Lalovic Visits Beijing, Chinese National Olympic Training Centre

By United World Wrestling Press

BEIJING (February 15) – United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic paid a two-day visit to Beijing earlier this week in an effort to bolster an already productive relationship with the Chinese Wrestling Federation.

During the visit, Lalovic who is also a member of the IOC Executive Board, met with the Chinese NOC representative Mr. Zhenhua CAI; Mr. Jinqiang ZHOU, former President of Chinese Weightlifting, Wrestling and Judo Federation; Mrs. Xia ZHANG, the newly appointed President of Chinese Wrestling Federation; and Mr. Shenghui DONG, Secretary General of Chinese Wrestling Federation.

Lalovic focused the group’s conversations on strategic collaborations between the Chinese Wrestling Federation and United World Wrestling.

Lalovic also inspected the Chinese National Olympic Training Centre and watched China’s national team prepare for the upcoming Asian Championships in Kyrgyzstan. He praised the facilities and encouraged the athletes to be prepared for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic Training Centre was recently recognized as the official United World Wrestling High Performance Training Centre in Asia.
“China is an economic powerhouses and a key influencer in the Olympic Movement,” said Lalovic. The development of wrestling in Asia requires China’s support and leadership.”

Mrs. Xia Zhang added, “We will follow the leadership of President Lalovic and provide as much support as we can to further advance our effort in the promotion and development of the sport of wrestling in Asia and worldwide.

MOU, ISF, Lalovic, Signing, School Sport Federation

United World Wrestling Signs MOU with International School Sport Federation

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (September 11) -- United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC and International School Sports Federation president Laurent PETRYNKA of France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU to ensure the growth and control of wrestling through the ISF’s international reach. The signing took place at the 2017 Senior Wrestling World Championships hosted in Paris by the French Wrestling Federation.

“Wrestling is fortunate to have the ISF on board,” said Lalovic. “Their commitment to grow and develop youth sports worldwide will mean that our sport will reach more youths and be taught at the highest level with professional coaches and teachers”

The agreement will see United World Wrestling provide professional assistance in referee education, coaching courses and event management. The ISF will work with their members to increase the availability and quality of wrestling in schools around the world.

The partnership will also aim to create programming that will meet the ISF’s mission to educate through sport, and create meaningful partnerships with a variety of international sport federations.