In 1937, the first official FIE Fencing World Championships were organised in Paris, featuring men’s epee, men’s sabre, men’s foil and women’s foil. A women’s epee event was held for the first time in 1989 and women’s sabre in 1999.
The FIE World Championships are an annual event, with the exception of years in which Summer Olympic Games take place. Events not held in the Summer Olympic Games have the FIE World Championship in the same year.
Points obtained at World Championships are multiplied by factor 2.5 in individual competitions and by factor 2 in team competitions.
Each year, the FIE awards the most successful national federation with the “Grand Prix des Nations.”
The 2013 World Championships are held from 05.08. - 12.08.2013 in Budapest, Hungary.
The English version of the official event website has been launched. Fans and media alike are welcome to visit http://www.fencing2013.com/ to find the provisional competition schedule and further information on the event that will take place in the Syma Event and Congress Center in Budapest.
The ticketing for the event will start on 1 May with media accreditation beginning the same month.
Media and fans can follow the latest news about the event on Twitter @escrime2013 and @fie_en as well as on the FIE Facebook at www.facebook.com/fie.org.
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