The International Fencing Federation has elected four more distinguished individuals to be part of the FIE structure for the term 2017-2020. This increased the number of Asians serving in various posts in the world governing body for the sport of fencing to 27 individuals, the most number of Asians ever to be honored.
IMAD NAHAS of Lebanon is the only Asian included in the FIE Ethics Commission. Being a lawyer, Imad is also the Secretary General of the Lebanese Fencing Federation.
Ms. HAN KYUNG MI of Korea is added to the FIE Fair Play Council, increasing to three the number of Asians in this Council. The two others are Kasymov Osmonjan (President of the Kyrgyzstan Fencing Federation) and Dr. Eyad Maghayreh of Jordan who is also the FCA Referees Commission Chairman.
The FIE Athletes Commission elected ELMIR ALMZHAMOV of Kazakhstan and LEI SHENG of China among the 12 member Athletes Commission. Asian YUKI OTA who was formerly the president of this Commission, now served as the FIE Executive Committee representative.