Wrestling Completes Homologation Test for Tokyo 2020


Wrestling completed a successful homologation test for the 2020 Olympic Games last week in Tokyo, with all sides confident in how the competition's scoring, results, and time management systems will function in August.

The homologation tested several new technologies brought forward since the last Olympic Games in Rio, including the two day competition format, new draw system, and new referee selection process. The teams also went through several scenarios to test a variety of scoring, timing and results situations. The several day technical exercise brought together Tokyo 2020 Sport & Technology team, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) team, and providers of the Olympic Games Atos and Omega.

For the testing procedure, United World Wrestling sent Jean-Daniel Rey, Director of Sport and Sébastien Guenat, Director of IT to help coordinate and oversee the test.


Ethics Meeting, Blockchain, and Day One Draws Highlight Eve of Wrestling Competition at Tokyo 2020

By United World Wrestling Press

TOKYO (July 31) -- United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC welcomed IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Pâquerette GIRARD ZAPPELLI to the sport's opening Technical Delegate meeting Saturday afternoon at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

Zappelli introduced herself to the audience and outlined the IOC's broad mission as a mechanism to showcase cooperation, peace, competitive spirit, and ethical behavior.
Lalovic also addressed the delegation,emphasizing the recent efforts made by the sport to ensure fair play and ethical conduct. As an example, Lalovic discussed wrestling's leadership in the utilization of Blockchain technology to ensure 100-percent random and independently verifiable draws.

The technology was then used moments later to draw the brackets for the first day of the competition with brackets in Greco-Roman 130kg, Greco-Roman 60kg, and Women's Wrestling 76kg all being drawn instantly on the big screen in Hall 5 of the Makuhari Messe.