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.
02.Nov.2020 SECOND FCA REFEREEING WEBINAR The second FCA Refereeing Webinar of the Fencing Confederation of Asia was held on October 30 to November 1, 2020. This 3-day seminar done online was participated in by referees from East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Oceania federations, who all compose Group 2 of this developmental program. This time, 12 countries were represented namely: Australia, New Zealand, China, Macau, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
26.Oct.2020 FCA REFEREEING WEBINAR The first of two Refereeing Webinar of the Fencing Confederation of Asia was held from October 23 to 25, 2020. This webinar was dedicated for Asian federations belonging to GROUP 1 comprising referees from West Asia, South Asia and Central Asia. Eight countries were represented namely: Jordan, Kazakhstan, India, Iran, Lebanon, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
22.Aug.2020 FCA ELECTIONS In an official announcement to be released soon, the FIE Executive Committee already approved to postpone this November's schedule of the FIE Elective Congress until after the Summer Olympic Games next year. Despite this however, each continental Confederation must decide on their Elections that is consistent with their own Statutes.
22.Aug.2020 2020 FCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY As previously scheduled, the 2020 FCA General Assembly and elections should be held in Taipei on October 13 and immediately followed by the Asian Under-23 Fencing Championships. Because of this Covid-19 pandemic we already cancelled the AU23 and postponed the Elections until 2021.
25.June.2020 2020 FCA ANNUAL DUES Considering that most of the FCA competitions and activities this year had been cancelled because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the FCA Executive Board decided to WAIVE the annual dues of its member federations to the Fencing Confederation of Asia for the year 2020.
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.
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.