The annual Congress of the International Fencing Federation decided the host cities of several fencing Championships of the upcoming years. 124 out of 150 National Federations have enrolled for the Congress and more than 270 people attended.
The 2016 Senior team World Championships will be held in Rio de Janeiro and will be valid as a test event ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio. The 2017 Senior World Championships were assigned to Leipzig, Germany, and the 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and in 2016 in Bourges. The Veterans World Championships in 2015 were awarded in Limoges, France, in 2016 in Stralsund Germany and, the following year, in Maribor, Slovenia.
Alisher Usmanov, President of FIE and Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews group, announced an historic collaboration agreement to promote the broad scope of fencing disciplines and championships to Euronews upmarket audience with a worldwide geographical spread. Diversity also is the guideline for the channels sports-coverage.
Under the current three-year partnership with the Euronews, FIE will feature to the public images and highlights of the FIE international events. Special reporting of competitions will find its natural place within the Channel’s Sport bulletin, on-air and on digital outlets.An advertising campaign is also part of the agreement.
Alisher Usmanov, President of FIE declared: "Fencing is a very complete and noble sport, demanding concentration, discipline and a high sense of beauty. These values are important for our todays’ world. We do believe that fencing has a huge legacy, worth to be shared with millions of people around the globe. This is why we are eager to promote fencing highlights to a broad audience through one of the most powerful news TV channels. We are very happy about our partnership with Euronews, an ambitious media group, perfectly aligned with our needs and values".
Michael Peters, CEO, Euronews, declared: "It is an honour to have the opportunity to offer a premium visibility to the members of the International Fencing Federation and to all Fencing disciplines. Committed to diversity, we are dedicated to all the sports and will continue to broaden our sports programs in the future, both on-air and on a broad range of digital devices. "