FILA reschedules 2001 World Championships in Bulgaria and Greece

USA Wrestling has been notified by FILA Bureau member Larry Sciacchetano of Baton Rouge, La. that the FILA Bureau has selected new locations for the 2001 World Championships of Wrestling. The decision was made at a FILA Bureau meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 10.

FILA has not yet provided any official information about the World Championships to the international wrestling federations.

The World Championships of Wrestling were originally scheduled for Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 26-29. After the tragic terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, USA Wrestling requested a postponement of the tournament on September 14. FILA notified the international wrestling federations on September 15 that the competition had been postponed.

The tournament will be split up into two events, according to Sciacchetano. The 2001 World Freestyle Championships, including both men and women, will be hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 22-25. The 2001 World Greco-Roman Championships will be held in Athens, Greece, Dec. 6-9.

The FILA Bureau is the governing body of amateur wrestling, which includes 21 members from around the world. The President of FILA is Milan Ercegan of Yugoslavia.