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Open Letter from FIAS Vice President Mr. M.G.Shultz
During more than three years the direction of FIAS represented by its president Shestakov V.B. tries to create private commercial organization using the platform created during long-time history of development called SAMBO.
Essentially it is an attempt of theft, probably, with the aim of further sell of our kind of sport. For this it is used the tactics of defamation of people and organizations that occupied with sambo development throughout their life. These are attempts of liquidation or compulsion to sell famous successful projects in Sambo.
[May 19, 2013]

Results and Statistics of 2013 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship
(Metuchen, NJ)

   Our Winners

   Championship Statistic

    [May 6, 2013]

!!! Update !!!
USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations

[April 21, 2013]

Weigh-In locations
Saturday May 4, 2013 from 6:00 8:00 PM
Hotel CROWNE PLAZA - The Official Hotel of the tournament!
We have reserved a preferred rate of $109+tax for SAMBO Tournament participants. Please contact Hotel representative for details.
For Reservations: +1 877 834 3613

Saturday May 4, 2013 from 4:00 5:30 PM
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Meeting of FIAS Executive Committee - what's new?
We are forwarding to your attention the materials to the issues on Agenda of the FIAS EB meeting held on the 22.03.2013 in Moscow, which had been planned to, but were not correspondingly reviewed ...
[March 24, 2013]

Pan-American Federation Congress
The Congress of the Pan-American Amateur SAMBO Federation was held in Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic. Five representatives out of 7 its official Members have been presented. The 6th official Member - the Panama, provided its voice with the power of attorney. Presidents and other members of the National Federations discussed the past results, the present issues and the future positive developments of SAMBO in to the American continent
[March 4, 2013]

Latest coomunications from various National SAMBO Federations in response to inadequate actions taken by President of FIAS, Mr. V.Shestakov.
[February 10, 2013]

USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations have been published
[January 5, 2013]

Latest from 2012 World SAMBO Championships
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[October 15, 2012]
World Championship among masters
[October 21, 2012]
XXXVI World Sports and Combat Sambo Championships adults
[November 12, 2012]
World Cup among students
[December 03, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS Vice President Dr. Jack Kogan
[October 5, 2012]

International Sports Games "CHILDREN OF ASIA"
SAMBO: results of the first day

[July 6, 2012]

Sport will join the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda
[July 4, 2012]

We congratulate all the sports journalists on their professional holiday!
[July 2, 2012]

Results of A. Astakhov Memorial World Cup Stage
[July 2, 2012]

SAMBO in CHILDREN OF ASIA Program of International Sports Games
[June 29, 2012]

A week of SAMBO in Morocco
[June 26, 2012]

Picture from SAMBO Tournament Wins the Grand Prix of International Photo Contest
[June 25, 2012]

Fedor Emelianenko has retired from MMA, but will continue to compete in SAMBO
[June 22, 2012]

Yuri Potapov Memorial in Vladivostok
[June 22, 2012]

Ivan Egorov is appointed as Adviser to the FIAS President
[June 21, 2012]

The FIAS President visited the capital of the Universiade 2013 as part of a working trip
[June 20, 2012]

Asian SAMBO Championship: New leaders and new opportunities for the Asian SAMBO
[June 20, 2012]

[June 1, 2012]

Results of the International tournament Paris Grand Prix
[May 31, 2012]

[May 31, 2012]

Video of the best moments of the European Championship 2012
[May 28, 2012]

SAMBO Legends in Moscow
[May 23, 2012]

Birthday of Lord Simon Reading
[May 22, 2012]

Europe Championship: the Final Day
[May 21, 2012]

Europe Championship: Day Two
[May 20, 2012]

European Championship: Day First
[May 19, 2012]

We congratulate Sergey Eliseev on the election as the President of European SAMBO Federation
[May 18, 2012]

European SAMBO Championship in Moscow: Condition No. 1
[May 17, 2012]

Only a Few Days Left until the European SAMBO Championship in Moscow
[May 12, 2012]

The ways of SAMBO: from Tokyo to Kazan
[May 11, 2012]

SAMBO in USA: Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
[May 10, 2012]

SAMBO in program of Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
[May 5, 2012]

SAMBO at the Seminar of European Olympic Committees
[May 2, 2012]

