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.
05.02.2014 BOKEL RE-ELECTED CHAIR OF IOC ATHLETES' COMMISSION February 3 - Claudia Bokel has been re-elected chair of the IOC Athletes' Commission after a meeting here today. Bokel, a former epee fencer who won an individual gold medal at the 2001 World Championships before taking an Olympic team silver medal at Athens 2004, will continue the role for a further two years after being initially appointed during London 2012.
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
27.11.2013 IRAN ORGANIZES JUNIOR WORLD CUP Iran is scheduled to organize the FIE Junior World Cup to be held in its capital Tehran on December 14 – 15, 2013. Events in men’s individual Epee and Sabre are going to be played.
27.11.2013 BAHRAIN ORGANIZES NATIONAL DAY COMPETITION In celebration of the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Bahrain Fencing Association is organizing the Bahrain Fencing National Day International competition on December 6-7, 2013. The competition will be held in the capital Manama.
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.
05.09.2013 2013 ASIAN YOUTH GAMES The 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing were held from the 16 to 24 August 2013 in Nanjing, China. 45 Asian countries took part in the event. Fencing was included for the first time in the Games program: 27 Asian countries and 132 athletes, all weapons included, participated. The President and the Secretary General of the Asian Fencing Confederation, Celso Dayrit and Khaled Atiyat, attended the Games to encourage athletes.
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.
17.07.2013 ASIAN FENCERS SHINE IN UNIVERSIADE At the fencing competitions of the University Games currently being held in Kazan Russia, Asian fencers have garnered a total of 10 medals, of which 3 are gold, 6 silvers, and 1 bronze medal.
10.06.2013 2013 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SHANGHAI The 2013 Asian Championships took place from 4 to 9 June, 2013 in Shanghai, China. This year, due to internal problems in Lebanon, the Asian Confederation has decided to change the host country so that the Asian Championships are held safely for the delegations. The Chinese Fencing Federation has made every effort to support the FIE and the Asian Fencing Confederation to organize the 2013 Asian Championships in a difficult and urgent situation.
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.
10.04.2014 2014 FCA MEETINGS RE-SCHEDULED As recently approved by the FCA Executive Committee, the 2014 FCA Executive Committee meeting and the 2014 FCA General Assembly will be rescheduled for September 2014 during the Asian Games period.
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 BOKEL PROMOTES ATHLETES INVOLVEMENT IN OLYMPIC MOVEMENT IOC Member Mrs. CLAUDIA BOKEL is promoting athletes’ involvement in the Olympic Movement, and Asia is among her concern. Discussing with FCA President Celso Dayrit during the FIE Annual Congress held in Paris on November 29, 2013, Mrs. Bokel explained the initiatives she has taken in working with the Olympic Council of Asia President, Shiekh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah recently in Kuwait City.
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.
05.11.2013 2014 FIE REFEREES EXAM SCHEDULED IN JORDAN Upon the recommendation of the FIE Referees Commission, the FIE Executive Committee recently approved to conduct a Referees Examination in Amman Jordan on March 4 to 6, 2014. This is the only scheduled referees exam in Asia for 2014 that was approved by the FIE Comex.
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.
13.09.2013 FCA PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES NEW IOC PRESIDENT On behalf of all the member federations for the Fencing Confederation of Asia, FCA President Celso Dayrit congratulated Dr. Thomas Bach on his election as the new President of the International Olympic Committee.
27.08.2013 CHINA RULES AYG FENCING China ruled the fencing competitions in the recently concluded 2nd Asian Youth Games held in Nanjing China on August 19 to 21, 2013. Of the six individual events contested in the Games, China won four while Japan and Hong Kong one each
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.
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.