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Russian Sambo received temporary recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). About it reports TASS.
This decision came from the Executive Committee the IOC at meeting in Tokyo. This status will allow the Russian martial art in the future to enter into the program of Olympic games. In addition, now the IOC will Finance the sport.
“Today is a dream come true wrestlers from all over the world,” — commented the decision of the IOC the President of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) Vasily Shestakov.
In 2018 Sambo celebrates its 80th anniversary. Sambo is a form of combat sport in the jackets. For the first time about plans to make it an Olympic discipline was announced in 2009.
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