2021 Calendar

Update to Calendar and Events for 2021

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (September 24) -- United World Wrestling has updated its event calendar for the 2021 season to reflect all recent adjustments made due to the impact of COVID-19 on a variety of international events.

The Continental Championships will be scheduled at the beginning of the year in order to add the Continental and World Qualifiers. Because the Senior Pan-American Continental Qualifiers were held last year, the Continental Championships will be held at the end of May.

The Continental Championships: 
January 29-31: Oceania Championships, Pago Pago, ASA
February 02-07: African Championships, Marrakech, MAR
February 08-14: European Championships, Katowice, POL
February 16-21: Asian Championships, Almaty, KAZ
May 27-30: Pan-Am Championships, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

The Continental Olympic Qualifiers:
March 12-14: Africa and Oceania Olympic Qualifier, El Jadidda, MAR
March 18-21: European Olympic Qualifier, Budapest, HUN
March 26-28: Asia Olympic Qualifier, Xi'an, CHN

World Olympic Games Qualifier
April 29-May 02: Sofia, BUL

The Cadet World Championships were moved to the end of July as to not interfere with the Olympic Games. There will not be one full month between the Cadet Continental Championships and the Cadet World Championships, but the deadline linked with the registrations remains the same.

The newly announced Junior Pan-American Games will be also organized in 2021. The qualification event for the Games will be the Cadet Pan-American Championships which will have to be organized earlier in order to allow enough time for the registration/accreditation process. It was also agreed that Argentina will host cadet and junior Pan-American Championships at the same time in order to reduce the cost of the Federations.

Due to a postponement of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games, the Cadet Continental Championships in 2022 will once again be held at the end of June.

You can find the updated calendar at https://unitedworldwrestling.org/events).


Wrestling Launches Comprehensive Media Guide, Website Dedicated to Tokyo 2020

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 27) -- United World Wrestling, the international federation for the sport of wrestling, this week launched its media guide and website for Tokyo 2020, complete with biographies, photos, and videos of each competitor in an easy-to-navigate format.

TOKYO 2020 Page: https://uww.org/event/tokyo-2020

The site includes biographies for all 289 Olympians entered into the wrestling competition along with their headshots, action photos, and behind-the-scenes moments. Journalists and fans seeking to know more about the athletes will have everything they need in one easy-to-find location, including the top seeds, brackets, and emerging storylines. All photos can be used by the athletes, national federations, and media (with proper credit).

PHOTOS: https://uww.org/event/tokyo-2020?tab=photos

UWW.org's Tokyo 2020 page will also be home to all wrestling coverage at the Olympic Games. United World Wrestling's media team will also be providing news updates, blogs, interviews, bracket updates, event photos, headshots, and much more each day from the competition. There are even links to the social media pages for all wrestlers entered in the Games.

Perhaps most useful for fans and journalists are the 18 in-depth weight category previews which outline the favorites, dark horses, and back stories between the sport's top competitors. The site will also be navigable by the daily schedule, allowing the two-day competition to be easily divided and absorbed based on the progress of the event. 

For any questions on how to use the media guide, or insights on the upcoming competition please feel free to reach out to UWW's Head of Media Tim Foley at [email protected]