FIE ISSUES TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION UPDATE
Today, the FIE has issued a letter to the Presidents of all National Fencing Federations with a statement about how qualification for the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games have been revised.
Qualification points already gained by teams and individuals have been frozen as of March 8, 2020 and will be reactivated when the final qualifying events can be held. That date is yet to be determined.
The full statement reads:
Tokyo Olympic Games
Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021, please find attached the updated qualification system, as approved by the FIE Executive Committee and the International Olympic Committee.
Only the various dates mentioned in the document have been adapted and revised to take into account the decision notified in the FIE urgent letter 2-20.
Results and qualifications obtained until March 2020 are retained. The rankings are “frozen” as of March 8, 2020 and will be reactivated (on a date yet to be determined) when we will be able to hold the last competitions counting for the Olympic qualification mentioned in the urgent letter 2-20.
An overview of the revised dates and information provided above can be seen on the last page of the qualification system.
The EFC continue to provide full support to the FIE in these challenging times.