The National Kazakhstan Sambo Championships were held earlier this month in Atyrau and saw more than 300 athletes from 16 teams competing.
More than 100 athletes took part in the Japan Sambo Championships for the Cup of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Sambo Russian President's Cup is set to be hosted for the eighth time at the Japan Sambo Championships in Tokyo in Japan on February 9 - the 46th national championships in the country.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) Referees International Seminar has taken place in Madrid, with a new format to the three-day event.
The senior coach of Belarus' national sambo team, Vyacheslav Kot, has been awarded the Order of Honor by the country's President Alexander Lukashenko.
A group of 10 countries were represented at the 13th edition of the Memorial of Pranciškus Eigminas international sambo tournament in Vilnius.
International Sambo Federation President reflects on successful year for sport in season's greetings message
International Sambo Federation (FIAS) President Vasily Shestakov has claimed a few more steps have been taken towards the sport being fully recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during 2019.
Pilipinas Sambo Federation chairman Karlo Nograles has described the sport as an emerging medal source for the Philippines after an impressive performance at the recently-concluded Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country.
Mongolian Sambo Federation head Dorjpalam Gerel has pledged to further develop the sport in the country after winning the Best President prize at the Burte Chono sports awards.
French women have been given a unique insight into self-defence, with specific techniques and advice from the sport of sambo.
Moscow has hosted the third edition of the Russian Sambo Championships for blind and visually impaired athletes.
International Sambo Federation (FIAS) President Vasily Shestakov has reflected on an historic year, as FIAS celebrates the 81st anniversary of the sport.
Russia won six golds from six finals contested and swept all three team titles at the International Sambo Federation World Championships here.
By Patrick O'Kane in Cheongju
Cameroon's Maxwel Djantou Nana hopes to be an ambassador for African sambo after delivering a World Championship silver medal here in Cheongju.