The World Sambo Championship is scheduled for November 6-8, 2020. Venue - Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. So far, FIAS and the IOC do not plan to postpone the tournament, confident that the situation with the COVID-19 virus pandemic will soon be resolved.
They are actively supported by the athletes themselves. Despite a number of qualification competitions carried out by the Executive Committee of the European Sambo Federation (including the European Championship and World Cup), they are actively preparing for the largest competition of the year and are gaining shape.
For many representatives of world sports, a forced respite has become an opportunity to recover from injuries or recover from a sports race for points for the Tokyo Olympics. Now most sambo wrestlers train at home and call for followers on social networks (under the hashtags #trainathome and #samboagainstcovid).
And the administrative workers used the pause between the competitions to work out an anti-doping policy. Since the beginning of April, the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has approved the Rules for the use of syringes. Now, injections without a good reason (injuries and critical conditions) are forbidden to sambo fighters. No vitamins, permitted supplements and other chemistry can now be chopped.
As the practice of the best athletes in the world shows, self-isolation is not a reason to give up sports. And you can do it anywhere at any time.