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DEBUT OF GRENADA AND CURAÇAO AT SAMBO COMPETITIONS AND OTHER FEATURES OF THE CARIBBEAN SAMBO INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
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DEBUT OF GRENADA AND CURAÇAO AT SAMBO COMPETITIONS AND OTHER FEATURES OF THE CARIBBEAN SAMBO INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Caribbean SAMBO Invitational Championships took place on April 28 in Trinidad and Tobago. Athletes from 10 countries competed for medals in the arena of the National Cycling Centre in Couva. The grandstands of this modern sports complex accommodate more than 2500 spectators, and live television broadcast of the event was shown in 22 countries […]

FIAS Athletes’ Commission head attends WADA Global Athlete Forum
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FIAS Athletes’ Commission head attends WADA Global Athlete Forum

The chairperson of the FIAS Athletes Commission attended the 1st WADA Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, along with more than 100 athlete leaders representing 54 countries from all around the world. The athlete forum was hosted by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) with the support of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Under the […]

Lucas Borregales: “Doping is cheating”
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Lucas Borregales: “Doping is cheating”

Venezuelan sambist Lucas Borregales won again at the Pan-American SAMBO Championships in Colombia. On the first competition day, he obtained the gold medal in the weight category under 62 kg in Sport SAMBO, and the second day he achieved the same results – in Combat SAMBO. Lucas as well as many other athletes participated in […]

IFA 2016 Women’s World Championship – Germany defends the title
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IFA 2016 Women’s World Championship – Germany defends the title

On the fourth day of the IFA 2016 Fistball Women’s World Championship we saw two semifinal matches and two matches to determine the fifth, sixth and seventh places in the tournament, respectively. The players and fans were fortunate to have excellent weather, and we witnessed a great atmosphere. Playing on home turf, the Brazilian team […]

IFA 2016 Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
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IFA 2016 Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round

After the opening ceremony and the starting game between the host nation Brazil and the neighbor country Argentina, which Brazil won in two straight sets, took place, yesterday the Preliminary round started in earnest. Because the ground was already very wet from the rain of the last days, all games yesterday were played on court number 4 […]

IFA 2016 Fistball Women´s World Championship starts soon
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IFA 2016 Fistball Women´s World Championship starts soon

From the 25th of October until the 30th of October in Curitiba, Brazil will be the IFA 2016 Fistball Women´s World Championship. It will start next Tuesday with the initial match between hosting nation Brazil and Argentina. The IFA had to publish a reviewed schedule of the tournament as Team India and Team Pakistan will not participate […]

Colombian Sambists Gather to Win for Peace
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Colombian Sambists Gather to Win for Peace

The 8th Colombian SAMBO Championship and the 1st “Colombia for Peace” International Sport and Combat SAMBO Tournament will be held from March 18 to 20 in Cali, Colombia. The motto of the tournament is “Win for Peace!”. “We came up with the idea of holding an international ‘Colombia for Peace’ tournament because we work a lot with poor athletes […]

The Rookie on Team USA
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The Rookie on Team USA

During the recent PanAm Games there emerged a new name in the US National Team: Todd Strassberger (32), the only “Rookie” on the US team. If a new name comes out of nowhere, the press team of the IFA becomes interested to look it up on the internet and we Googled “Todd Strassberger”. We were […]

Pan American Fistball Games
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Pan American Fistball Games

The first ever Pan American Fistball Games held by the US Fistball Association will take place from the 27th to the 30th of August at the Swim and Sports Club in Flanders (NJ). The Pan American Championship for national teams men and women with teams from USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia will the Thursday 27th […]

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