British sambo athlete Matthew Clempner has signed a contract with mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company M-1 Global.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) have approved rules on athletes hoping to switch nationalities.
Sambo is to introduce a system of colour-graded belts such as the ones used in other martial arts.
A Russian-language only sambo referees seminar has taken place in Moscow to help improve the standard of officiating in the sport.
Hosts Russia claimed 17 of the 27 gold medals on offer at the Sambo World Cup in Moscow, where a total of six nations tasted victory at least once.
Israel has hosted a sambo tournament in memory of team member Alex Nerush, a prominent young chemist and a national judo champion.
Future Russian air stewards attended a sambo training class at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport to learn self-defence techniques which could help deal with unruly passengers.
The Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) has reported the death of their vice president Tsend Damdin at the age of 61.
Roman Novikov, a member of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) Commission for the Promotion of Sambo among the Disabled, has said the organisation are looking to establish a training model of the sport for visually impaired and blind children.
Tokyo has staged the 2018 edition of the Japanese Sambo Championships, with more than 100 athletes claimed to have taken part in the event.
Exhibition sambo fights have been included on the programme of the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers.
The growth of youth sambo in Croatia has been praised after a children's tournament was held in Belišće.
Dmitry Maksimov, the sports director of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), will host a masterclass of the sport with Intesa Bank customers in Moscow.
Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa has visited the country's National Sambo Championships.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) held a coaching seminar at the Cyprus University of Sports with participants including sambo clubs from Nicosia and Limassol.