World Cup 2012 for Juniors and Youth: Preparations Have Begun!
[April 20, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part two
[April 12, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part one
[April 11, 2012]

Results of European SAMBO Championship in Bucharest (Romania)
[April 10, 2012]

Vasily Shestakov: interview on the occasion of his birthday
[April 9, 2012]

Best moments of "Kharlampiev Memorial" on Sports Hub
[April 9, 2012]

Valery Safronov passed away
[April 5, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS President Vasily Shestakov
[April 4, 2012]

Croatian SAMBO Federation and FIAS: a road to the medals of the European Champ
[April 3, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A.Kharlampiev Memorial" - Results and Evaluations
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" at the Sports Hub
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO and the British Commonwealth
[March 29, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Two
[March 26, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Day
[March 25, 2012]

Results of the German national championships on sports and combat sambo
[March 23, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - for the Media
[March 21, 2012]

World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" - Soon in Moscow
[March 13, 2012]

SAMBO seminars in Cameroon
[March 7, 2012]

Yakub Koblev passed away
[March 5, 2012]

Results of the Spain national championship on sports sambo
[March 5, 2012]

The Triumph of Belarusian Samb-athletes
[February 24, 2012]

International A-Category Tournament in the Prizes of the President of Republic of Belarus
[February 22, 2012]

XII International Research and Practice Conference in the memory of Professor Evgeniy Mikhaylovich Chumakov "SAMBO WALKS THE PLANET"
[February 17, 2012]

Results of the French national championship on sports sambo
[February 15, 2012]

Key Events in FIAS Sport Calendar 2012
[February 9, 2012]

Results of Sambo World Cup stage in prizes of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbaev
[January 30, 2012]

Regulations the individual SAMBO World Cup (M&W) 2012
[January 26, 2012]

Sambo World Cup Stage for the Awards of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
[January 25, 2012]

Updated weight categories for SAMBO competitors among cadets (15-16 years) and teenagers a (13-14 years)
[January 23, 2012]

New President of Japan Sambo Federation Elected
[January 23, 2012]

FIAS presentation at the Congress of the International Sport Press Association in Innsbruck
[January 16, 2012]

We congratulate Fdor melianenko on his victory!
[January 10, 2012]

Birthday of Mr. Herve Gheldman
[January 5, 2012]

Open SAMBO Championship of Austria
[December 30, 2011]

Results of the International Youth and Juniors Tournament "P. Ejgminas Memorial"
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Fernando Compte
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Birthday of Leonid Popovici
[December 19, 2011]

Birthday of Merabi Iliadis
[December 16, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mikhail Shultz
[December 9, 2011]

Results of the Austrian Open hampionship on sports and combat SAMBO
[December 7, 2011]

SAMBO Legend Fedor Emelianenko inducted into the "Champions for Peace" club
[December 5, 2011]

Ukraine would like to host the European and World hampionships
[December 2, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Vasily Perchik
[December 2, 2011]

Results of the International tournament "SAMBO-Germaniade"
[November 30, 2011]

The Romanian sambo federation is officially recognized by the Sports Ministry of the country
[November 29, 2011]

In Vien will pass the first Austrian Open SAMBO Championship
[November 24, 2011]

Today's SAMBO birthday
[November 16, 2011]

SAMBO at "Russia 2" TV Channel
[November 15, 2011]

The final day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: the final day
[November 13, 2011]

Second day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 12, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 2
[November 12, 2011]

First day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 11, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 1
[November 11, 2011]

XXIII Congress of the International Amateur Sambo Federation
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships Opening Press Conference
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships in Lithuania: four days before start
[November 7, 2011]

SAMBO at "Sport 2" TV Channel
[October 26, 2011]

Final results of World Cup 2011- 6 stages
[October 21, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day three, the final one
[October 16, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day two
[October 15, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: first day and first medals
[October 14, 2011]

Legendary Russian athlete has passed away
[October 13, 2011]

Television and SAMBO: first steps towards each other
[October 13, 2011]

"Youth to Sport!" campaign in Tanzania and Burundi
[October 6, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the XXXV World Sports and Combat Sambo Championship
[October 3, 2011]

