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United World Wrestling releases online game to challenge fans

By United World Wrestling | April 28, 2020, 2:15 p.m. (ET)

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CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- Think you know the rules of wrestling? Can you call the action on the mat as accurately as the sport's best referees? Well, now you can test your knowledge online.

Created by the UWW Referee and Development departments in collaboration with the Communication team to be a fun and interactive exercise, "UWW #1 – Scoring Situations" on Kahoot, is an online-refereeing simulation, the first of its kind for the sport.

The game consists of 20 action sequences taken from UWW match footage and asks the fans to score as though they were the referee. For fans it's a chance to see the sport from the perspective of those who have to call the action in real time, and for referees its a powerful learning tool. For both its a chance to compete, as the game logs the scores of players in real time and places their effort against that of all other participants.

"We want to engage with our Wrestling family worldwide during this crisis in a fun and instructive activity" said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. "These are basic questions, but there are some tricks in there, too."

The game is open to the first 1000 participants. New game boards will be created bi-weekly, which you can find on the United World Wrestling website and on our social media channels.