14.07.2014 KOREA DOMINATES AFC The Korean Fencing team dominated the Asian Fencing Championships anew with a 9 gold medal haul. This is the nth time that Korea has out-matched the other participating teams in the official zonal seniors fencing championships organized by the Fencing Confederation of Asia and sanctioned by the Federation Internationale D'Escrime.
10.06.2014 MONUMENT In HONOR OF A FENCER Probably the biggest monument built in the world, honoring a fencer (as a sportsman) was constructed in the Philippines. The 30 foot monument of DR. JOSE RIZAL which depicts him as an athlete wearing a fencing uniform and holding a fencing sword, was unveiled during the National Schools Games held in the province of Laguna (south of Manila).
28.04.2014 EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES BRING SHARE GLORY IN PLOVDIV China, Japan and Korea shared in bringing honors for Asia in the recently concluded World Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships held in Plovdiv Bulgaria. These three countries which all belong to East Asia have been consistently performing well in major FIE competitions, giving Asia its place in the medal standing.
20.03.2014 2014 J/C ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AMMAN, JORDAN The 2014 J/C Asian Championships were held from March 8 to 17 2014 in Amman, Jordan. It was the first time that the points of individual junior competitions were included in the FIE ranking. 29 countries and 502 athletes participated, all weapons included. This participation is important because Jordan is west of Asia, geographically, and the countries of East and Southeast Asia are further than some European countries. Despite the distance, there were many participants at the 2014 Juniors & Cadets Asian Championships in Amman, which shows that fencing has been developed on the Asian continent.
20.03.2014 FIE EXAMINATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS OF P REFEREE OF B CATEGORY IN AMMAN, JORDAN FIE examinations in Asia were held from March 5 to 7 2014 in Amman, Jordan. According to FIE rules, a single examination by continent and by year is organized. 60 candidates attended the examinations, all weapons included. Both FIE examiners, Salah Ferjani and Mohamed El Motawakel, worked hard and seriously for three days. The test results were satisfactory: 15 candidates passed the examinations in foil, 13 in épée and 8 in saber. Among them, some women candidates passed their exams in two weapons, or even three, which is a very important success for Asian women referees.
20.02.2014 INDIAN FENCERS MAY NOW COMPETE IN ALL COMPETITIONS Following the recent decision of the International Olympic Committee to lift the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association, the Federation Internationale D'Escrime (FIE) has also lifted its previous decision to ban the participation of fencers from India to attend the FIE Congress.
28.01.2014 BIGGEST SEAFF COMPETITION HELD IN MALAYSIA From January 17 to 27, 2014 Malaysia played host to the biggest SEAFF Championships ever held. More than 400 fencers from Southeast Asia gathered in Putrajaya in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, representing Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
28.01.2014 SEAFF ELECTS NEW OFFICE BEARERS In its meeting held at the Shangrila Hotel in Putrajaya Malaysia on January 26, 2014, the Southeast Asian Fencing Federation (SEAFF) elected its new office bearers for the term 2014-2015. Elected President is JULIANA SEOW who is also president of Fencing Singapore, while Malaysian Fencing Federation Vice President Madam RUSNI ABU HASAN was elected SEAFF Vice President.
22.01.2014 FIE RULES IN PERSIAN The 2014 FIE Technical Rules has been translated into the Persian language and recently released in Iran. The Persian version of the fencing rules contain the new changes approved during the FIE Congress held in Paris on December 2013.
29.11.2013 IRAN CELEBRATES OWN FIE CENTENNIAL DAY In commemoration of the FIE Centennial day which is being celebrated in Paris on November 30, 2013, the Iranian Fencing Federation organized its own activity with a fencing competition on November 29, 2013
11.09.2013 OLYMPIC FENCER IS NEW IOC PRESIDENT Dr. Thomas Bach in the new President of the International Olympic Committee. He was elected at the IOC Congress held in Buenos Aires on September 10, 2013, having overwhelmingly garnered the most number of votes, beating five other candidates. He succeeds Jacques Rogge to be the ninth president of the IOC since it was founded in 1894.
06.09.2013 PHILIPPINES CELEBRATE FENCING DAY The Philippine Fencing Association celebrated Fencing Day last on August 31, 2013 before thousands of spectators at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City. The day-long event aimed to promote the sport of fencing in the country and was held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Federation Internationale D’Escrime, which is the governing body of fencing in the world. The FIE was officially inaugurated in France in 1913.
17.07.2013 IRAQI FENCING DAY The Iraqi Fencing Federation celebrated the anniversary of the centenary of the founding of the international federation by a large festival in Baghdad from July 1 to 3, 2013.
01.06.2013 TAJIKISTAN FEDERATION ORGANIZES FENCING DAY The Fencing Federation of Tajikistan held its Fencing Day celebration on March 19, 2013 in Dushanbe which is the capital of Tajikistan. The one day event was participated in by the country’s active fencers and federation officials, while guests from the government, the media and schools were invited.
