The 2015 FIE Congress in Guangzhou, China appoints Wuxi in China as a host for 2018 Senior World Championships

The annual Congress of the International Fencing Federation took place in Guangzhou, China. 122 National Federations were represented at the Congress, which voted for the host cities for the 2018 Senior World Championships and the 2018 Veterans’ World Championship, as well as the 2017 Cadet and Junior World Championships.

  • 2017 Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2018 Senior World Championships will be held in Wuxi, China
  • 2018 Veteran’s World Championships will be held in Livorno, Italy

A step towards achieving sustainability: the candidature file presented by a city must refer concretely to sustainable development and environment principles to meet all the necessary requirements to be considered as a valid application.

The Congress also adopted the FIE Code of Ethics, readapting the IOC Code of Ethics, which has been reviewed and re-elaborated by the FIE Legal Commission and is now incorporated in the FIE Statutes as Chapter XII. In line with IOC guidelines, the Code includes a section dedicated to the fight against betting and corruption.

There was success for gender equity, with approval for securing a female presence of 30% on the Executive Committee. The culmination of the Congress was reached when Wuxi was awarded to right to organise the 2018 World Fencing Championships.

The Challenge Chevalier Feyerick Trophy was awarded to the Russian Fencing Federation for its services to the FIE, having organised 3 championships in 4 years and given significant support to the organisation of a fourth in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A second Challenge Chevalier Feyerick Trophy was awarded to Frantisek Janda.

photos © Serge Timacheff

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