Athletes from 26 countries will take part in the European Sambo Championship, the important start of the year, to be held in Athens on May 18-20.
The European Sambo Championships among adults in sports and combat sambo have been holding since 1972.
Many European countries have hosted the Championship, among them: Greece, Belarus, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, and Great Britain.
So, Athens will host one of the important tournaments of the sports season. This Championship will be bringing together 300 athletes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czech Republic and Estonia.
“The Hellenic Sambo Federation has the honor to organize the European Sambo Championship in sports and combat sambo! The championship will take place in Athens in Ano Liosia Olympic Hall. Our federation has been organized for the past years many important championships, such as: World Sambo Championship among masters in 2002, World Sambo Championship among Students in 2003, World Sambo Championship among Youth and Juniors in 2005, European Sambo Championship among Youths and Juniors in 2006, World Sambo Championship among masters in 2007, World Sambo Championship among adults, combat sambo in 2009, World Sambo Championship among Youths and Juniors in 2013, World Sambo Championship among masters in 2014,World Sambo Championship among masters in 2017,” said Merabi Iliadis, the president of the Hellenic Sambo Federation.
The national Hellenic sambo team will be represented by 15 athletes. They had tough preparation and trainings so they will be ready to participate in European championship.
Local authorities will attend the Championship: Minister of Sport, President of Hellenic Olympic Committee and Major.
Besides the Championship, the seminar for referees will be also organised on 15th of May in Parnis Palace, which will be in the same hotel as for the athletes.