The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has appointed TSE Consulting, the international management consulting firm specialised in sport, to develop a strategic plan for the sport of wrestling worldwide. Their initial agreement covers a period of 12-months starting in April 2013.
There is widespread discussion throughout the wrestling community suggesting various changes be made to FILA and the sport itself. FILA believes that putting a strategic plan in place will ensure that the leadership remains focused and that a common framework is created within which the sport, represented by the national governing bodies around the world, can work together towards common goals for the future.
TSE has vast experience working with international federations on their strategic planning. For example, they lead the development and implementation for both the IAAF Athletics World Plan and the World Archery Plan, among many other organisations at both the international and national level.
Acting President of FILA, Mr. Nenad Lalovic, commented: “We need to renew our organisation and our sport to ensure a stronger future. A long term strategic plan is exactly what we need right now to deal with the challenges that we are faced with. TSE Consulting was recommended to us from a variety of sources and their extensive experience working with other international sports organisations speaks for itself. It is good for our sport to be working with such professionals and I believe that the future for wrestling will benefit tremendously.”
Mr. Lars Haue-Pedersen, TSE Managing Director, commented: “The development of a new strategic plan for not only FILA, but for the sport worldwide, is a fantastic opportunity. It will modernize the sport and ensure it remains relevant for a broad audience and the various worldwide stakeholders in the coming years. Strategic planning is often difficult for a sports organisation as it requires a lot of dedication and commitment to change. Wrestling is ready for this challenge and we look forward to working with them.”
USA, Iran and Russia to compete in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, May 15 as part of Beat the Streets Gala
The Rumble on the Rails will be a historic competition featuring top powers in international wrestling
NEW YORK, N.Y. – USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. has announced that three of the world’s wrestling superpowers, Russia, Iran and the United States, will come together in solidarity to compete in a unique wrestling event in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, May 15.
Billed “The Rumble On The Rails,” this international wrestling event will be a showcase competition as part of World Wrestling Month, which was declared by FILA, the international wrestling federation.
The event will be a major opportunity for the Keep Olympic Wrestling movement. On February 12, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board made a recommendation that wrestling not be a core sport at the 2020 Olympic Games, and a final decision on the program of the these Games will be made by the entire IOC in September. A worldwide effort has since been launched by FILA and its 177 recognized federations to retain wrestling’s historic place in the Olympic Games.
Each year, the United States, Iran and Russia are among the world’s top wrestling nations. Since the IOC announcement, these three countries have worked closely together to help support Olympic wrestling. And although their governments do not always agree, the wrestling leaders in these nations have a strong working relationship.
"We are elated to bring together three nations this year to show not just how great the sport of wrestling is, but to exemplify how sport provides a common bond for countries who do not always see eye to eye on issues," Beat The Streets Chairman Mike Novogratz said. "Like our dual meets in Times Square the past two years, 'The Rumble On The Rails' will be an event that that will transcend the power of wrestling, while raising much needed funds for the inner city kids who participate in our Beat The Streets program year round. It will be a great night for our program and our sport, and an amazing night for The City of New York."
“It is an exciting opportunity for wrestling to show the world its ability to bring together nations of different political, cultural and geographic backgrounds,” said USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender. “The unique venue as well as New York City’s status as a media capitol of the world will provide one of the most compelling showcase settings our sport has ever had. We are excited to participate in World Wrestling Month, and pleased to partner again with Beat the Streets New York to bring wrestling to new heights.”
"This historic event is one of the reasons why the sport of Wrestling is special. Each of our countries has a passion for the sport and wants to share this with the world. In New York City we will be able to show our pride to millions and why Wrestling belongs on the program of the Olympic Games” said Georgy Bryusov, First Vice President of the Russian Wrestling Federation. “Wrestling brings the world together."
"Given the long history of wrestling in the ancient and modern Olympic Games, our sport has been a pioneer in the Olympic Movement. Iran, USA and Russia are among the best in the world and each has its own culture and history and passion. We are all gathering in New York City, a city that has millions of people from around the word living in peace and harmony” said Hojatollah Khatib, President of the Iranian Wrestling Federation. “We will show the world our unity and passion towards Wrestling and our close efforts to keep it as a core sport in the Olympics. We believe that only wrestling is capable of bringing together these countries. This event will show the world how Wrestling can bring people closer and make the world nicer and safer."
