International University Sports Federation (FISU) officials have visited Goiânia in Brazil to assess preparations for the 2018 World University Wrestling Championships.
The delegation visited the Rio Vermelho Gymnasium, which will host competition between September 5 and 9 next year.
They also inspected hotels which will house athletes, coaches, referees and other officials.
Raquel Teixeira, the secretary for education, culture and sport in the state of Goiás, met with the group and welcomed them to Brazil.
"Goiânia hosted the World University Futsal Championship last year, which was among our top five," said FISU World Championships director Paulo Ferreira.
"That is a city we already know, which has the Government interested in university sports, in addition to the partnership with the Brazilian University Sports Confederation and the University Sports Federation of Goiás.
"With all this involvement, we know that whatever modality we bring to the city it will be a success."
FISU technical delegate Edisher Machaidze praised the venue and hotels after the visit.
"The gym is spacious with a large area of competition and training," said the Georgian.
"After all the preparation for the Championship, we will have good results to present to the athletes.
"The hotel has a good structure, with enough space to receive the approximately 400 athletes who will participate in the Championship."