LAUSANNE, Switz., March 10, 2021—The International Fencing Federation (FIE) is announcing the Olympic-qualifying Budapest Men’s and Women’s Sabre World Cup, the first major world fencing event in its 2020-2021 competition season.
After extensive preparations of World Cup operations and logistics, the competition will take place under new COVID-19 protocols developed to support the safety, health and well-being of athletes, coaches, officials, referees and staff. These new procedures affect virtually every aspect of participation in the event throughout its duration and associated travel, with the goal of significantly reducing probability of COVID-19 exposure.
The Budapest World Cup event includes the “Gerevich-Kovacs-Karpati Men’s and Women’s Individual Sabre World Cup” and “Zarandi Csaba Sabre Team World Cup” in Budapest, Hungary from March 11-14 at the BOK Hall (formerly SYMA Hall). Qualification rounds begin on Thursday, March 11 for men and March 12 for women. Individual finals for men and women are scheduled for Saturday, March 13 and the team competition and finals on Sunday, March 14.
Full information regarding this event, including official invitation letters, registration forms, a complete schedule, detailed COVID-19 information and more may be found on the FIE Web site at www.FIE.org/competitions.
Live streaming on: https://fie.org/live