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World Union backpaddles! GWL athletes are allowed to fight again, nationally and internationally

World Union backpaddles! GWL athletes are allowed to fight again, nationally and internationally

After the World Wrestling Union imposed sanctions for GWL-wrestlers just before the finals, they are now backpaddling. Put under pressure by a precautionary measure against those sanctions at the magistrate court in Vevey, Switzerland, the WWU agreed to a settlement. They agreed to retract all athlete sanctions as well as to waive all penalties against associations. The WWU also agreed to waive all party redress from the first litigation in October 2017 at the magistrate court Vevey, where they had…

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World Association to finally acknowledge straight forward legal status – Statement by the German Wrestling League

World Association to finally acknowledge straight forward legal status – Statement by the German Wrestling League

Regarding the suspensions and sanctions by the world association United World Wrestling (UWW) against wrestlers of the German Wrestling League (GWL) and its federations, the GWL states: The current suspensions and sanctions are just an obvious try to sabotage the finals of the German Wrestling League. The world association had already threatened suspensions at the start of the GWL to stop athletes from stepping onto the mats. The UWW lost the case in all aspects at court and it will…

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Top fight in Schifferstadt, classic in Weingarten – Taking a glance at the German Wrestling Association in Bad Mergentheim

Top fight in Schifferstadt, classic in Weingarten – Taking a glance at the German Wrestling Association in Bad Mergentheim

Along with the duels Schifferstadt against Ispringen and Weingarten against Nendingen, the German Wrestling League starts into the fourth round on Saturday. The bout between the two winning teams of the DRL will take place In Schifferstadt (Wilfried-Dietrich-Halle, 7.30pm). The VfK must prove against the leaders that they have learned a lesson from the first defeat of the season last Saturday in Nendingen. The spectators can look forward to ten top-class bouts. It will certainly be a special evening for…

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Another success for the German Wrestling League at the district court in Vevey – World Association UWW voluntarily removes bans against all DRL wrestlers

Another success for the German Wrestling League at the district court in Vevey – World Association UWW voluntarily removes bans against all DRL wrestlers

At the hearing on October 17th, 2017 regarding the confirmation of precautionary measures ordered by the Vevey District Court without hearing from the UWW, the UWW removed in its entirety the restrictions imposed on the wrestlers of the DRL on September 28th, 2017 and informed, according to their own statement, all associations affected. In their remarks, the UWW even stated explicitly that it was clear that they could not prohibit the activities of the wrestlers in the DRL. The district…

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Groundbreaking court victory – World Association UWW must not ban wrestlers of the German Wrestling League

Groundbreaking court victory – World Association UWW must not ban wrestlers of the German Wrestling League

The decision of the Swiss district court Vevey brought a groundbreaking success for the German Wrestling League. The DRL had seeeked injunctions against the announced threat of suspension of their wrestlers made by the World Association UWW. The court granted the request today. This means that with immediate effect, the blocks which UWW issued on September 28th, 2017 against the wrestlers represented by the DRL were lifted. The UWW was banned from suspending the DRL-represented wrestlers affected by the UWW’s…

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