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Denison adds women's fencing as 24th varsity sport  Big Red Athletics

GRANVILLE, Ohio- Denison University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Nan Carney-DeBord has announced the addition of women's fencing ...

Could America's wokest sport really be ... fencing?  The Guardian

Fencer Race Imboden caused a stir when he knelt for the anthem at the Pan-Am Games. But his sport is more diverse than many would think. Beau Dure. Tue 13 ...

Lightsaber fencing is now an international sport  We Are The Mighty

You don't need to wait for Master Yoda to train you on your lightsaber skills. The newest sport in France probably has a few years before it will be in the ...

With a passion for fencing, Sterling teen blossoms into a national contender  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Tucked away on a quiet side street in Sterling, children of all ages bounce out of their parents' cars each morning for another day of summer camp. Only this ...

U.S. Fencer and Hammer Thrower Lead Silent Protests at Pan-American Games  The New York Times

The United States fencer Race Imboden took a knee at the awards ceremony of the Pan-American Games on Friday, and the next day, the hammer thrower ...

I’m proud to be an American fencing champion. Here’s why I knelt for our anthem.  The Washington Post

Four days ago in Lima, Peru, I stood at the top of an awards podium with my teammates and received a gold medal for fencing in the 2019 Pan American Games ...

USOPC reprimands athletes for political protest, says it’s for their own good  New York Daily News

The USOC wants to prevent athletes from doing political protests at the Tokyo Olympics. It won't be easy.

Local Notebook: STEM Academy fencing coach wins national honor

Five years ago if you would have told Corlis Hicks she would someday win a major coaching award, she would have been flabbergasted.

Hollandstrong funds providing tennis court upgrades  Lewiston Sun Journal

Removal of the fencing surrounding the tennis courts in Jay is the first step in creating three new courts made possible through HollandStrong. Pictured from left ...

Dunwoody Fencing Club coach honored | Sports  Dunwoody Crier

Dunwoody Fencing Club head coach Kathy Vail has received USA Fencing's Outstanding *Service* Award for Youth Fencing. In her remarks at the award ...

Do you want to learn to fence?  Action News Now

You can learn to fence like Zorro and learn physical and mental skills through CARD's fencing program in Chico.

Air Force names new Fencing Head Coach  KKTV 11 News

Omar Elgeziry has been named the head coach of Air Force fencing, announced today by Director of Athletics Nathan Pine. A former Olympian, Elgeziry returns ...

‘It’s not a time to stay silent’: American fencer explains his protest on medal stand  The Washington Post

The idea had been running through Race Imboden's mind for a while. Finally, pushed by news of two mass shootings in the United States over the first weekend ...

Hong Kong protesters could do with IOC president Thomas Bach’s fencing skills  South China Morning Post

The world's most powerful man in sport gives a young boy a fencing lesson, proving he still has polished skills as a former world-class athlete.

From a birthday party to a podium celebration: Mason Moskowitz's path to Team USA glory  Poughkeepsie Journal

How a mom's birthday party for her 10-year-old eventually led to Poughkeepsie's Mason Moskowitz winning three international medals for Team USA.

PPLD Homeschool Resources Fair proves popular  Colorado Springs Gazette

Roughly 500 parents and children came out for Friday's Homeschool Resources Fair in Colorado Springs.

Supervisors hear plans for ball field updates | News, Sports, Jobs  Lewistown Sentinel

REEDSVILLE — The Brown Township Board of Supervisors heard project plans for a local ball field at their monthly meeting Monday evening at the Brown ...

Dust fencing going up for Kihei project | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

A Goodfellow Bros. crew installs dust fencing along the perimeter of the Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare project at the former Maui Lu ...

Southern Alleghenies names grant recipients | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

Reservoir Park will receive solar lighting The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of ...

Next frontier for differently-abled fencing bronze medalist: MPSC exam  The Hindu

After winning top honours across sporting disciplines, Anuradha Solanki, who works at the Mantralaya canteen, is in pursuit of greater glory.

Diving Into D.C. Public Comments: Defining Exclusion Zone, Allowing Operators To Set Limits  Sports Handle

Based on stakeholder comments, the D.C. Lottery still has a lot of work to do before finalizing sports betting regulations.

David Rudisha set to miss world championships  OlympicTalk

David Rudisha is set to miss the world championships during a two-year break from competition.

Iowa is now the 11th state to legalize sports gambling in the U.S.  MarketWatch

Iowa is the only Midwestern state with legalized sports betting.

French fencing body recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport  ESPN

France's fencing federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.

