Disciplinary & Ethics

Organization & Procedure

The Chamber is composed of 6 members and a Chairman appointed by the UWW Bureau. It is appealed to render decisions on breaches to the UWW Rules and Regulations by any member of the Federation (officials, athletes, coaches, National Federations, referees, Bureau members, etc.) as well as any breach to the UWW Code of Ethics.

Potential violations shall be reported to the Federation Secretary General who shall collect the available information and promptly refer the matter to the Chairman of the Chamber. The Chairman of the Chamber may also commence proceedings ex-officio or upon a complaint of an infringement brought directly to his/her attention (by any member of the Federation, other institutions such as the IOC or the general public such as fans, whistleblowers, etc.).

For each proceeding, the matter can be handled by a Sole member or by a Panel of three members. 

The UWW disciplinary regulations provide for complaints procedures and appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against decisions rendered by the Chamber.


The following decisions have been rendered by the Disciplinary Chamber in accordance with the UWW Disciplinary Procedure & Dispute Resolution Regulations for violations of the UWW rules and regulations.

Click here for full decisions.

All decisions rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Wrestling/UWW related matters can be found here (scroll down for Wrestling).

Useful links & Contacts

Court of Arbitration for Sports

UWW Rules & Regulations

For more information, please contact Mr Carlos Roy, Secretary General: carlos.roy@uww.org. 

Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber: Mr Belcho Goranov, belcho.goranov@uww.org.