04.10.2014 17th ASIAN FENCING GAMES IN GOYANG IN KOREA The 17th Asian Fencing Games ran from 20th to 25th September 2014 in Goyang, Korea. 270 fencers in all weapons combined were represented, (with 99 female fencers and 171 male fencers) 27 Asian countries crossed swords during this event, a new record for the Asian games.
04.09.2014 TEAM ASIA-OCEANIA 1 WINS MIXED TEAM IN NANJING 2014 YOG After garnering only a total of 3 medals in the 1st YOG in Singapore courtesy of Korea (2) and China (1), Asia gave a far better performance at the recently concluded 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing.
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.
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.
24.10.2014 KOREA WINS AU23 CHAMPIONSHIPS CUP Team Korea which participated in the recently concluded Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships held in Manila from October 10 to 15, 2014 won the SHIEKH AHMAD AL-FAHAD AL-SABAH CUP.
24.10.2014 BIG TURNOUT IN THE 2014 AU23 CHAMPIONSHIPS The popularity of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships continues to improve as the 3rd edition held in Manila from October 10-15, 2014 registered the participation of 32 federations from Asia and Oceania to a total of around 320 participating athletes and officials.
11.10.2014 FCA WOMEN’S COUNCIL FORMED As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the FCA Women’s Council was formally formed. Chaired by OFC President HELEN SMITH.
11.10.2014 FCA VETERAN'S COUNCIL FORMED As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the FCA Veterans Council was formally formed. Chaired by FRANCIS KWONG of Singapore.
11.10.2014 FIRST ASIAN VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPSHIPS As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the first Asian Veterans Championships will be held in Manila in the year 2015.
10.10.2014 COMPETITION MANAGEMENT SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS The first ever Competition Management Seminar was held in Manila from October 8 to 10, 2014. A total of 28 participants representing 21 federations attended the seminar aimed at enhancing the skills of various federation officials in organizing and managing fencing competitions.
07.07.2014 FCA ATHLETES COMMISSION ELECTED The FCA Athletes Commission has finally completed its memberships after the elections conducted during the recently concluded Asian Fencing Championships held in Suwon Korea. Elected members are: LEI SHENG (China) for Men’s foil; ALI YAGHOUBIAN (Iran) for Men’s Epee; KIM JUNG HWAN (Korea) for Men’s Saber; and YUNUSBAYEVA JAMILYA (Kazakhstan) for Women’s Epee. Japanese YUKI OTA chairs the FCA Athletes Commission.
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).
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.