International Sambo Federation (FIAS) is a non-governmental public non-commercial organization that unites national Sambo federations. FIAS is the only recognized international organization that manages the development of Sambo in the world.
  • 99 national federations - members of FIAS
  • 18 national federations - candidates for FIAS members
  • 120 countries where Sambo is practicing
  • 5 continents – Sambo is worldwide

During the whole period of its existence, the FIAS conducts serious work, thanks to which Sambo fans have appeared in more than 100 countries on all continents of the planet. New sections and clubs get open and national Sambo championships are hold in different countries every year.

  • 28 Panamerica
  • 35 Europe
  • 20 Africa
  • 34 Asia
National SAMBO Federations

The vast majority of countries that develop Sambo have the national federations that are members of the FIAS. They receive comprehensive support from our organization, and the recognition of all national federations by the National Olympic Committees of their countries is one of the main priorities of the FIAS work today.

Briefly about Sambo Sambo (self-defense without weapons) – is a unique synthesis of single combat and martial arts of the world. Sambo is the original system of physical and spiritual education of person, in which many nations of the world recognize their sporty styles and traditions. Sambo is an international sport.
Disciplines of competitive sambo
Sports Sambo
  • Women
  • Men
Combat Sambo
  • Women
  • Men
Beach Sambo
  • Women
  • Men
Age of participants From the cadets of 15-16 years to the masters of 35 years and older.

More than 30 major SAMBO competitions are held annually at the international level under the auspices of FIAS. The most important of them are the World Cup and the World Championship among boys and girls, junior boys and girls. In addition, Sambo is included in the official program of the World Combat Games "SportAccord", as well as in the Asian Games. In 2013, the Sambo tournament was held in the program of the World Summer Universiade in Kazan, and in 2015 - in the program of the First European Games in Baku.
In 2021, FIAS obtained full recognition of the International Olympic Committee.

Many faces of Sambo

The International Sambo Federation is constantly implementing various projects and programs for the development of this single combat. Among them, it is especially worth mentioning seminars and other training events. At the same time, FIAS seeks to develop all possible directions of Sambo. Everyone will find in it their own direction:

  • Fitness Sambo
  • Sambo for special services
  • Sambo for people with disabilities
  • Demonstration Sambo
  • Student Sambo
  • Sambo in schools
  • Sambo in kindergartens
Sambo for everyone
  • Sambo– is a popular and democratic sport.
  • Sambo– an innovative sport, open to everything new.
  • Sambo– is a sport that supports the Olympic idea.

The International Sambo Federation is a full member of international organizations such as “SportAccord” and The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA).

FIAS is recognized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the international organization "Peace and Sport".

Sambo is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and the European Olympic Committee.

History of FIAS has more than 30 years. Initially the full name of the organization was the International Amateur Sambo Federation (FIAS (fr) - Fédération Internationale Amateur de SAMBO). As in case of many international sports organizations, the word "amateur" was gone from the name of the Federation in 2011, but the acronym FIAS remained the same.
FIAS and media The development of interest of the media to Sambo contributes to the popularity of the sport and increase the audience at the competitions. All events of the official FIAS calendar are covered by the press.
  • Partnership with the International Sport Press Association (AIPS), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and EUROSPORT Channel
  • Accreditation of journalists to the events of the FIAS calendar is available on the official website of the International Sambo Federation: www.sambo.sport.
  • Annual awarding of the best journalists of the world according to FIAS. Nominations: writing journalist, photographer, TV journalist.
  • Online broadcasting of major FIAS calendar tournaments.
Sambo in social networks
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