Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance grants to national federations

Working together with National Wrestling Federations to develop the sport of wrestling and promote its values worldwide constitute the fundamental principle of United World Wrestling's mission. The UWW Development Department works closely with continental councils, the IOC, other stakeholders and commercial partners to provide technical assistance and financial support to member federations through a series of tailor-made programmes and particularly to those in greatest need.

Requests for Technical Assistance must be submitted by national federations and no individual request without a national federation's endorsement will be accepted. Each application will be carefully considered on its merits.

In general, to be considered for this support, a national federation must:

  • be affiliated with United World Wrestling
  • have no outstanding debts and/or overdue fines
  • have active athletes with valid UWW licences in Athena

United World Wrestling Technical Assistance & Development Commission



United World Wrestling Technical Assistance 2021

Athletes are the heart of our work. The UWW Technical Assistance for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournaments was supported by President Lalovic and approved by the UWW Bureau. The UWW President and Bureau, decided to increase the Technical Assistance budget for 2021. 

The COVID pandemic started in 2020 and put many wrestling federations in financial difficulties. Many of them were unable to support their athletes to attend competitions. This year, it is especially crucial for wrestling athletes to be able to attend the Tokyo Olympic Games Qualification Tournaments, as these competitions are the only pathway to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and have a chance to realise their Olympic dreams. 

The UWW President and Bureau, decided to increase the Technical Assistance budget for 2021.As a result, in total UWW provided assistance to 121 athletes and coaches/times from 44 nations/times from all five continents.

Competition Dates




18 - 21 March

Budapest, Hungary

European OG Qualifier

1-17 March

02 - 04 April

El Jadida, Morocco

African and Oceania OG Qualifier

26 -31 March

09 – 11 April

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Asian OG Qualifier


06 -09 May

Sofia, Bulgaria

World OG Qualifier

1-5 May