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Record attendance for fencing congress


09 Dec 2011
Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Fencing Federation (FIE) Congress brought together a record 233 participants from 129 national federations from December 2-4 in Philadelphia, USA. Among the main decisions taken were the awarding of the 2012 World Veterans’ Championship to Krems, Austria, and the presentation of the Chevalier Feyerick Challenge prize to the French Fencing Federation for the outstanding organisation and delivery of the 2010 Senior World Championships in Paris.

On Friday, December 2, the FIE Executive Committee decided to implement wireless epee at Olympic Games, World Championships and Grand Prix competitions. All three weapons (foil, sabre and epee) are now wireless. Full information at www.fie.ch.

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