$27-million Saint John Field House nears opening day

Finishing touches are being put on the Greater Saint John Field House as opening day approaches for the new centre.

Country's future sports heroes to be honored  BusinessWorld Online

REIGNING GIRLS PGA champion Yuka Saso heads the cast of awardees when the Phoenix Petroleum Siklab Sports Youth Awards 2019 honors the future ...

A Look At The Success Experienced By 250-plus Collegiate Athletes At The Pan American Games

Over the course of 19 days of competition nearly 400 current or former collegiate athletes represented Team USA at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.

Shadowed by crashes, somber IndyCar field returns to Pocono  Washington Post

A somber IndyCar field returns to a Pocono Raceway track shadowed by mayhem.

FENCING: Russian women superb in FIE Worlds as Deriglazova wins twice; US makes history with men's Foil title  The Sports Examiner

Russia's women's squad won medals in five of six events to headline the FIE World Championships at the BOK Sports Hall in Budapest (HUN), with its Olympic ...

1 Year: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals  The Edwardsville Intelligencer

TOKYO (AP) — With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will ...

USA fencing championships | Elderly competitors still find sport fun  The Columbus Dispatch

For the oldest competitors in the USA Fencing National Championships, age is just a number, not an impediment. Athletes in their 70s and 80s are taking up the ...

Raffles Institution student suffers forehead injury after fencing coach throws a phone at him for “disobedience”  The Independent

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Use L'Force: France registers lightsaber dueling as an official sport  Fencing.Net

The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars' characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same ...

Fencing 'returns' to Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville  Standard Freeholder

One of the new events for the 2019 Glengarry Highland Games is broadsword fencing, whose roots are hundreds of years old.

Lawrence Fencing Duels at National Level

"No one expects to see fencing in Wisconsin, so when we're at national events and regional events, it's a lot of 'hey who are you guys' and 'we didn't know there ...

Saturday Sports: NCAA Basketball Championship, Harvard Fencing Coach Scandal  NPR

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the Final Four tournament and the scandal swirling around Harvard's fencing coach.

Local fencing club finishes third at national championships  The Oakland Press

The Renaissance Fencing Club won seven medals at national championships last week, including two gold medals, making the Troy-based foil club third in the ...

Greg Massialas is patriarch of America's first family of fencing. His target: gold  Los Angeles Times

Greg Massialas' San Francisco club has contributed to a surge in American fencing, churning out a string of top-ranked competitors in the discipline of foil.

Fencing club provides mental, physical challenge for Allegheny athletes  The Campus

There are 13 club sports offered at Allegheny College, each bringing something unique to campus. One of the sports offered that some may not be familiar with ...

Burroughs grad Beihold's talents stretch far beyond being All-American fencer  Los Angeles Times

University of California San Diego's Beihold has an illustrious collegiate life that extends past standout fencing career.

Breaking Down the Investigation Into Harvard's Fencing Coach and a Peculiar Real Estate Deal  Sports Illustrated

Harvard's fencing coach is under investigation after a housing transaction raised admissions concerns. What does it mean, and what's next?

Olympic pioneer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she has 'unofficially' ended her fencing career  Yahoo Sports

Ibtihaj Muhammad said her story is "more than fencing" and is *content* with her career.

UNC Tar Heels only fencing coach retires after 52 years  Raleigh News & Observer

Ron Miller retired after coaching the UNC Tar Heels' fencing programs for 52 years. He gives lessons at Apex Fencing Academy. He started at North Carolina in ...

Budapest 2019 Fencing World Championships  Olympic Channel

Complete guide, preview, schedule, and everything else you need for the Budapest 2019 Fencing World Championships.

Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers - Olympic News  Olympics

Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, ...

Fencing Rules  Fencing.Net

The rules of fencing can be a little tricky for beginners to understand and aren't very friendly to get started. In this quick reference article, we provide a recap of ...

Gautam Singhania's strategy to maintain Raymond's growth trajectory  Economic Times

There is a weekly ritual between Gautam Singhania, chairman and managing director of Raymond Ltd, and Sanjay Behl, the chief executive officer of the ...

Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally  The Daily Evergreen

Athletes from the WSU fencing club were clashing swords as they practiced in Smith Gym on Thursday night. Fencing is an old practice with cultural references ...

Teams of teens prove agricultural mettle in Feilding  New Zealand Herald

A Feilding High School team has again won the lower North Island TeenAg senior division.

Keystone fencing making a name - Sports  The Wyoming County Examiner

The Keystone College Giants support a fencing club team with the purpose of informing and educating students about the different aspects of fencing, while also ...

