43rd plenary session of GAISF and International Sport Conference "SportAccord" were held in Denver, Colorado (USA) on March 24-27, 2009. FIAS delegation at the conference conducted series of meetings discussing Sambo development in the world. The main topic at the conference was the organization of the 1st Martial Arts Games in 2010, where SAMBO will be present along with 12 other martial art sports.
During International Sport Conference "SportAccord" GAISF President Mr. Hein Verbruggen signed an agreement with Vice-Mayor of Beijing Mr. Liu Jingmin to conduct 1st Martial Arts Games under the aegis of GAISF in Beijing on September 6-13, 2010.
13 most popular and recognized martial art sports will participate in the Games:
Aikido, Boxing, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, SAMBO, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Wushu, Sumo.
The total number of representatives per sport will be 120 persons, and the competitions will last for 1 and a half days.
3 styles of SAMBO will be part of the compatition: sport SAMBO (men), sport SAMBO (women) and Combat SAMBO (men).