in women's boxing semi-finals in the World Combat Games on Tuesday. It relieved some wounds left by their men's team results on the same day but it wasn't that easy.
Russian athletes were triumphant on the second day of the World Combat Games boxing competitions. They won eight out of nine men's semi-final bouts on Tuesday with two of those fights ended early.
After the semi-finals in men's boxing coach of the USA national team Daniel Soto shared his impressions about the performance of the American team. From 6 boxers representing USA only 1 reached final.
Today at St. Petersburg SCC the masters of spiritual energy are demonstrating aikido techniques using weapons – sword and dagger.
In weight category 60 kg Cresencio Ramos representing USA national team has qualified to final. In semi-final in a very close fight against Adilet Bekeev from Kyrgyzstan he suffered a dissection above his right eye but won on score 2:1.
On Tuesday, October 22 in 9 pm a press-conference on the results of the World Combate Games Savate competitions will be held in the press center of Yubileiny Sports Complex.
The exciting kendo program in SCC is at full play.
Tuesday, October 22 at SCC audience will be able to watch the continuation of the strong spirit martial arts — aikido and kendo.
On Monday, semi-finals in all weight categories of Muaythai were held. 6 Russian and 5 Thai sportsmen will compete for gold medals of the SportAccord World Combat Games.
Muay Thai semi-finals will be held in the Main arena at Yubileiny Sports Complex today. The first of the bouts starts at 2.30pm.
On the final day of World Combat Games savate competitions athletes will compete for eight medal sets — two of them are the full ones in women's Assaut discipline and other six in men's Combat discipline.
New kinds of martial arts came to St. Petersburg SCC arena on Monday.
World Combat Games kickboxing competitions have began on Monday. And it turned out to be a glorious day for some athletes while others were left shattered.
The tournament with a kendo masters of 3-4-5 Danes has ended. At first women have decided the medals destiny.
In the SCC the first stage demonstration of aikido has finished.
Head coach of Russian National Aikido Board about competitive element and self-perfection.
Kendo competitions are open now at SCC. Those who supposed that kendo is a martial art for contemplation were wrong.
On Monday, 21 October, in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex it will be time for aikido and kendo.
The World Combat Games kickboxing competitions begin with quarter-final bouts on Monday. But there's a long way to go as the winners will be decided on the final day of the Games.
Muay Thai semi-finals will be held in the Main arena at Yubileiny Sports Complex today. The first of the bouts starts at 6pm.
20 October finished in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex with men's team judo contest.
The president of SportAccord organization Marius Vizer shared his impressions from first days of the World Combat Games.
World Combat Games champions Sarah Tribou and Benjamin Latt (France) and Ivana Popadic from Serbia shared their emotions and opinions on their opponents.
Ivana Popadic from Serbia added a pinch of salt to a French golden cake after she won her final bout.
The men's team judo contest is over, again bringing team Japan on the podium in this martial art.
2012 world boxing champion Savannah Marshall insists there's a long road ahead to regain her best form.
The coach of Russian national team summerised the results of semi-final fights of Russians in men's Savate. Alexander Sidorkin lost to Ljubomir Cestic (Serbia) on points (3:0) and Alexey Sachivko beat Josip Gruic (Croatia).
A master class by Olympic champions 2012 Arsen Galstyan, Mansur Isaev and Tagir Khaibulaev took place today in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex. London Olympic Games leaders gave a few quite useful classes to young judokas.
On Sunday 6 men's quarter-finals in 4 weight classes on boxing were held.
All five French savateurs won their respective semi-final bouts on the second competitive day.
The list of judo men's team finalists and bronze competitors is set.
Russian Valentin Chebochakov in a close combat beat Mirlan Turkbai from Kyrgyzstan (2:1). After the fight Chebochakov shared his impressions about his start in competition.
Fathi Mira, France national savate team coach, shared his views on the results of the opening day.
Men's team contest quarterfinals have just finished.
On Sunday, 19 October the whole Sports and Concert Complex is looking at the judo mat where judo team contest takes place.
Three full medal sets will be on stake in savate at the Yubileiny Sports Complex on Sunday. Also a number of names of the bronze medalists in other categories will be revealed later today.
Boxing competition is starting on sunday. According to tournament regulations medals are guaranteed to some of participants even before their first fight.
On October, 19 judo came to St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.
Six French savateurs won their respective quarter-final fights today so there's only one Frenchman who lost his opening fixture and was eliminated. Four Russian athletes will compete for the places in savate finals.
Sumo tournament at World Combat Games finished positively for St. Petersburg: Russian athletes took the top places in both men's and women's open division.
On 19th october Muay Thai quaterfinals were held in all weight classes.
Women's team judo tournament is over.
Seven-time Muay Thai world champion and a winner of the first World Combat Games Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) won her first fight versus Zuunast Altansukh (Mongolia) by knockout. Valentina told that she is pleased with tournament organization and revealed her aim for the Games.
Akhmed Khaibulaev (Russia) was left disappointed after he lost to Igor Liubchenko (27-30) in Muay Thai quarter finals.
Sumo competitions are over. In the lightweight golden medals, both men and women, went in the asset of Japanese team.
Arslan Bagunov (Russia) is delighted with his win against Muhammad Kadir (Malaysia) in Muay Thai quarter finals but hopes to have revenge against his old enemy in the next round.
Tea Donguzashvili: «I can make an objective esteem of our chances, and they are rather poor. I'll try to put my girls in a struggling mood!»
The senior coach of the Russian women's Judo team shared her expectations of the team tournament semifinal.
Semifinalist of the Savate competition Viktor Slavinskyi from Ukraine who has beaten Timur Kosopalov from Russia in quaterfinal by the score of 3:0 shared his impressions from first fight at the World Combat Games.
Semifinalist of the Muay Thai competition Natalia Dyachkova told about her impressions from her first fight at the World Combat Games.
Semifinalist of the Muay Thai competition Oksana Kizhnerova shared her impressions abour her won in the first fight versus Michelle Louise Preston from New Zealand.
Olympic Champions Giving Master Classes On St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex Judo Mat.
Sumo tournament continues in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.
Muay Thai competitions at the World Combat Games begins with quarter finals in eleven categories (eight for men and three for women) on October, 19.
On October, 19 savate competitions at the World Combat Games begin with quarter finals in six weight categories (Combat) and in Canne de Combat (stick fighting) discipline as well.
Dmytry Kozak, the chairman of the Organising Committee for the SportAccord World Combat Games, has declared the WCG open today.
This Saturday, the 19 of October, in St. Petersburg SKK the masters of judo will come on a tatami. Besides, the sumo competition will continue - now in a lightweight rounds and in open division rounds.
World Combat Games opened on October, 18. First day in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex was entirely devoted to sumo: it showed the strongest in women's and men's middleweight and heavyweight. The final results are as follows:
Russian sumotori Anna Zhigalova won in the heavyweight category, having beaten Ivanna Berezovska from Ukraine to become a two-time champion of the tournament.
In quarterfinals of the heavyweight sumo tournament shone Alan Karaev: in a few seconds after the start of the match he literally threw his opponent Natsagdorj Dugersuren out of the dohyo.
The winner of the women's middleweight sumo tournament shared her impressions of the competition.
Men's Middleweight competitions are over. Athelets from Japan, Mongolia, Russia and Ukraine wrestled for two bronze medals along with silver and gold.
Women's middleweight sumo tournament ended with the triumph of Russian wrestler Svetlana Panteleeva.
Press conference will take place on October 18th at 5.00 pm, address - Saint Petersburg, Shpalernaya str., 37A. ITAR-TASS press center.
Wrestlers from 4 states – Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine and Japan – are to fight for the gold medal.
First day of the World Combat Games week started in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex with women's sumo in middleweightto heat up the dohyo from the very beginning.
World Combat Games in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex open with an oddity originating from Japan: sumo – wrestling for serious people.
The competition program of the World Combat Games will begin in the sports Complex Arena. Wrestlers will compete for awards in two weight categories for women and one for men.
The second edition of the Sportaccord World Combat Games will be starting in St. Petersburg on this Friday while its boxing competition on Sunday October 20.
A surprise is in store for all delegates of the World Combat Games!
