Poland and Finland were deprived of youth Wrestling World Championships due to non-issuance of visas to participants.
This was announced by the President of the Russian Wrestling Federation (FSBR) Mikhail Mamiashvili.
The World Championship among wrestlers under 20 was to be held in Warsaw from 14 to 20 August, the tournament in the age category under 23 was scheduled in Tampere from 23 to 29 October.
“Today, the UWW made the decision to move the youth championship from Warsaw to the capital of Jordan, Amman. The reason was the failure to fulfill contractual obligations to provide visa support,” Mamiashvili said.
“Poland and Finland were deprived of the right to host competitions due to the refusal to issue visas. It has nothing to do with politics. Russia or Belarus was never mentioned in the discussion of the issue.
The country that assumed the obligations did not fulfill them. According to the charter and the contract, a certain decision is made due to non-fulfillment of obligations. There is no subtext, especially a political one, ”Match TV quotes the head of the FSBR.