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.



Tokyo 2020 Olympic Fencing Events

There are currently 12 fencing events at the Olympics. There are 6 medal events for men, and 5 for women. It is the first time that both team and individual events have been held in all three weapons for both men and women.

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Fencing match at the Rio Olympic Games Fencing match at the Rio Olympic Games

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