In SAMBO World Championship Symbols The Oldest Legends of Lithuania Are Hidden
[September 30, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Josef BART
[September 29, 2011]

Birthday of Fedor Emelyanenko
[September 28, 2011]

Riga - the capital of youth SAMBO
[September 23, 2011]

SAMBO World Cup event for A.A. Aslakhanov's prizes
[September 15, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the World SAMBO Championship among juniors and youth
[September 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: a month till the start
[September 13, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mohamed Dalil Scalli
[August 31, 2011]

SAMBO in Israel
[August 30, 2011]

Birthday of Nikolay Lents
[August 24, 2011]

SAMBO at the Summer Diplomatic Games
[August 20, 2011]

Birthday of Andrey Klyamko
[August 17, 2011]

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[August 14, 2011]

Today is the birthday of Mr. Rudas Eduardas
[August 10, 2011]

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[August 9, 2011]

Second SportAccord World Combat Games in Russia
[July 25, 2011]

SAMBO at the Sports Hub
[July 5, 2011]

SAMBOs Asian tour
[July 4, 2011]

Mr. Jean Isao SATO Departure
[June 16, 2011]

FIAS Executive Board Meeting
[June 12, 2011]

Championship Asia
[June 7, 2011]

V President of the Russian Federation Cup in Sambo. Results
[May 30, 2011]

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[May 16, 2011]

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FIAS and AIPS sign partnership agreement
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[April 18, 2011]

International seminar sports judges
[April 15, 2011]

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[April 13, 2011]

Pan-American and American SAMBO Federations are extremely thankful for the financial support provided by FIAS in preparation of 2011 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship!
We are very grateful to FIAS and personally Mr. V.Shestakov for the financial support and appreciate their commitment to this annual Championship. The funding will assist us with the quality of the Championship as well as its marketing/publicity plans.
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[April 12, 2011]

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[April 4, 2011]

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[March 28, 2011]

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[March 27, 2011]

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[March 18, 2011]

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[February 28, 2011]

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SAMBO World Cup Stage "A.Kharlampiev Memorial" - Results and Evaluations

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A.Kharlampiev Memorial" that was held on March 25-26 in Moscow Universal Sports Hall Druzhba is now over.

We would like to remind you that Universal Sports Hall Druzhba is located on Moscow River Embankment and has the shape of a sea star. It was built for Olympic Games XXII in 1980; its name symbolizes the cooperation of 15 sports for which the Sports Hall was designed, on the one hand, and on the other, the idea of FRIENDSHIP ("Druzhba" in Russian) included in the concept of sport itself.

But, despite the sports FRIENDSHIP, 200 athletes from 26 countries of the world who came together for this Moscow Stage had to determine the strongest ones in tough competition and to choose champions and prize winners in 22 weight categories of sports and combat SAMBO.

During the 2 competition days, the audience saw a lot of exciting bouts. The most memorable one was the final in the most prestigious women's weight category: over 80 kg. Irina Rodina, Russia - the most titular sambist of our time, the 11-time World Champion - competed with Nina Kutro-Kelly, USA, bronze medalist of World Cup 2011. By the way, both girls are also quite successful outside of their sports life: Nina is an English teacher, Irina is the director of a large fitness center in Perm, Russia).

This bout was very intense but it resulted in the victory of the experienced Russian sportswoman as expected. Nina got the prestigious silver medal and a valuable experience that is always given in the final of such an important tournament. Here is what the leader of the American team told us right after the final.

Nina Cutro-Kelly, USA national team athlete, silver medalist (+80kg)

About the tournament

I'm pleased with this tournament and with my result on it. For me this Stage is only second sambo competition. Earlier I used to do judo. Sports practice on such serious tournament is very important for me. Hkarlampiev Cup is really hard, all the athletes are strong. But now, after the fight, I feel very good.

By the way, for me it's the first visit to Moscow. But I hadn't got enough time to see the city.

About herself

I have good skills. I pay a lot of attention to the ground work. But I hadn't got enough experience. I'm in a good shape for my weight category. I'm training for 6 days a week, I run a lot and work with weights.

About sambo

Sambo has a great meaning in my life. It's a perfect chance. New possibility. Sambo makes me really happy.