01.06.2013 BANGLADESH FEDERATION CELEBRATES FENCING DAY The Bangladesh Fencing Federation has celebrated its own Fencing Day with a week-long activity in commemoration of the FIE Centennial. The activities focused in the promotion of the sport of fencing in Dhaka City, the Chitagong City, Rajshahi City and Khulna City, attracting hundreds of spectators. The project was managed by BFF President QAMRUL ISLAM.
21.07.2014 2014 ASIAN UNDER 23 TO BE MOVED IN MANILA Following the Information received from the All Indonesian Fencing Championships that they will not be able to organize the 2014 Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships in Indonesia, the FCA Executive Committee decided to accept the offer of the Philippines Fencing Association to host this event on October 10 to 15, 2014.
21.07.2014 2014 FCA MEETINGS ALSO TO BE MOVED IN MANILA After receiving information from the organizers of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon Korea, the FCA Executive Committee has decided to also moved the scheduled FCA Executive Committee meeting and the FCA General Assembly to Manila during the period of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships
07.07.2014 HEAVY TURNOUT IN FIRST ATHLETES ELECTIONS A total of 220 athletes out of the 300 who competed in the 2014 Asian Fencing Championships participated in the first ever elections for the FCA Athletes Commission held in Korea from July 2 to 4, 2014.
10.06.2014 2016 EVENTS OPENED FOR BID The Fencing Confederation of Asia has opened for bidding to interested federations wishing to organize the FCA events for the year 2016. These official FCA competitions are: 1) the Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships which should be held in Late February or early March 2016; 2) the Asian Fencing Championships and Olympic Qualifiers to be held before the end of April 2016; and 3) the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships to be held in October 2016.
27.02.2014 FCA TO ORGANIZE FCA WOMEN’S COUNCIL In a recent decision of the FCA Executive Committee, the Fencing Confederation of Asia will organize its own FCA WOMEN’S COUNCIL.
30.11.2013 OTA WINS PRESIDENCY OF FIE ATHLETES’ COMMISSION Double Olympic Games silver medalist and many time Asian champion YUKI OTA has emerged as the first President of the FIE Athletes’ Commission. Ota was elected by his peers in their meeting in Paris on October 30, 2013, besting Italian Valentina Vesali by a vote of 6 – 5.
14.11.2013 FIE REFEREES SEMINAR CONCLUDES The first ever Referees Seminar of the Federation Internationale D'Escrime culminated in Manila with a resounding success, amidst the havoc brought about by a super typhoon which affected a large portion of Central Philippines. Manila was spared from this devastation natural calamity, allowing the seminar to proceed as planned.
27.09.2013 FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP CUP AWARDED The Shiekh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah CUP was awarded to Team China for having won the overall honors in the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships in Kuwait. China won 9 gold medals, 2 silvers and 8 bronze medals to clinch the overall standing. Iran was second overall with 2 golds and 2 bronze medals.
03.07.2013 FCA ADOPTS USE OF FIE REGULATION EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS All FCA competitions will now implement the use of standard FIE equipment and uniforms. Giving due attention to ensure the safety of all fencers participating in its competitions in Asia, the FCA Executive Committee approved a resolution to strictly comply with the standard regulations of the FIE in the use of equipment and uniforms in all competitions.
01.06.2013 SEVEN ASIANS ENSHRINED IN THE FIE HALL OF FAME Three officials and four athletes from Asia are among the 100 personalities enshrined in the Hall of Fame of the Federation Internationale D’Escrime. The FIE Hall Of Fame has been established in connection with the Centennial Celebration of the FIE this year (2013).
01.06.2013 HOST OF FUTURE FCA EVENTS NAMED During the FCA General Assembly held in Bangkok on March 3, 2013, the hosts of the FCA events for 2014 and 2015 have been decided.
10.06.2014 COACHING COURSE IN TASHKENT In continuation of its global plan for the development of fencing in the world, the Federation Internationale D'Escrime has organized another coaching course for Epee coaches in Asia to be held in Tashkent Uzbekistan from June 8 to 21, 2014.
16.12.2013 FIE REFEREEING SABRE SEMINAR IN PARIS The FIE Refereeing Commission established its project of international referees training from 2013 to 2016 to homogenize the level of international referees on the 5 continents. The aim is to clarify the definition of actions that are blurred for referees in order to enhance their refereeing level, which must be as objective as impartial.
01.06.2013 SPECIAL ENDOWEMENT FUND TO SUPPORT VETERAN FENCING CREATED Mr. Alisher Usmanov, FIE President, announced that a “Specialized Endowment Fund to Support Veterans Fencing” has been created. The Fund is capitalized with USD 10 000 000, the amount allocated by the International Charity Fund For the Future of Fencing and donated by Mr. A. Usmanov, who has become the Fund’s Trustee.