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MAS-WRESTLING is coming to Greece!

MAS-WRESTLING is coming to Greece!

On January 25th 2022, a meeting was held between the Senator of the Russian Federation and President of the International Mas-Wrestling Federation (IMWF) mr. Alexander Akimov and mr. Spiros Karavoulis , the President and Managing Director of SPORTCAMP Group, for the development of Mas-Wrestling in Greece, in cooperation with the Hellenic Wrestling Federation.

Τhe two parties exchanged work plans for the near future and also discussed further prospects of cooperation.  

Two Academies - in Greece and Yakutia - will start cooperation this year to train coaches and judges in mas-wrestling. Sportcamp is an official training center of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation and long preffered by the National Wrestling Teams for its experience and facilities.

Additionally, Greece will host the European Mas-Wrestling Championship for the first time, in the city of Loutraki, on May 20-23, 2022. The event will be organized by the Hellenic Wrestling Federation and realized by Sportcamp Center.

In order to promote mas-wrestling globally, the direction is the inclusion of mas-wrestling in the list of sports, along with the ancient Greek ones, which will be taught at the Academy of Sports under the special program "Meet the Olympians" in the city of Olympia. 

We wish all the best to this co-operation and hope that Mas-Wrestling will adopt new athletes and supporters!


Some information about the sport:

Mas-Wrestling is a traditional martial art from Yakutia, in the Russian Federation. “Mas” in translation from Yakut means “wooden stick”.

The sport’s essence consists in pulling of a stick by two athletes.

Athletes sit down against each other, their feet abut on a board and by the command of the referee try to pull over the opponent on his side or to pull out the stick from the opponent's hands.

The pledge of a victory is to keep balance and bring out of balance the opponent.