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Daniel Etchells: Sambo on the right track but still many obstacles to Olympic dream

Daniel Etchells: Sambo on the right track but still many obstacles to Olympic dream

More than three decades ago at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, youth sambo was showcased during the Opening Ceremony.

While it’s a common misconception that sambo was formally recognised as a demonstration sport of the Games, its flirtation with the leading international multi-sport event remains the most significant example of such to this day.