12th September 2017
Around the globe, it was a day to celebrate the sport of fencing. World Fencing Day, on Saturday, September 9, featured a theme of Solidarity and brought Olympians together with those holding a sword for the first time, fencing clubs took to the streets to demonstrate dueling for wide-eyed children, and aspiring young fencers shared hopes and dreams with masters of the piste. The Solidarity theme gives a common purpose to everyone celebrating fencing, and strives to make it available to anyone, anywhere.
Reports have been streaming in to the International Fencing Federation (FIE) of World Fencing Day activities taking place in the farthest corners of the planet. Here are just a few samples of what’s been happening:
Much more may be seen on FIE social media, including videos, photographs, and stories. World Fencing Day has produced a reach of more than one million people via its hashtag of #FencingDay, with more than related 2500 posts on Instagram. Numerous countries provided information to the FIE about their activities, just as of this weekend:
Angola • Azerbaijan • Belgium • Canada • China • Colombia • Cyprus • France • Germany • Great Britain • Honduras • Hungary • India • Italy • Libya • Nepal • Nicaragua • Iraq • Kyrgyzstan • New Zealand • Puerto Rico • Russia • Rwanda • Switzerland • Turkey • Uganda • Venezuela • USA
The FIE congratulates all federations, clubs, and individuals for promoting fencing with their activities organized in their countries. Fencing is a sport for all ages and people, and on this first World Fencing Day, it is exhilarating to see children fencing with their parents, juniors bouting with seniors, and people globally sharing their experiences.
World Fencing Day takes place annually on the second Saturday of September. Please find more about this event on FIE social media: