Wrestling Signs Agreement with International Committee of Sports for the Deaf

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (December 16) -- United World Wrestling has signed a Convention of Collaboration with the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

UWW and ICSD will work together on the promotion of sports practice amid all deaf athletes, as well as the development of deaf women in sport. In addition, the organizations will work together to preserve sports against the dangers of doping and violence, as well as the training of officials.

Training UWW officials for deaf wrestling competitions is expected to help improve officiating. Officials will be trained to be even more focused, as well as clear and precise when interrupting matches.

ICSD organizes international events such as the Summer Deaflympics (every four years), World Deaf Championships (every two years) and European Deaf Wrestling Championships (every two years). The most recent European Deaf Wrestling Championships took place Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in Gomel, Belarus. Next year the World Deaf Wrestling Championships will be held June 1-10 in Trabzon, Turkey.

UWW is committed to implementing the necessary means towards the promotion of wrestling in deaf sports structures through its national federations.