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Swiss wrestling

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Swiss wrestling matches take place in a circular area covered in sawdust and measuring 7-14 metres in diameter. The two opponents wear jute wrestling shorts over their clothes. The wrestlers hold each other by their shorts and try to throw their opponent off balance. The winner is the one who manages to throw his opponent onto his back in the sawdust while holding on to his shorts with at least one hand.
By tradition, at the end of the match the winner brushes the sawdust off the loser's back. There are no weight classes.
Source: wikipedia


CST has an outdoor ring covered in sawdust for practising Swiss wrestling and can provide jute shorts.

Photo: Ralph Heksch


The CST provides 160 sports facilities, including three triple gymnasia, a double gymnasium for artistic gymnastics, four multi-purpose halls, eight full-size football pitches, an open-air athletics complex and an indoor athletics complex, a 50m swimming pool and a diving pool, four fitness and weight-lifting rooms and a water sports centre.

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CH-6598 Tenero
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Office hours may be limited at weekends from November to February.

National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero