Wrestling

Iran to launch historic women's belt wrestling programme

By Emily Goddard

Iranian Wrestling Federation international department head Farnaz Panahi and United World Wrestling Bureau member Rodica Yaksi attended the Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran with Badrolmolouk Kahrangi and a fellow dignitary ©Tim Foley/United World WrestlingThe Iranian Wrestling Federation has announced it will launch its first ever belt wrestling programme for women in the country to train and compete in the sport.

American team for home Freestyle World Cup to include two Olympic champions

By Liam Morgan

Olympic freestyle champion Jordan Burroughs has been confirmed as part of the United States roster for the Freestyle World Cup in April ©Getty ImagesUSA Wrestling have confirmed Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner will compete at the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, due to be staged at The Forum in Los Angeles on April 11 and 12.

USA Wrestling announce launch of Women's Wrestling Week

By Liam Morgan

USA Wrestling have announced the week of March 2 to 8 will be Womens Wrestling WeekUSA Wrestling, the governing body for the sport in the United States, have announced that March 2 to 8 will be designated "Women's Wrestling Week" across the nation.

Azerbaijan claim first-ever Greco-Roman World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Azerbaijan's Rasul Chunayev holds aloft the UWW Greco-Roman World Cup ©United World WrestlingAzerbaijan claimed their first-ever United World Wrestling (UWW) Greco-Roman World Cup after beating Russia in the final by the narrowest of margins in Tehran. 

Azerbaijan reach first-ever Greco-Roman World Cup final as hosts Iran falter

By Daniel Etchells

Two-time world silver medallist Saman Tahmasebi (left) led Azerbaijan to their first-ever Greco-Roman World Cup final ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan secured their place in the final of the United World Wrestling (UWW) Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran, marking the first time they have achieved the feat. 

Marshall Islands gearing up to stage United World Wrestling Oceania Championships

By Daniel Etchells

The 2015 United World Wrestling Oceania Championships will take place in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands ©UWWThe Marshall Islands Wrestling Federation (MIWF) is preparing to host the 2015 United World Wrestling (UWW) Oceania Championships in Majuro next month. 

Kosovo recognised by United World Wrestling as part of sweeping reform agenda

By Paul Osborne 

United World Wrestling has confirmed substantial changes to its sports presentation, including colour changes to its mats and uniforms, and approved the provisional recognition of the Wrestling Federation of Kosovo ©UnitedWordlWrestlingUnited World Wrestling has today confirmed substantial changes to its sports presentation, including colour changes to its mats and uniforms, while the Wrestling Federation of Kosovo has been approved as a provisional member.

French Olympic wrestler handed year ban for missing doping tests

By Paul Osborne

Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year after missing doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance's Beijing 2008 Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for one year for missing doping tests.

United World Wrestling launches campaign to develop sport for women

By Paul Osborne

United World Wrestling is launching a campaign that focuses on the development of women in wrestling ©United World WrestlingUnited World Wrestling has launched a new campaign to focus on the development of women in the sport across the globe.
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