Clean Sport

In association with WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and ITA, the FIE is dedicated to complying with world Clean Sport regulations and helping to educate and inform fencers and coaches about its importance and how to effectively follow Clean Sport requirements. Find out more information about Clean Sport and how it works with fencing: fie.antidoping@ita.sport


In anti-doping, the principle of Strict Liability applies – if it is in the Fencer’s body, the Fencer is responsible for it.

This means that every Fencer is strictly liable for the substances found in their urine and/or blood sample collected during doping control, regardless of whether the Fencer intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or method. Therefore, it is vital that Fencer and Fencer Support Personnel know the rules and understand their responsibilities under the Code.

Fencers must know and understand the Prohibited List and with the risks associated with supplement use. More information on the Prohibited List, medications and supplements is available in the Prohibited List, Medications & Supplements section (insert link to the Prohibited List, Medications & Supplements section of the website)