07.May.2020 2021 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES It is of interest for all of us to know that the next World University Games are scheduled for August 18 to 29, 2021 in Chengdu China. This schedule was made before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which now has caused a lot of disruption in the world of sports, like the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games which is now re-scheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021.
04.May.2020 2021 ASIAN YOUTH GAMES In the calendar of events of the Olympic Council of Asia, the 3rd edition of the Asian Youth Games is scheduled to be held in Shantou China on November 20 to 28, 2021. This quadrennial competition was supposed to have been held in Surabaya Indonesia in 2017, but because of the 2018 Asian Games that were in Jakarta, the AYG in 2017 was cancelled. The 2nd AYG were held in Nanjing China in 2013, while the inaugural AYG was celebrated in Singapore in 2009.
03.May.2020 TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES You may already know by now that the International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be held in its new schedule starting on July 23, 2021 until August 8, 2021. The IOC together with all stakeholders and the Japanese organizers are working to ensure the success of the Games next year, barring of course the threat of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
25.Mar.2020 OLYMPICS POSTPONED The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Dr. Thomas Bach and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. This decision was approved by the IOC Executive Board, and is welcomed by most across the world.
12.Mar.2020 WORLD JUNIORS/CADETS CHAMPIONSHIPS Following the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, around the world, the International Fencing Federation has decided to cancel the 2020 World Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships originally scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City USA at the start of April.
10.Dec.2019 FIE ACCEPTS SIX ASIAN FENCERS TO THE 2020 FIE TRAINING CAMP Among the 12 fencers nominated by eight federations in Asia, the FIE selected and accepted six fencers to participate in the FIE Training Camp which will be held in Salt Lake City in conjunction with the 2020 World Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships.
11.Dec.2019 REGIONAL GAMES PROMOTES DEVELOPMENT OF FENCING In the month of December 2019, two regional Games were held in Asia which included the sport of Fencing in their competition programme. These were the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games) and the South Asian Games (or SAF Games).
17.Nov.2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN UZBEKISTAN An International Conference aimed at discussing ways for the development of fencing was held in Tashkent Uzbekistan. The conference was attended by delegates mostly from Asia with some select delegates from Europe. It was hosted by the Fencing Federation of Uzbekistan President RUSTAM SHAAB DURAKHMONOV, in coordination with Mr. VITALY LOGVIN, the President of the Pan American Fencing Confederation.
02.Nov.2019 AGUS SUPARMANTO APPOINTED TRADE MINISTER FCA Vice President and Chairman of the Indonesian Fencing Association Mr. AGUS SUPARMANTO was recently appointed by Indonesian President Jokowo Widodo as a member of his Cabinet with the rank of Trade Minister.
11.Sept.2019 UZBEKISTAN LEADS CENTRAL ASIAN EVENTS From September 5 to 8, 2019, Tashkent organized an FIE Satellite Tournament of Foil and Epee which was attended of about 120 athletes from more than 19 countries. There was also an Open Championships of the Confederation of Central Asia Senior category with all weapons was held on September 9 to 10 which was attended by the countries from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Malaysia.
18.Aug.2019 2019 ASIAN VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS A MILESTONE The 5th Asia Veterans Fencing Championships was successfully completed in Taipei last weekend from 16-19 August 2019. The 4 days championships attracted competitors from 12 Countries with 107 ladies and 327 men making a total of 434 entries.
17.Aug.2019 C LICENSE REFEREES' EXAM COMPLETED The sixth Asian C License Referees' exam held under the auspices of the FCA was held and completed in Taipei City after a 5 day affair from August 13 to 17, 2019. FCA Referees Commission Chairman Dr. EYAD MAGHAYREH (JOR)and FIE Referees Commission Member KIM CHANG GON (KOR) was assisted by HOWARD HAO CHIH HUANG in dealing with a total of 51 candidates coming from 19 countries in Asia and Oceania. A total of 70 individual exams were conducted as some of the candidates were tested in two or even three weapons in addition to their main weapon. The 70 exams are broken down to 24 exams in Foil, and 23 each in Epee and Saber.
16.Aug.2019 COMPETITION MANAGEMENT SEMINAR A SUCCESS The Competition Management Seminar held in Taipei City from August 14 to 16, 2019 was a resounding success with 28 participants representing 13 countries in attendance. The seminar covered a wide area of topics essential to equip participants with the knowledge of running a fencing competition. Such topics covered were on DT functions, weapons control, protocol functions, scheduling events and an extensive explanation on the features of the competition software of Fencing Time.
23.June.2019 JAPAN HOSTS SUCCESSFUL ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ONE YEAR BEFORE TOKYO 2020 Over three hundred fencers from all over Asia converge at the Chiba Port Arena in Japan for the 2019 Asian Fencing Champpionships. A total of 372 fencers from 28 countries were registered compared to last year's 417 from 32 countries. Though there was huge drop in participation to this years continental championships, it didn't make the fencing competition any less intense.