Three Swords Fencing: A Modern Twist on an Ancient Sport  9&10 News

Fencing is a sport that goes back centuries, long before basketball, baseball and football. This historic sport has made its way to a Traverse City non-profit called ...

President Bach passes on fencing know-how to young athletes in Papua New Guinea - Olympic News  Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach met young athletes at the the impressive Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday.

Fencing: Italy win men's foil bronze - English  Agenzia ANSA

Italy won the men's foil bronze at the world fencing championships in Budapest on Tuesday. For the first time in 32 years the Italian team went home without a ...

A day in the life of… YOG fencing coach Greg Massialas - Olympic News  Olympics

As part of our behind-the-scenes series on life at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), speaks to Greg Massialas, coach of the USA fencing team at ...

British Researcher Investigates the Science of Fencing  Fencing.Net

A former international fencer has reported on the physiological and biomechanical demands of the sport with the aim of exploring new ways to improve ...

Welcome to the Olympic Sport of Fencing!  Fencing.Net's guide to the Olympic sport of fencing! This is your one stop shop for all info a beginner or prospect needs for fencing sport.

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller expresses gratitude after 52 years at the helm  Charlotte Observer

Ron Miller, UNC's fencing coach of 52 years, is officially retiring at the end of June. He's the only coach North Carolina has ever had until now.

Ex-fencing coach convicted in attempted molestation of a minor  USA TODAY High School Sports

An ex-fencing coach at Caddo Magnet High School (Shreveport, Louisiana) has been convicted of an attempted molestation of a child.

The sport of fencing is described as physical chess  CNN

A sport which relies on the use of skills, tactics and strategy. The modern adaptation of fencing is now attracting a new generation of competitors in Africa.

Bethesda teen brings home gold from fencing Junior Olympics  WTOP

A teenager from Bethesda, Maryland, didn't expect to win the gold medal, but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. See photos and video of ...

Cardinal Fencing Academy athletes earn medals at summer nationals  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Athletes from Cardinal Fencing Academy in Sterling combined to bring home multiple medals from the 2019 USA Fencing Summer Nationals, contested June 28 ...

‘No one will believe you.’ Somebody did: Penn State fencing assistant fired over groping allegation  Allentown Morning Call

A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her ...

Fencing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Travel, Schedule, Info, News  Fencing.Net

Welcome to the guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Find travel information, schedule, television info, news, and much more!

Harvard Fencing Concludes Season with Fourth-Place Finish in NCAAs | Sports  Harvard Crimson

With six All-Americans and a fourth place overall team finish, Harvard fencing concluded its season with a strong performance in the NCAA Championships last ...

Fencing Junior Olympics Brought More Than 2,000 Competitors to Denver  Our Community Now at Maryland

Fencing athletes from 45 states converged upon the Colorado Convention Center in mid-February to compete in the 2019 Junior National Championships.

Cubs' Kris Bryant: There should 'absolutely' be fencing around field after Almora foul ball  USA TODAY

Cubs' Kris Bryant said fencing should be extended around the entire field after teammate Albert Almora's foul ball struck a young girl in the stands.

The French Fencing Federation introduces lightsaber dueling as a new sport

Inspired by the Star Wars movie franchise, this newly recognized sport will surely attract aspiring jedis (or siths) to engage in friendly competition!

US Women's Epee Fencing Team Claims World Cup Silver Medal In Dubai

It was a silver Sunday for the members of the U.S. women's epee fencing team, who claimed the No. 2 spot at the world cup stop in Dubai. The top-ranked U.S. ...

In France, the Force awakens interest in the sport of fencing — now with lightsabers

Step aside, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. In France, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan-Kenobi and Yoda are the new faces of inspiration in fencing — as France's national ...

College scandal: Chinese high school fencing Dad who bought Harvard coach's house also purchased youth academy  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jie "Jack" Zhao's purchase of Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand's house led to an investigation. Now his purchase of the land housing a prep fencing academy ...

Vivian Kong becomes first Hong Kong fencer to win World Cup gold medal  South China Morning Post

The 25-year-old epeeist is the first Hong Kong fencer – man or woman – to win one of fencing's most prestigious titles.

Fixing fencing to keep turtles safe | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

Jody Kimmel (left) and Jake Egelhoff repair a section of turtle fencing along the shoreline at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Friday. They were part of.

Former Trinity Student Natalya Coyle Books Tokyo 2020 Spot  The University Times

Former Trinity student Natalya Coyle has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where she will compete in the modern pentathlon. Coyle scored 1,335 points on ...