The sports festival that brought joy and happiness to so many people does not leave our capital for a long time. A.A. Kharlampiev Memorial was - both for Moscow and for the National SAMBO Federation - the final rehearsal of the Europe Championship that will be held on May 17-21 in the same Druzhba Sports Hall.

By the way, at the last European Championship that was held in the capital of Bulgaria, the team of France caused a sensation. They won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals, and took the 4th place in team classification as the result. In Sofia Sports Hall "Universiade", the French hymn was played for the first time in the history of international SAMBO tournaments, as French representative of combat SAMBO, Champion in the weight category "up to 100 kg" Nicholas Mbog went up to the upper step of the podium. In the final he won an impressive victory over the Bulgarian Ivan Stoyanov.

The successfully developing French team drew our attention, and we talked to one of the athletes from that national team - Francois Drouilly.

Francois Drouilly, French national team athlete, 90 kg

About tournament

These competitions are very important for me. Moscow stage is a serious part of physical and psychological preparation for the European championship, that will be held in Moscow in May. It is so important to find your own, optimal form and to get your necessary level. Unfortunately, I can't be pleased with my result on the "Kharlampiev's memorial". Russian athletes are very strong for sure.

About self-experience

I do sambo only 2 years. I came from judo after the regulations in judo have been changed.

About love to sambo

I love this sport for it's dignity, nobility, real force. Sambo teaches to work a lot. It's not only trainings and competitions. It is a great part of me. Sambo is the way of life.

During these days, "Druzhba" brought together the most devoted SAMBO fans. One of them is the General Secretary of the European SAMBO Federation, and the President of the Italian SAMBO Federation Mr. Roberto Ferraris. By the way, Italia is going to host SAMBO Europe Championship 2013.

Roberto Ferraris, Secretary General of the European sambo federation, president of the Italian sambo federation

About tournament

"Kharlampiev's Memorial" is great tradition. I have been on these competitions a lot of times: when I was an athlete, when I was a coach and now as a manager. The level of the Moscow stage is up and it's organization is developing with every year. That's why I always come here with pleasure.

About self-impression

I have a lot of good memories from "Kharlampiev's memorial". Every time during this Stage I have a real nostalgia. I met here a great number of my colleagues and friends from my sports life (by the way, my sports life began at 1979, when I took part in my first sambo competition). At first, when I see the carpet, these words are coming to my mind: "Diet! A lot of diets" (laughing). Really, it was a very hard work to stay always in a shape before the tournaments.

About Italian sambo

In our country we are actively developing this sport. In Italy we don't have yet such a great sambo tradition, so we have a lot of work before us. It is permanent and hard job. I'm heading federation for 10 years, and during this time we have done a lot. Nowadays we have huge number of interesting seminars for referees and training programs for athletes. We have even organized a training camp for children. Developing sambo is very important thing, because it not only makes your body stronger. Sambo makes stronger your spirit.

The upcoming Europe Championship 2013 will give new impetus to the popularization of SAMBO and will surely promote the successful development of this sport in Italia.

The tournament became bright event in the world SAMBO and was highly praised by FIAS President Vasily Shestakov. The Head of international SAMBO commented on the importance of this "Memorial":

"SAMBO World Cup, now divided into 4 stages, is one of the key events in the sports calendar of the sambists of the world. The Moscow Stage proved it as it gave spectacular bouts to the audience and hot competition to the sportsmen. By the way, I am sure that the fight for the Cup we see this year will enhance the level of SAMBO development worldwide and thus extend its geography.

For this reason, it will surely be very hard for the today's World Champions to defend their titles at the World Championship in Minsk in November. It will give considerable advantage for us, SAMBO fans, as the tough competition makes this sport interesting and attractive".

Thus, the World Cup Stage in Moscow (the second one this year after Uralsk, Kazakhstan) is now over. The sambists will have the opportunity to continue the fight for the top of the Cup classification at "A. Astakhov Memorial" (Karakas, Venezuela, June 28 - July 1) and at the World cup Stage for the prizes of A. Aslakhanov (Russia, October 5-8).

Photo by Yuri Hramov's photoproject "We live on this Earth": Jane Vaneeva, Alexandr Terentiev, Anastasia Krasnovskaya, Karina Petrova, Eugene Hramov, Alexandr Hramtsov; FIAS