Thursday, April 21, 2011

St Petersburg to host 2013 World Combat Games

Sambo is one of the major events in this Combat Games the equivalent to the Olympic Games and the British Sambo Federation will be sending a team. Our selection will start as of now we will be seeing the progress of our athletes over the coming 3 years what competitions they enter, what seminars they attend etc. Those who will represent GB will be chosen by a selection committee not by a one of trials So if you are interested in competing in this prestigious event let us know now. NO JOHNY COME LATELY FOR BRITISH SAMBO

St. Petersburg to host the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games 08/04/2011 London, 8 April 2011 – St. Petersburg has been announced as the host city of the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games. SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen and Mikhail Ossievski, First Deputy Governor of St. Petersburg, exchanged the Host City contract during today’s SportAccord General Assembly.

2013 will see the second edition of the SportAccord World Combat Games. Savate and Fencing will be new on the programme. ‘We are happy that two more sports want to join the World Combat Games’, says Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord. ‘This shows that our concept is appreciated by our members and that they want to take this additional opportunity to promote their sports.’

Mikhail Ossievski adds: “Martial arts have always been popular, among the numerous sports practiced in St. Petersburg. More than 35 000 children and youngsters go to sports schools and sports clubs where they do wrestling, boxing, fencing, karate, wushu, taekwondo and other kinds of martial arts. There are hundreds of sports clubs in the city and we think that the World Combat Games will further propagate healthy lifestyle among the population and promote the philosophy of good will inherent in the sports.”

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