In Support of ASOIF, United World Wrestling Suspends SportAccord Activities

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (May 11) – In response to last month's events at the SportAccord Convention in Sochi, United World Wrestling has joined with the other 26 International Federations of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) to confirm a withdraw from the SportAccord.
“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being United World Wrestling shall refrain from participating in the activities and games organized by SportAccord," said United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic.

The suspension will remain until ASOIF feels satisfied that the relationship with the SportAccord has been improved. 

“This was a difficult decision, in particular because we've worked closely with SportAccord in the past to secure additional opportunities for wrestling and traditional wrestling," said Lalovic. "I sincerely hope that the situation within SportAccord can be resolved and in the best interest of sport.”