FIE Programmes Resume at 2022 Dubai Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships

LAUSANNE, Switz., March 24, 2022—The FIE is resuming its programmes at the 2022 Dubai Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in April, which paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programmes, including Safe Sport, Fair Play and Donate Your Fencing Gear! will offer a variety of in-person informational and educational resources and presentations for athletes, coaches and officials attending the Championships.

Safe Sport. The FIE is committed to providing a safe environment for all, where athletes and all stakeholders in the global fencing “family” are able to develop harmoniously and are respected and protected from all types of harassment and abuse. For Dubai, the Safeguarding officers will be available at the Safe Sport stand to provide education and information about practicing and ensuring Safe Sport at all levels of fencing, and to offer detailed information about the FIE Safeguarding Policy. Educational videos and information will be shown to visitors, who will also be given an informational flash drive containing relevant Safe Sport resources and links.

DYFG. In Dubai, athletes will be able to stop by the Donate Your Fencing Gear! stand to donate equipment and learn about the programme. The FIE oversees the acquisition and distribution of the gear to ensure it is evenly and fairly delivered to the beneficiary nations, who then provide it to recipients in their own country. Donated equipment is checked thoroughly by dedicated SEMI delegates to ensure compliance with FIE safety standards.

Fair Play. To promote sportsmanship among athletes and the values associated with fair play the FIE Fair Play Council and the associated International Fair Play Committee seek to develop a better understanding of fair play principles and how they apply to athletes' daily lives. The stand in Dubai will feature educational, activities and information to enrich athletes’ and coaches’ knowledge and understanding of fair play concepts and how they may be practiced in training and competition.

The FIE encourages all participants attending the 2022 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Dubai to visit these stands, which will be located in the “Fan Zone”, close to the main entrance.

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