FIE Congress Concludes with Key Decisions
The annual congress of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) came to a close in the picturesque Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on 25th November 2023. This gathering of fencing enthusiasts and experts led to significant decisions that will shape the trajectory of the sport in the future.
1. Montenegro Fencing Federation Successfully Joins FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has approved the affiliation of the Montenegro Fencing Federation, marking a significant step forward for fencing in the country. By becoming part of the FIE family, Montenegro will now have access to new avenues for the development and promotion of the sport within its borders.
2. European Cities Eager to Host Prestigious Fencing Events
Following the successful hosting of the World Championships in Milan, Paris is now preparing to host the Summer Olympic Games next year. Looking ahead to 2025, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has been chosen as the venue for the Senior World Fencing Championships, an event eagerly anticipated by fencing enthusiasts worldwide.
3. Exciting Host Cities Confirmed for Upcoming Championships
Wuxi, China has been selected to host the 2025 Cadets and Juniors World Fencing Championships, leveraging the success of hosting the Military World Championships in 2019. In 2026, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will welcome the Cadets and Juniors World Championships. Hong Kong has been designated as the host city for the 2027 Senior World Championships.
4. Congress Highlights Administrative Matters and Honors Ana Pascu
During the congress, several administrative topics were discussed and resolved. Notably, a special memorial was approved to honor the legacy of Ana Pascu, the former president of the Romanian Fencing Federation and vice president of the FIE. Pascu played a crucial role in advancing fencing globally, and the congress commended the Romanian Federation for their exceptional work in the sport.
5. Outstanding Fencers Recognized and Awarded
The FIE congress held in Sharm El Sheikh has brought forth a momentous occasion for the future of fencing. The crucial decisions made during this event signal exciting developments and advancements that will redefine the sport in the coming years. Fencing enthusiasts can anticipate a thrilling journey ahead, as the sport continues to evolve in ways that will captivate and inspire for years to come.