13.June.2019 2019 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GET UNDERWAY The 2019 edition of the Asian (seniors) Fencing Championships got started with a total of 372 fencers representing 28 countries from Asia and the Oceania. This competition is significant for fencers aspiring to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held also in Tokyo which is the capital city of Japan.
20.May.2019 KOREA'S CHOI, WINS GOLD AT DUBAI WOMEN'S EPEE FENCING WORLD CUP DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2019 - Korea's Injeong Choi took the gold medal at the Dubai Women's Epee World Cup. In all, 238 international women's fencers competed along with 29 teams. The event took place at Dubai's Shabab Al Ahli Club venue.
20.May.2019 JAPAN HOSTS SUCCESSFUL ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ONE YEAR BEFORE TOKYO 2020 Over three hundred fencers from all over Asia converge at the Chiba Port Arena in Japan for the 2019 Asian Fencing Champpionships. A total of 372 fencers from 28 countries were registered compared to last year's 417 from 32 countries. Though there was huge drop in participation to this years continental championships, it didn't make the fencing competition any less intense.
14.May.2019 2019 FENCING CLUB KOREA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS The Korean Fencing Federation invites everyone to join the "2019 Fencing Club Korea Open Championships", which will be held from 31st, August to 1st, September, 2019 at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
05.May.2019 JAPAN'S MINOBE, CHINA'S SUN WIN GOLD AT CALI, COLOMBIA EPEE FENCING GRAND PRIX CALI, Colombia, May 5, 2019-Japan's Kazuyasu Minobe and China's Yiwen Sun scored gold medals at the 2019 Cali Epee Grand Prix, with more than 350 international men's and women's fencers competing. This is the seventh Grand Prix of the FIE 2018-2019 season nine-event series, and it took place at the Pacific Valley Events Centre.
03.May.2020 CANCELLATION OF MORE FCA EVENTS IN 2020 In view of the continuing uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which has put most countries in the world under lockdown, prohibition on mass gatherings, quarantine protocols and travel restrictions, the following competitions scheduled for the third quarter of 2020 will be cancelled:
09.Mar.2020 ASIAN FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS In consultation with the International Fencing Federation, the FCA has taken the following actions in view of the uncertainties brought about by the worsening global situation in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
15.Feb.2020 AJCFC RANKING POINTS In view of the postponement of the Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships originally scheduled for later this month, the FIE ranking points of all Junior fencers from Asia and Oceania will be adversely affected for the forthcoming World Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, USA.
07.Feb.2020 ASIAN JUNIORS/CADETS POSTPONED Considering the potential problems that may be caused by the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the 2020 Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships that was scheduled to be held in Jakarta Indonesia, had to be postponed for after the Olympic Games, tentatively by late August or early September 2020.
15.Dec.2019 FCA TO PROVIDE PARTICIPATION SUBSIDY FOR CADET FENCERS In connection with the ongoing focus of the FCA in promoting participation and development of young fencers in Asia, the FCA Board decided to provide its member federations a participation subsidy for the forthcoming Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships which will be held in Jakarta Indonesia from February 25 to march 5, 2020.
29.Nov.2019 FCA EXTENDS PARTICIPATION ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2019 FIE CONGRESS For the first time ever, the FCA Board has decided to assist all federations in Asia attending the 2019 FIE Congress held in Lausanne Switzerland. The assistance comes in terms of a USD300 allowance given to the official delegate of each federation. This allowance is over and above the provision given by the FIE in terms of travel subsidy and hotel accommodation during the Congress.
03.Nov.2019 2019 ASIAN UNDER 23 COMPETITION WELL PARTICIPATED The 8th edition of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships were held the Fashion Island Mall in Bangkok Thailand from October 23 to 28, 2019. A total of 302 fencers representing 22 countries from Asia and Oceania participated in the 12 event competition.
21.Aug.2019 HONG KONG ORGANIZES 2020 ASIAN VETERANS FCA Treasurer and President of the Hong Kong Fencing Association Alexander "Wally" Yeung has confirmed that the Hong Kong will be ready to organize the 6th edition of the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships.
19.May.2019 2021 HOSTS OF FCA COMPETITIONS After the FCA General Assembly awarded to UZBEKISTAN the right to organize the 2021 Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships, two other federations were confirmed as host for the other competitions in that year.
18.Apr.2019 ASIAN UNDER 23 COMPETITION SCHEDULE CHANGED This year's Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships to be held in Bangkok Thailand has been rescheduled for October 23 to 28, 2019 (instead of the original schedule of October 19-24, 2019). The Amateur Fencing Association of Thailand has announced the change following conflicts which led to the unavailability of the competition venue.
13.Mar.2019 KOREA LEADS AJCFC IN AMMAN In the recently concluded Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships held in Amman, Jordan, Korea led all federations in the medal tally after winning 11 gold medals, 7 silvers and 10 bronzes. Korean fencers scored the highest in the junior events with a 6 gold medal record, while it tied with Japan in the Cadet events with 5 gold medals each.
