History

2016 The World Students’ Championship under the egis of the FISU is held in Nicosia, Cyprus
2015 Sambo competitions are held within the program of the I European Games in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan
2014 Sambo joins the list of 85 sports supported by the Olympic of Asia (OCA) and is included to the Asian Olympic Games. A memorandum of cooperation is signed by the FIAS and the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA, now UWW). A cooperation agreement is concluded between the FIAS and the International Judo Federation (IJF). For the first time ever, sambo participates in competitions of the Asian Beach Games, Phuket, Thailand
2013 Sambo is included to the competition program of the XXVII World Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. The Sambo Tournament has great success, and medals go to 24 countries worldwide. At the FIAS President Valisiy Shestakov’s initiative, supported by the RF Government, the II SportAccord World Combat Games are held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The sambo tournament within the Games program gathers a lot of participants worldwide
2012 Rebranding of the International Sambo Federation. A new logo is worked out and a website of the FIAS (sambo-fias.org) is launched
2011 The FIAS and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) sign a partnership agreement. The same year, an agreement is concluded between the FIAS and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
2011 The International Sambo Federation founds the general office in Lausanne – the Olympic capital
2010 The FIAS participates in the I SportAccord World Combat Games
2009 At the FIAS Congress in Salonika, Greece, Vasiliy Shestakov is elected as the president of the FIAS (elected to a second term of office in 2013)
2007 The FIAS enters The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) and participates in the World Games
2006 The International Sambo Federation accepts the World Anti-Doping Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
1993 Sambo is included to the program of the IV World Games in the Hague, the Netherlands
1985 The FIAS becomes a member of the General Assembly of International Sports Federations (GAISF) (now – SportAccord). The same year, sambo is included to the program of the II World Games – an event for sports not contested in the Olympic Games
June 13, 1984 In Madrid, a constitutive General Assembly of the FIAS (Fédération Internationale Amateur de SAMBO) is carried out, in which delegates from 56 countries take part. Fernando Compte is elected as the first president
1983 The First World Women’s Sambo Championship is held in Madrid, Spain
1979 For the first time, a Youth World Championship is held at a high international level in Madrid, Spain
1973 The First World Sambo Championship, Teheran, Iran
1972 The First Open Sambo Championship of Europe in Riga, Latvia
1966 The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (Fr.: Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées, or FILA, now – UWW) officially gives sambo status of an international wrestling style
November 16, 1938 the birth day of sambo