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Anti-Doping

Wrestling Supports WADA's "Play True Day"

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 9) -- United World Wrestling has given its full endorsement of the World Anti-Doping Association's (WADA) campaign, Play True Day," posting a series of images with the top names of the sport.  

"Clean sport is vital to fair play," said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. "We appreciate these initiatives and know that the exposure helps ensure our community is receiving these important messages."

WADA has created a series of templates for athletes to also use with their own photos, which states "Play True, Play Safe." You can find their resources, here.

To see more of United World Wrestling's integration with WADA's Play True Day" head over to InstagramFacebook, or Twitter

Anti-Doping

UWW Bans Modzmanashvili After Re-Analysis of London Sample

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (November 10) -- United World Wrestling announced that Davit MODZMANASHVILI (UZB) has been banned until October 2, 2026, following the re-analysis of his sample from the 2012 London Olympics.

Modzmanashvili, who has competed for Uzbekistan since 2017, tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).

Modzmanashvili claimed a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal re-shuffled the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) became the new silver medalist and Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ) the bronze medalist.