We are pleased to announce that UK Sport has selected British Wrestling’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Saam Falahati for their prestigious International Leadership Programme in 2023.
The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is UK Sport’s flagship training programme for high-calibre British sports administrators and retired athletes who are seeking to operate at a senior level in international sport. The programme forms a critical part of UK Sport’s international relations mission, which is for the UK to positively shape the direction and development of the international sporting system, through its strong voice, ethical approach and global reputation.
This exclusive programme is only open to 14 individuals each year from across the Olympic and Paralympic sports and Dr Saam’s selection recognises his personal commitment to developing his and GBR’s influence internationally. The first of four residential workshops, each focusing on different themes in international sport, took place last week on 8th and 9th July. You can read more about the launch of the programme here.
Saam has been certified as a United World Wrestling (UWW) physician since 2019 and is very familiar with wrestling medicine at the highest level of the sport. He was one of two doctors sent by UWW to oversee the medical coverage during the 2021 World Championships in Oslo at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic and has since been appointed to other major competitions including the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.