“The Rumble On The Rails,” is a private event. Tickets are required for admission and they must be bought ahead of time from www.beat-the-streets.org. No tickets will be available on site at the event. There will be no standing-room only opportunities or views from the pedestrian walkway. Anybody who would like to see this outstanding competition must plan ahead and secure a ticket prior to the competition.
The United States and Russia have a long history of cooperative wrestling competitions on each other’s soil, going back to the 1960’s and the era of the Cold War. This relationship has been a true example of how wrestling transcends politics and cultural differences. Iran too has competed in wrestling in the United States, having competed against the American team 10 times in recent years, including two competitions in New York City. USA Wrestling also sponsored the first American sports team to compete in Iran following an absence of nearly 20 years when it sent a U.S. freestyle wrestling team to compete in the 1998 Takhti Cup in Tehran.
The USA vs. Iran dual will feature the current international freestyle wrestling rules. But as part of an international effort to help the sport evolve the USA vs. Russia match will use some experimental wrestling rules. These modifications are part of an overall effort by FILA to make the sport more accessible and comprehensible to a wide audience, while still maintaining the integrity and spirit that has defined wrestling throughout its ancient history.
TENTATIVE BEAT THE STREETS WRESTLING SCHEDULE
At New York, N.Y., May 15
3:30 p.m. – Iran vs. USA, at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
5:00 p.m. – Beat the Streets youth exhibition matches at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
6:00 p.m. – Russia vs. USA at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
8:00 p.m. – Beat the Streets Awards Gala at Bryant Park Grill
ABOUT THE RUSSIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION
The Russian Wrestling Federation is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in Russia and is an official representative to International Wrestling Federation FILA. It is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is Alexander Mamiashvili.
ABOUT THE IRANIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION
The Iranian Wrestling Federation is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in Iran and is an official representative to International Wrestling Federation FILA. It is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is Hojatollah Khatib.
ABOUT USA WRESTLING
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Wrestling Federation FILA. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is James Ravannack, and its Executive Director is Rich Bender.
ABOUT KEEP OLYMPIC WRESTLING
In the United States, the official website is http://www.KeepWrestlingInTheOlympics.com , on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/officialkeepwrestlingintheolympics, and on Twitter @wrestlingvision.
ABOUT BEAT THE STREETS
The mission of Beat the Streets is to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the culture of New York City wrestling. BTSW works directly with the New York City Department of Education in a public-private partnership to help New York City's student-athletes achieve their personal and athletic goals. Through the operation of wrestling programs in middle and high schools in the five boroughs, BTSW and the DOE provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can learn the essential life skills of physical fitness, teamwork, and self-empowerment. The goal of fostering strong, dedicated, and optimistic kids is delivered through coaching, after-school programs, and mentoring. More information can be found at www.beat-the-streets.org.
AAWC CONGRESS - 16 April 2013 -HOTEL HİLTON - NEW DELHİ
Meeting start with the speach of Dr. Kim the president of AAWF. After the welcomme spech he invited Mr. G. S. Mander the honorary. President of İndian Federation Who make a welcome speach and he exprime his full support for the ne w FİLA Board.
There are prezent. 24 countries.
Dr. Kim Read the agenda and was aproved in unanimity.
The list of the candidates: 11cansidates. After the list it was chek-it Mr. Zamil Sayad AL -SHAHRANİ declared That he do not want to be candidate in order to offer the chance to other persson.
1 KİM CHANG KEW ( KOR) 23
MİRİOUSHAN SEYED AKBAR(İRİ). 01
SUCHANTABUTR VANGSAN (THA). 12. Second tour 18
AL - MAJHREBİ ABDULLAH ( YEM). 13
DA GVADORJ DOLGOSUREN (MGL). 14
JANG TSONG- RONG (TPE). 09
JAVADPOUR EBRAHİM ( İRİ). 04. Second tour 04
KİM İL (PRK). 01. Second tour 02
SİNGH RAJ ( İND). 20
TSUKAMOTO HİROAKİ (JPN). 19
After the first tour was elected 5 persson : Mr. KİM; Mr.AL-MAJHREBİ; Mr. DAGVADORJ; Mr. SİNGH and Mr . TSUKAMOTO.
On The second tour : was elected with 18 votes Mr. SUCHANTABUR.
Dr. KİM CHANG KEW was elected as president of AAWC for next 4 years.
Mrs. ELENA TASSİMONOVA was coopted as AAWC member