The Sambo Union of Asia has welcomed Bahrain as its newest member country.
British sambo athlete Matthew Clempner has signed a contract with mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company M-1 Global.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) have approved rules on athletes hoping to switch nationalities.
Sambo is to introduce a system of colour-graded belts such as the ones used in other martial arts.
A Russian-language only sambo referees seminar has taken place in Moscow to help improve the standard of officiating in the sport.
Future Russian air stewards attended a sambo training class at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport to learn self-defence techniques which could help deal with unruly passengers.
Tokyo has staged the 2018 edition of the Japanese Sambo Championships, with more than 100 athletes claimed to have taken part in the event.
Exhibition sambo fights have been included on the programme of the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers.
The growth of youth sambo in Croatia has been praised after a children's tournament was held in Belišće.
Dmitry Maksimov, the sports director of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), will host a masterclass of the sport with Intesa Bank customers in Moscow.
Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa has visited the country's National Sambo Championships.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) held a coaching seminar at the Cyprus University of Sports with participants including sambo clubs from Nicosia and Limassol.
A special cooperation has been unveiled between the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) and Intesa Bank to create a special and "exclusive" co-brand debit card.
Sayra Laguna, a multiple Pan American sambo champion, became the first sambist in Nicaragua's history to claim the Best Athlete of the Year award at a ceremony at an Olympic gala night in Managua.
The first sambo tournament for visually impaired boys and girls has been held in Laishevo.