The women boxing delegation of the United States of America contains three tough and experienced boxers who are on the top of the world and has got excellent expectations to win their weight classes in the upcoming Sportaccord World Combat Games which to be scheduled in St. Petersburg, Russia from October 18.
Registration is closing tomorrow so reserve your seat at this great event!
CITY TOUR PASS is a popular tourist programme, offering one-time free admission to main museums of Saint-Petersburg: the State Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the State Russian Museum, Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo State Museums-Reserves.
Aleksandr Karelin was nominated as the Ambassador of Wrestling by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles. He is a legend of Wrestling and it is an honour to have him represent Wrestling at the 2013 World Combat Games.
The presentation of the medals of the World Combat Games 2013 has taken place in St. Petersburg. There will be 135 sets of medals to compete for in total.
High quality programme, unique location and esteemed speakers.
The 2013 World Combat Games, taking place from 18-26 October in Saint Petersburg, will be used as a platform to raise awareness among all the participating athletes on the risks and rules related to sports betting and match-fixing.
It is a great honour to have “The Dragon” represent Kickboxing at 2013 World Combat Games. Wilson had a long and successful career in the ring.
Somrak needs no introduction to the fighting world: renowned Muaythai practitioner; Olympic gold medallist; movie star; and TV presenter.
The Sports Ambassadors Programme of 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games is pleased to announce Karina Aznavourian as one of its Ambassadors. She was appointed this honour by the Federation Internationale d’Escrime (FIE).
The International Kendo Federation has announced the names of athletes qualified to compete in 2013 World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg. The competitions in Kendo will be held from 20-22 October 2013.
September 13th in Bangkok, Thailand, will mark the official world launch of the World Combat Games Programme, called “RealPlayer”.
Yesterday, the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, The Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, accompanied by politicians and sports officials, as well as well-known athletes participated in the opening ceremony of the new Spartak sports complex on Krestovskiy Island in St. Petersburg.
Wrestling wins vote and will remain on the Olympic programme
World Combat Games kicks off Ambassador Programme
The International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) annouced the female athletes who will compete in the 51kg category at the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Federation Internationale de Savate has announced the names of 88 athletes from 26 countries who have qualified to compete in the World Combat Games.
The list of qualified athletes from the International Fencing Federation (FIE) to compete at the 2013 World Combat Games 18-26 October 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has been announced yesterday.
Two world champions were crowned on day one as the women’s -48kg and men’s –60kg judoka took to the tatami to launch the competition which is the first World Championships since 2011 as judo starred at the London 2012 Olympic Games last year.
IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer shared his thoughts and expectations for the 2013 World Championships on Thursday ahead of the IJF Congress which will take place at the Sofitel Hotel on Friday.
The 2013 World Combat Games has launched a photo contest on Facebook asking fans of all combat sports to post their best victory moment.
The 2013 World Combat Games launched a photo contest encouraging fans to post their 'Favorite Combat Sport' to the SportAccord's Facebook fan page wall.
The Russian Muaythai Championships will be held in Kemerovo at the Kuzbass Arena (Gagarina st., 124) from the 18th to 22nd of August with the participation of some 150 athletes from more than 30 Russian regions.
The four-day competition, which attracted 77 countries and 530 judoka, was high on quality as several outstanding talents stamped their mark on the biggest competition of their budding careers. Judo fans around the world were introduced to the sport’s leading young judoka who are on way their way to becoming household names in judo.
Italian Ariana Errigo and Russian Veniamin Reshetnikov took the gold with amazing performance at the centennial world championships.
The 2013 FIE World Championships competitions will take place 5-12 August in Budapest, Hungary.
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) decided this spring to create a world rankings list of the top wrestlers for the three Olympic styles to promote wrestling in the media, the 177 national wrestling federations and among fans worldwide.
The 2-day meetings take place in Lausanne and discuss preparation progress to the World Combat Games.
Last week SportAccord Director General Vlad Marinescu and SportAccord Multi-Sports Games Executive Director George Yerolimpos, made a visit to Saint Petersburg. Together with Pavel Zhuravlev, Head of the 2013 World Combat Games Directorate, they inspected the official venues and hotels of the 2013 World Combat Games.
On Day Two of its 2013-2014 Meeting, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee (EC) awarded the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships to the city of Doha (Qatar).
