LAUSANNE, Switz., March 25, 2021—The International Fencing Federation (FIE) is announcing the Olympic-qualifying Fencing Grand Prix of Qatar, an individual foil competition for men and women and the first Grand Prix of the 2020-2021 competitive fencing season. The event will take place in Doha, Qatar from March 26 to 28 at the “Aspire Dome”.
Qualification rounds begin on Friday, March 26 for men and Saturday, March 27 for women. Individual finals for both men and women will be held on Sunday, March 28 and livestreamed on the YouTube FIE Fencing Channel.
The competition will take place under COVID-19 protocols developed by the FIE to support the safety, health and well-being of athletes, coaches, officials, referees and staff after extensive planning and preparation for Grand Prix operations and logistics. These 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.
Full information regarding this event, including the official invitation letter, registration forms, a complete schedule, detailed COVID-19 procedures and more may be found on the FIE Web site at www.FIE.org/competitions.