The Italian Sambo Federation (FILS: Federazione Italiana Lotta - Sambo) was founded on 6.06.2002 and officially registred by notarial act on 23.07.2002.
On this day we can say that was born legally the First Italian Sambo Fedration.
However is correct to say that until now there was an other Association named ("Accademia Italiana del Sambo") Italian Sambo Accademy that supported the purpose of Sambo promotion.
The FILS is a Sport Federation with nature of association with juridical status of private right without profit; complyed with all the provisions of the italian law about the Sport Federations.
Our Federation is also supported by a big Sport Promotion Organization named: MSP Italia, recognized and supported by the Italian Olimpic Comitat.
First we wont to get a direct advertising in the Sport Club of Judo, wrestling or others Martial Arts.
Immediately every athletes can practic Sambo with our Federation, but only who is ready will go in the International Tournaments.
For the 2003 in the FILS there are 20 Clubs with 400 athletes.
In the next four years we wont:
a.. have more than 1000 athletes;
b.. prepare a large group of Sambo trainers and referees;
c.. obtain that the young students of judo (6-11 y.o.) could know, learn and practic together judo and sambo; knowing both styles, their personal talent will decide wich style is better for them.
FOR EVERYTHING IS NOT EXPLAIN HERE IS POSSIBLE TO CONSULT ALLS THE ARTICLES IN COPY OF THE STATUTE (In italian language) THAT IS PLACED IN THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF FIAS (World Sambo Federation).