The 2013 World Combat Games Directorate and SportAccord met in Lausanne from 18-19 July in further preparations to the event.
Chungwon Choue has been re-elected to serve a fourth four-year term as President of the World Taekwondo Federation at the organisation's general assembly in Puebla. The 65-year-old South Korean held on to his seat at the top of the sport's world governing body unopposed after his only challenger Hong Moon-Jong, a member of South Korea's National Assembly, pulled out of the race for the position last week, despite controversially calling for a "single candidacy" – that would have seen Choue to step aside to give him a free run at the Presidency – earlier this year.
The audience of the 2013 World Combat Games will not be limited to hundreds of thousands citizens and visitors of St. Petersburg in October. The competitions will be aired live to all of Russia as well as 50 other countries worldwide. VGTRK (The Russian State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company) will be the official broadcaster of the World Combat Games for Russia while IEC In Sports, a media company active in distribution of television rights to sport events, will support international broadcasting and TV rights on all continents.
The 2013 World Combat Games Directorate in partnership with Russia's leading ticket operator Kassir.ru, launched the online sales program. The price of tickets range from €7- €125.
We have a very important milestone - 100 days until the start of the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013.
In a mere month's time, the 2013 FIE World Championships competitions will kick off in Budapest, Hungary. More than 800 fencers are expected in Hungary’s capital to determine who is best in the world of fencing in twelve title events from 5 -12 August
The 2013 Junior European Championship will start next week in Skopje, Macedonia.
LAUSANNE, 1 JULY 2013 - TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE CURRENT AND FUTURE PLANNED ACTIVITIES OF SPORTACCORD, THE COUNCIL OF THE ORGANISATION DECIDED TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE MANAGEMENT.
June 27 - Saint Petersburg. World Combat Games is an example of expert marketing and business partnership. A round table press conference, called “Sport as a national idea and the economy of sport and sports business” took place at the Astoria hotel in Saint Petersburg
The WKF President Antonio Espinós, in his quality of European Karate Federation President, has travelled to Baku (Azerbaijan) to officially formalize the participation of Karate in the 2015 European Games. This project was approved last December in Rome by the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) presided by Mr. Patrick Hickey.
Panama City, Panama - The Pan American Sambo Championships were held in Panama on 15-16, June 2013
The prestigious British agency Skytrax held the World Airline Awards ceremony at Paris Air Show on June 18th 2013. The Official Carrier of the 2013 World Combat Games won the award in the “Most Improved Airline” category. It is the first Russian airline to win the award in this category, the carrier’s press-service reports.
The opening day of the first Judo Grand Prix in America captivated the iconic tourist resort of Miami as the stars of the World Judo Tour competed at the Doral Legends Ballroom on Saturday.
The IJF and USA Judo teamed up to hold training clinics on Wednesday and Thursday to ensure the first Miami Grand Prix will create a lasting legacy for the sport in the city.
IJF President Mr. Marius L. VIZER shares a special message to the sport family after being elected as the new SportAccord President
Saint Petersburg, Russia – Nenad Lalovic, the newly elected President of FILA, expressed the organization’s satisfaction following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board decision to include wrestling as one of the sports under consideration for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games.
The General Assembly of SportAccord has elected Marius Vizer as the new President of SportAccord. The appointment is effective immediately after the closing of the Statutory General Assembly. This term will be held until 2015.
All 15 sports which will participate in the 2013 World Combat Games were demonstrated at the SportAccord Convention
A successful press conference on the preparation of the World Combat Games at the SportAccord Convention
“Preparation for SportAccord World Combat Games” Press-Conference took place today, 27.05.2013 at the SportAccord Convention in St. Petersburg, Russi
The International Judo Federation is pleased to announce Ezio Gamba as its Judo Ambassador for the 2013 World Combat Games
Mr. Ezio Gamba has been appointed the Judo Ambassador for the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Ambassador Programme.
WAKO is in the middle of its World Cup circuit as we are every year and the numbers of the activity is at a top level. World Cups as Austrian Classics, Irish Open, World Cup Szeged and Best Fighter in Rimini really concentrate the activities in Europe in this spring period as a preparation to the World Championships later this year.
SportAccord and 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Directorate invites media to attend the press conference “Preparation of the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 18 – 26, 2013” which will take place during the SportAccord Convention.
The VI International Congress «Sport, People and Health» will be held within the framework of the Cultural Program
The VI International Congress «Sport, People and Health» will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) on October 18-20, 2013 within the framework of the Cultural Program of the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013.
The International Kendo Federation is pleased to announce Yoshimitsu Takeyasu as its Kendo Ambassador for the 2013 World Combat Games.
SoprtAccord and 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Directorate invites your media to attend the press conference “Preparation of the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 18 – 26, 2013” which will take place during the SportAccord Convention.
Finland's first international competition of 2013, the Gee Bee Tournament, was held in Helsinki last weekend where women boxers competed in two weight categories.
The WCG 2013 Sports Ambassadors represent International Sports Federations and are appointed for a special and a very noble assignment – to become a symbol of the Sport.
Porec, 15 April 2013 – On the last of the 2013 Cadet and Junior World Championships, the USA and Italy won the titles in women’s sabre and men’s foil. More than 1100 young athletes age 13-20 took part in the 10-day event in Porec, Croatia
The cultural program of SportAccord World Combat Games 2013 started with the children’s painting competition in St. Petersburg.
Poreč, 5 April 2013 – From 6 to 15 April, the world’s best cadet and junior fencers will gather in Poreč, Croatia, to compete in the 2013 Fencing Cadet and Junior World Championships.
The 2013 Asian Juniors & Cadets Championships were held from 3 to 11 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Overall, 675 participants participated in the events, 310 cadets and 365 juniors, all weapons included, representing 34 countries. This is a record of participation in the Asian Juniors & Cadets Championships, which proves that fencing has been significantly developing in Asia.
On the occasion of the IFMA World Muaythai Kids & Junior Championships in Istanbul, Natalie Mills, DFSU Project Manager, was invited by IFMA to give a presentation to coaches and national federation executives on how to prevent doping.
The presentation of the Licensing Program of the World Combat Games 2013 took place in Moscow “Crocus City” exhibition Centre. It is a startup of the powerful promotion of a Multi-Sports Event brand which already attracted the attention of major Russian companies.
President Vladimir Putin inspected the fitness of Russian national combat teams to take part in World Combat Games 2013, during the official opening of a new multipurpose building at the Sambo-70 on Wednesday, 13.
The IJF President welcomed the Croatian Judo Federation together with the Minister of Science, Education and Sport and his deputy, in Budapest, for an important meeting.
Lausanne, 11 March 2013 – The English version of the official event website of the 2013 Fencing World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, has been launched.
On March 4, the logo and the mascots for World Combat Games 2013 were unveiled in the President Hall of RIA «Novosti» agency. Head of the Games Directorate Pavel Zhuravliov, Director General of «Animaccord» company Dmitry Loveyko, world five-time sumo champion Alan Karayev and world two-time wushu champion Daria Tarasova took part in the conference.
The lovely city of Istanbul will soon be hosting the IFMA World Muaythai Kids & Junior Championships in a celebration of fun and cultural exchange, with some friendly competition.
This year the Muaythai Day festival in Thailand was organized with the joint cooperation of the Royal Thai Government, National Culture Com-mission, Ministry of Culture and IFMA and the WMC.
FIE Executive Committee confirms qualification system for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games
The Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) confirmed the qualification systems for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN) and the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games in St-Petersburg (RUS) during its session in Lausanne this weekend.
The newly appointed Culture Minister of Thailand, HE Mr. Sontaya Kunplome, who was the Sports Minister at the time when IFMA successfully became GAISF (SportAccord) recognised, hosted a special meeting at the ministry with the President of the World Muaythai Council (WMC), General Chetta Thanajaro, the President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) and International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the General Secretary of IFMA, Mr. Stephan Fox, and many other notable representatives.
Mr. Alisher Usmanov, FIE President, announced that a “Specialized Endowment Fund to Support Veterans Fencing” has been created. The Fund is capitalized with USD 10 000 000, the amount allocated by the International Charity Fund For the Future of Fencing and donated by Mr. A. Usmanov, who has become the Fund’s Trustee.