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Since 1972 Sambo has been developing in France under the auspices of Federation Française de Lutte. Jean-Claude CERUTTI is a current national Chairman of Sambo. In 1985 the French Amateur Sambo Federation was founded.
In 2001 the IFS (French Sambo Institute) was created but it was not accredited by the Ministry of sports. In 2007 Sambo was included by the Ministry of sports into the French Federation of Wrestling. Jean-Claude CERUTTI was elected as President of the National Committee of Sambo. At the moment of inclusion to the French Federation of Wrestling Sambo was officially recognized by the Ministry of sports
Structure of the French Committee of Sambo
Currently the French Committee of Sambo consist of 15 members and 5 departments. More than 2600 sportsmen are the members of the French Committee of Sambo and practice sambo over 15 regions in France.
30 national referees including 5 international, 15 referees, 10 sports commissioners and 10 secretaries for competitions operate for the French Committee of Sambo.
Annually the French Committee of Sambo organizes the Championship of France (adults and juniors), Championship of cadets and youth, the French cup among club teams, Combat Sambo Championship and 3 internships for athletes and 2 courses for referees and coaches, etc.
Every year French team takes part in the European Championship (juniors), European Championship (adults) sport and combat sambo, the World Cup of masters, the World Championship of juniors, the World Championship (adults) sport and combat sambo, etc.