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insidethegames.biz are running a LIVE BLOG from the World Sambo Championships in Cheongju in South Korea?

Our reporter Patrick O’Kane has travelled to Cheongju to bring you all the news, as-it-happens from the Sukwoo Culture Gym.

Covering all the Finals and Awarding Ceremonies, the LIVE BLOG started yesterday with the Opening Ceremony and will run through to the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.


There are over 500 Sambists from 79 countries, and both men and women will compete in Sport Sambo and men in Combat Sambo.

A blind sambo demonstration took place today highlighting the importance of blind sambo to the International Sambo Federation FIAS.

There are 27 gold medals to be won with each medal winner collecting a money prize.

See last year’s World Sambo Championships results and medals tables and see who came top.

Discover the history of Sambo which dates back to 1938.

Find out all about Sambo and how it was founded.

The LIVE BLOG is updated constantly so you don’t miss a thing.

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