Fencing

Qatar launches bid for 2017 World Fencing Championships

By Nick Butler

Qatar will face Leipzig in the race for the 2017 World Fencing Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesNovember 29 - Qatar is aiming to continue a period of hosting major sporting events after they officially handed over their bid for Doha to host the 2017 World Fencing Championships to the International Fencing Federation (FIE).

Russia awarded 2014 and 2015 World Fencing Championships

By Nick Butler

Russia will host the 2014 and 2015 World Championships ©Getty ImagesNovember 29 - Russian cities Kazan and Moscow have been awarded the 2014 and 2015 editions of the World Championships after they were the only candidates, it has been announced at the the International Fencing Federation Congress at Automobile Club de France in Paris.

Men's sabre and women's foil team events removed from Rio 2016 fencing programme

By Nick Butler

Women's team foil is one of two events to be removed from the Rio 2016 programme ©Getty ImagesNovember 29 - Men's sabre and women's foil will be the two team events excluded from the programme for Rio 2016, it was announced today at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Congress at Automobile Club de France in Paris.

US Fencing looking to seeking candidates for four positions on Board of Directors

By Paul Osborne

USA Fencing has opened up the application process for four new members of their Board of Directors ©USA FencingNovember 26 - The application process for four positions on the USA Fencing's Board of Directors has opened with the Nominating Committee currently seeking candidates for two At-Large director positions and a single position for Elite Coach director and Age-Group Parent director.

San Francisco and Kazan bidding for 2014 World Fencing Championships after Sofia withdrawal

By Paul Osborne

The FIE is due to vote on the host of the 2014 and 2015 World Fencing Championships at a Congress in Paris on Friday ©Getty ImagesNovember 25 - San Francisco and Kazan will bid to host the 2014 World Fencing Championships at a Congress being held at the Automobile Club de France in Paris on Friday (November 29) - exactly 100 years after the founding of the Federation in 1913.

World's largest fencing tournament to return to Columbus for second successive year

By Nick Butler

The Ohio city of Columbus will host the 2013 North American Fencing Cup and USA National Championships in 2013September 27 - The North American Fencing Summer Cup, which is held alongside the USA National Championships and is the world's largest annual tournament, will return to the Ohio city of Columbus for the second successive year after the success of this year's version in July.

President of Bach's gold medal sport offers congratulations in person

By David Owen

International Fencing Federation President Alisher Usmanov meets new IOC chief Thomas Bach in LausanneSeptember 24 - The leader of the sport in which Thomas Bach, the new President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), won his Olympic gold medal has personally congratulated the 59 year-old German on his recent election.

Virginia Beach named to host USA Fencing national tournament

By James Crook

Virginia Beach Convention Centre will host the January 2014 North American CupSeptember 18 - USA Fencing has named Virginia Beach as the host city of January's 2014 North American Cup, while the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships next year will be held in Portland.

USA Fencing appoints Ekeren as interim executive director

By Nick Butler

Kris Ekeren has been announced as the new interim executive director for USA FencingSeptember 9 - Kris Ekeren has been announced as the new interim executive director of USA Fencing in a move designed to continue the recent improvements that the organisation has enjoyed in both competitive and in financial spheres. 
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