Rafael Khalatyan

Rafael Khalatyan

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Filipino siblings Sy win gold medals at SAMBO Dutch Open

Filipino siblings Sy win gold medals at SAMBO Dutch Open

The Dutch Open Sambo Championship was held on 2 March in the city of Dalfsen. More than 275 athletes from different countries took part in the competition. Medals were awarded in competitions for both very young participants, who are just starting out in SAMBO, and adult sambists.


No Olympic trials for WFI as Delhi HC hears wrestlers' plea

No Olympic trials for WFI as Delhi HC hears wrestlers' plea

The decision by United World Wrestling to lift the ban on the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has raised more questions in India. Now the Delhi High Court, has stepped in and said that the ad hoc committee will select the teams for the Asian Wrestling Championships and the World Olympic Qualifiers.




MMA: Athletes prepare for debut at the African Games

MMA: Athletes prepare for debut at the African Games

MMA competition will be taking place alongside Olympic sports in the African Games 2023 for the very first time in Accra, Ghana from 10-12 March.  

The 13th edition of the four-year, multi-sport event runs from 8-23 March, organised by the African Union (AU), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).  





PATU: Getting ready for the U-21 Taekwondo Championships

PATU: Getting ready for the U-21 Taekwondo Championships

In a collaboration between the Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU) and the recommendation of Panam Sports, the official launch of the first Pan American Taekwondo Championships in the U-21 categories has been announced. This initiative aims to strengthen and prepare the new generation that will compete at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.



Four lifters make up the 2024 IWF Refugee Team

Four lifters make up the 2024 IWF Refugee Team

The International Weightlifting Federation has announced the 2024 Refugee Team of four athletes: Parisa Jahanfekrian (originally from Iran, but based in Germany), Aline de Souza and Monique Araujo (both from Brazil, but currently based in the USA) and Addriel Garcia (Cuba/Italy).