13.Mar.2019 REFEREES EXAMS SCHEDULED In its recent meeting, the FCA Executive Board has approve to schedule the following Referees' Exam:
02.Mar.2019 ASIAN CADET CIRCUIT COMPETITION FORMULA SIMPLIFIED As was decided in the recently concluded FCA General Assembly, the competition formula for the Asian Cadet Circuit has been modified. Effective immediately the following should be observed and implemented:
02.Mar.2019 ASIAN VETERANS CIRCUIT GUIDELINES The guidelines governing the competitions under the Asian Veterans Circuit were also approved during the recent FCA Executive Board meeting held in Amman Jordan.
02.Mar.2019 UZBEKISTAN TO ORGANIZE 2021 AJCFC For the first time ever, Uzbekistan will host an FCA competition by organizing the Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships in 2021. The competition will be held in the capital city of Tashkent which was also the city which hosted the World Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships in 2015.
02.Mar.2019 FCA DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED As was decided in the recent FCA General Assembly, three developmental programs shall be implemented for the benefit of its member federations. The following will be under these programs:
27.Feb.2019 FCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TACKLES IMPORTANT PROPOSALS The FCA General Assembly held at the Holiday Inn in Amman Jordan has discussed and decided on many important proposals all aimed at helping its member federations in their tasks of developing fencing. These proposals were presented by FCA President Celso Dayrit in a well attended assembly held for the first time in West Asia.
30.Jan.2019 CHOI SHIN WON JOINS FCA BOARD The FCA Executive Board has recently approved to accept as its Vice President Mr. CHOI SHIN WON, who is the incumbent president of the Korean Fencing Federation. Mr. Choi replace Mr Kim Hiyong in the same position, and will serve the unexpired term of the latter until the end of 2020.
09.Dec.2018 2018 INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION ANNUAL CONGRESS IN PARIS PARIS, France, Dec. 8, 2018-The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has completed its annual Congress meeting in Paris, France, accomplishing multiple decisions and procedures as part of its official charter. The Congress, which took place at the Paris "Pavillon d'Armenonville", had 135 federations present or represented, as well as FIE Commissions and Councils, members of the Executive Committee and members of Honour. In addition to this year's Congress, the FIE is also celebrating its 105th anniversary.
07.Dec.2018 YUKI OTA ELECTED NEW FIE VICE PRESIDENT During its meeting held in Paris France, the FIE Executive Committee has elected Mr. YUKI OTA (Japan) as the new FIE Vice President. He joins Donald Anthony (USA) and Anna Pascu (Romania) as the three vice presidents under the presidency of Me. Alisher Usmanov.
05.Oct.2018 OLYMPISM IN ACTION FORUM IN BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct. 5-6 2018 - The "Olympism in Action" Forum takes place in Buenos Aires on October 5-6 prior to the opening of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, providing a broad array of sport-related discussions and presentations and including a diverse group of Olympic athletes and champions, refugee Olympic team members, sport federation leaders, Olympic city mayors, UN leaders, Olympic partners, local and international officials and dignitaries, academics, "Young Change-Makers" and journalists. Notably, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President and fencing Olympic gold medallist, will lead the opening session in conversation with Argentina's Jennifer Dahlgren, a hammer-throw Olympian.
11.Sept.2018 HAPPY WORLD FENCING DAY! LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 8 2018 - The second-annual World Fencing Day, Sept. 8 2018, took place worldwide bringing the fun, thrill, and experience of the sport of fencing to people of all ages, skills and athletic abilities. With International Fencing Federation (FIE) member organizations alongside athletes and coaches, fencing is actively reaching communities and individuals everywhere.
25.Nov.2017 INTERNATIONAL FENCING HOSTS 96TH ANNUAL CONGRESS IN DUBAI DUBAI, UAE, Nov. 25, 2017 - The annual congress of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with delegates from 129 national fencing federations discussing the results of the previous year and the future of fencing.
11.Sept.2017 WORLD FENCING DAY CELEBRATES FENCING, SOLIDARITY FOR ALL LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 11, 2017 - Around the globe, it was a day to celebrate the sport of fencing. World Fencing Day, on Saturday, September 9, featured a theme of Solidarity and brought Olympians together with those holding a sword for the first time, fencing clubs took to the streets to demonstrate dueling for wide-eyed children, and aspiring young fencers shared hopes and dreams with masters of the piste. The Solidarity theme gives a common purpose to everyone celebrating fencing, and strives to make it available to anyone, anywhere.
10.Aug.2017 WORLD FENCING DAY World Fencing Day, September 9, 2017, is approaching quickly, and the FIE would like to ensure all of its member federations and confederations around the globe are excited about the day and ready to participate fully in the event.
10.Jun.2017 FENCING RECEIVES TWO ADDITIONAL TEAM EVENTS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 9, 2017 - The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted the request of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) for two additional team events at the Olympic Games. Therefore, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, fencing competition will comprise six individual and six team events.