Nenad Lalovic

Member of the International Olympic Committee, President of the International Wrestling Federation (UWW):

“Following the successes of the 2016 World Championships in Non-Olympic Weight Groups and the 2017 U23 European Championships, we will return to magnificent Budapest in 2018 with great excitement on the occasion of the peak event of 2018, the Adult World Championships. We are sure that Budapest, which has hosted major sporting events in previous years, will once again provide an unforgettable experience for athletes, fans and wrestlers. The Second World Cup in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is a great opportunity to get to know the stars of the future.”

Németh Szilárd

Chairman of the Hungarian Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee of the World Championship:

“The World Wrestling Championship is a huge opportunity from a professional point of view, but also from the point of view of urban marketing and tourism, which we want to live with. The country has hosted successful world wrestling championships and European championships, we have competitions such as the Hungarian Grand Prix, which has been included in the most important international competitions. We have set the bar high, but I am sure that Budapest will be an excellent host this time as well.”


Chief Patrons:

Paul Schmitt
Former President of the Republic of Hungary

Tarlós István
Mayor of Budapest


Dr. Szabó Tünde
Secretary of State for Sport at EMMI

Kulcsár Krisztián
President of the MOB