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Grappling : international event in Rio de Janeiro
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The Grappling grows around the globe, driven by the MMA and the techniques of soil from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With the recognition of the International Federation of Associated fights FILA, which has great influence on the International Olympic Committee, and the accession of Brazil and the United States, other federations around the world are adhering to the style to reach the Olympic Games in record time. The big news for us in Brazil is the confirmation of a major international event in Rio de Janeiro, with the best fighters in the world and awards to the winners.
The 2008 International RIO Grappling Tournament will be Vel?dromo of Rio de Janeiro, host to the Pan American Games of 2007, on days 23 and August 24. With the support of FILA, international companies (Dollamour - www.dollamur.com), Caixa Economica Federal and government agencies in Brazil, the CBLA prepares various actions so that this event is different from all already organised in the country. Awards in cash, rugs Olympic, international teams, renowned technical, seminars, arbitration and international training camp will be some of the attractions.
For this competition, the FILA authorised the countries that already have their structure of the comporem Grappling with 3 times their athletes per weight category (9 in total). For the others, registration will be open. Thus, the CBLA, in partnership with the Federations of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Associated fights, select two more times in Seletivas National in the months of June and July, at a place and date to be established on the site of CBLA (www . cbla.com.br). The athletes making up the selection formed on selective last year are already inside.
"It is the first step to reach a larger goal which is the promotion of sport and inclusion in the Olympics, supporting the work of FILA and the World Committee of Grappling. We believe that the United States come with a strong team, since they are already with several national selective pre-scheduled, as well as wrestlers and European judokas and perhaps Asia. " -- Said Francis F. Abramson, Director of the Department of National Grappling and member of FILA-WGC.
"The event will come out of a partnership between the official sponsor of CBLA, Caixa Economica Federal, and other companies that CBLA is negotiating, and have the financing of the Ministry of Sports, through the person of Secretary of National Sports High Performance Djan Madruga, a great incentive and godfather of the new modality. " -- Underscored Pedro Gama Filho, President of CBLA.
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