Budapest Awarded 2018 World Championships, Scheduling Changes Announced

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (October 3) – The executive committee of United World Wrestling has announced that Budapest has been selected to host the 2018 Wrestling World Championships.

The Hungarian city was also selected to host the 2017 U-23 European Wrestling Championships, one of United World Wrestling newest premier events.

Budapest -- who is preparing to host the 2016 Non-Olympic Weight Wrestling World Championships December 10-11 at the SYMA Sports and Conference Centre -- last hosted the world championships in September 2013.

United World Wrestling also named Kharkhov, Ukraine as the new host of the Freestyle Wrestling Club World Cup December 8-9. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Iran. Budapest will host the Greco-Roman Wrestling Club World Cup on the same dates, just prior to the non-Olympic weight world championships.

The 2017 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup and Greco-Roman World Cup have swapped dates, with the former now being competed February 16-17 in Tehran and the latter March 16-17.

Host city applications for the 2019 Wrestling World Championships are currently being reviewed with a selection due by the end of the year.