Fencing at the Olympic Games

Fencing is one of only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896. The others are: Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics and Swimming

The competition rules and fencing weapons used have varied a little over the history of the modern Olympics. Three types of weapon are used in the sport of Olympic fencing today: the Foil, Épée and Sabre. The singlestick was featured in the 1904 Olympic Games, but it was already declining in popularity at that time.

2012 Olympic Fencing Events

changes: the Women's Sabre Team event was dropped after only being on the program once, and replaced with Women's Épée team event. For the men, team épée has been dropped and team foil event comes back in.

The medal events for Olympic fencing is the same for men and women except for the men's team sabre and women's team épée.

men women
  • individual foil
  • individual sabre
  • individual épée
  • team foil
  • team sabre
  • individual foil
  • individual sabre
  • individual épée
  • team foil
  • team épée

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