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26/7/2008: The WUWC'08 coverage at the FISU site - Opening Ceremony, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Closing Ceremony.

26/7/2008: The WUWC'08 photoset (137 images) has been uploaded to the Gallery page.

18/7/2008: Multimedia material from the Games, was uploaded to the Gallery page.
More photos from the Games will become available the next week.

10/7/2008: Check the Program & RESULTS page for the Game Results.


1/7/2008: WUWC'08 seminar on "Sports and Medicine"
A Seminar will be held in the Official Hotel of the Games, the day before the beginning of the Games. The seminar is for officials, referees & student athletes and is held by the Medical School and the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Get the Seminar program! (PDF file)

1/7/2008: Excursions & Cultural Events have been arranged. Check the related page.

10/6/2008: An alternative (on-line) way of filling out the INDIVIDUAL & NOMINATIVE forms, is now available. Please, check the Entry Forms page for details.

28-5-2008: Entry Forms I1, I3, I4, N1, N2 and N3, have become available.

31-3-2008 & 1-4-2008: 2nd NATIONAL UNIVERSITY WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP - Test Event for the 8th World University Wrestling Championship 2008. The 2nd National University Wrestling Championship was held on March 31st and April 1st, 2008 in the Aristotle University Sports Center, as a test event, in view of the 8th World University Wrestling Championship 2008. The Championship was organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Hellenic Committee of University Sport and the Hellenic Wrestling Federation. 80 wrestlers and 30 delegation officials from 17 Universities and other Higher Education National Institutes participated in this very successful event, which was very well-attended (300 spectators). During this event, the online Accreditation system was tested so that any corrections or needs concerning this issue are covered before the holding of the World Championship. The process was completed successfully, with minor corrections to be made. The cooperation between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Wrestling Federation was extremely fruitful and successful.

12/04/2008: Many important Entry Forms were added. Please check the Entry Forms page!.

31/03/2008: The Organizing Commitee page was added.

26/02/2008: The Accomodation page was added.

26/02/2008: Please note the deadline updates in the Welcome! page.

22/02/2008: The Volunteers page has become available in the Championship menu or here.

21/02/2008: The Gallery page (horizontal menu) has become available.

07/12/2007: The presentation of the 8th World University Wrestling Championship, to be held by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 9-13 July 2008, was realized with great success during the EUSA General Assembly, which was held in the Continental Hotel Beograd on the 1st December 2007. The stand of the Organizing Committee of the Championship was visited by the President of the International University Sport Federation (FISU), Dr. George Killian, the President of the European University Sport Association (photo: 3rd from the left), Mr. Alberto Gualtieri as well as the delegates of 40 European University Sport Federations-members of the EUSA, which participated in the Assembly.

During the presentation, the participants of the EUSA General Assembly had the opportunity to watch a promotion video with images of everyday life in the city of Thessaloniki, as well as in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the city and the University that will host the 8th World University Wrestling Championship. All the participants were provided with informative material about the Championship and some promotional material of the Championship (T-shirts - posters).

The Championship stand was also visited by the General Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Sports, Dr. Stavros Douvis, who expressed his satisfaction about the Championship’s presentation, as well as by Mr. Michalis Kiritsis (photo: far right), President of the Hellenic Committee for University Sport. The Organizing Committee of the 8th World University Wrestling Championship was represented by the General Director of the Championship, Mr. George Karagiannis (photo: 2nd from the left), the General Coordinator of the Championship Dr. Vassilios Papaharisis (photo: far right) and the Secretary of the Organizing Committee Mrs. Christina Michelakaki.

24/10/2007: The Official Invitation for the Games and the greeting from the Rector of
the AUTH were added.

08/10/2007: The General Entry Form (G1) has become available in the Entry Forms site section. Please, note the deadline for submiting this form.

01/10/2007: Welcome to the WUWC08 web site. Since the site is gradually taking shape, we would like to thank you for being patient.

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