International Sambo Federation (FIAS) President Vasily Shestakov has claimed he is hopeful that full Olympic recognition for the sport will be considered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) later this year.
A virtual exhibition has been created celebrating the life of Yevgeny Mikhailovich Chumakov, a revered Russian sambo coach who brought through several generations of champions and is considered one the sport's founding fathers.
National Sambo Federation of Ukraine President Vadim Rogach has welcomed the return of competition amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Roman Novikov of Russia has been appointed President of the Sambo for the Blind Charitable Foundation.
Organisers expected more than 700 athletes to compete at the Russian Sambo Championships later this month, with places on offer at international events for medallists.
A scientific conference held in memory of Yevgeny Mikhailovich Chumakov, considered one of sambo’s founding fathers, has been postponed because of the coronavirus situation in Russia.
A new sambo venue is set to be built in Krasnodar as the Russian city prepares to launch a bid to stage the European Championships in 2024.
Cypriot Sambo Federation President Marios Andreou has spoken of his desire to create a "fully-fledged sambo school" in the country as he looks to provide more opportunities for children to take up the sport.
The Japan Sambo Championships and Russian President's Cup have been postponed until July 25, when the Olympics are due to be underway, because of coronavirus concerns.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) is set to host an educational online training session next week to help prevent injuries in the sport and improve performance.
The annual Japanese Sambo Championships, is still set to be held in Tokyo on February 7, despite the state of emergency declared in the city due to COVID-19.
Combat sambo under-74-kilogram world champion Vladislav Rudniev and women's under-64kg world champion Anastasia Shevchenko have been named Ukraine's top sambists for 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the international sambo calendar, with this month's European Sambo Cup in Romania having to be postponed.
Roman Novikov, a member of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) Commission for Athletes with Disabilities, deems 2020 a productive year for blind sambo off the back of international rules being approved by the FIAS.
Uzbek sambist Sarbon Ernazarov claims the attitude towards sambo in his country has "changed a lot" as the combat sport’s popularity continues to rise.