COLUMN: Authority Figures Must Learn from the Harvard Fencing Scandal | Sports  Harvard Crimson

We were so close, guys. USC. Stanford. Hell, even Yale – as if last weekend's bashing from the batter's box wasn't enough. In the midst of the largest admissions ...

Exploring Club Sports at Swarthmore: Fencing and Ultimate  Swarthmore Phoenix

In recent years, Swarthmore varsity athletics teams have begun to attract attention on the national stage. But one aspect of the Swarthmore athletics department ...

Outdoor fencing tournament aims to sharpen Montreal’s interest in the sport  Global News

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce park turned into a battleground Saturday, for the fifth edition of the Sword Play Outdoor Tournament.

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee accepts fencing as newest sport

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has accepted fencing as its newest member sport.

Lightsaber duelling an official sport in France | World News  Sky News

France's fencing body recognises lightsaber duelling as a sport, granting the weapon the same status as the foil, epee and sabre.

Harvard fencing coach fired over house sale  ESPN

Harvard has fired fencing coach Peter Brand over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was ...

Montgomery fencing teams capture state squad titles | Sports

It was an ending to the season that sent both of the Montgomery High School fencing teams home happy.

Fencing to protect refuge complete this summer | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

Feral Animal Removal Experts LLC owner Greg Czar lines up the ram of a hydraulic pile driver as “fence guy” Hawk Prive positions a 10-foot-long, 8-inch-diam.

Local residents win medals at fencing national championships

The Renaissance Fencing Club, which features several residents from the Hometown Life area, won seven medals at national championships last week, ...

Delaware Valley University Adds Fencing to NCAA Sports Roster  Fencing.Net

A nationwide search for a Head Coach for the 2019-20 season is already underway. Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley University has this week announced its ...

Lessons From a Scandal: Colleges Quietly Tighten the Athletic Recruiting Process  The New York Times

Some prominent universities implicated in the admissions scandal swiftly announced new layers of oversight. Dozens more did the same out of public view.

Fencing star Vivian Kong likely to keep top spot despite another disastrous outing  South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's Vivian Kong Man-wai is likely to cling on to her world number one spot even after performing poorly in her latest epee competition on the world tour ...

Vivian Kong achieves historic fencing bronze; dedicates it to people of Hong Kong  South China Morning Post

Left-handed fencer dedicates her bronze to the people of Hong Kong and is looking like a genuine medal chance at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

The science behind the Olympic sport of fencing  The Conversation UK

In foil, epee and sabre, Olympic fencers must have exceedingly rapid reactions. This academic (and fencer) is researching the sport.

FENCING Preview: Largest tournament in the world – the US National Championships – getting started in Columbus  The Sports Examiner

USA Fencing can rightly be proud that more than 5,400 fencers from 48 states and 20 foreign nations are gathering in Columbus, Ohio for competitions in 94 ...

Israel nabs its first-ever World Cup fencing medal, winning silver  Haaretz

The blue and white lost to Russia in the finals but now has a better chance of reaching the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

On Point Practices: Club fencing prepares for first tournament  The Ithacan

The Ithaca College club fencing team is for new fencers to learn the basics of fencing, like footwork, before they compete.

Penn State fencing coach Wes Glon did not report sexual misconduct allegations against assistant George Abashidze, report says  The Daily Collegian Online

Penn State fencing head coach Wes Glon did not report sexual misconduct allegations against assistant coach George Abashidze when he was made aware of ...

Gameday+ | Meet a Buckeye: Oliver Shindler, fencing  Buckeye Extra

Oliver ShindlerSport: FencingAge: 21Year: SeniorHometown: ChicagoMajor: Criminology Question: You've competed for club and college, but what was it like to ...

College Sports Are Affirmative Action for Rich White Students  The Atlantic

Athletes are often held to a lower standard by admissions officers, and in the Ivy League, 65 percent of players are white.

FENCING: US dominates Pan Am individual champs with five golds in six divisions  The Sports Examiner

Fans of American fencing saw familiar faces at the top of the podium at the Pan American Championships in Toronto (CAN) with U.S. stars earning five golds in ...

Columbus hosting the largest fencing event in the world again.

COLUMBUS -- The largest fencing tournament in the world will break records again this summer as the USA Fencing National Championships and July ...

Fencing Lunges into Preseason at Penn State Open | Sports  Harvard Crimson

Harvard fencing lunged, parried, and riposted its way to successful finishes in both the men's and women's divisions during this weekend's preseason-starting ...

Led by Owens family, Bay Regional Fencing Alliance thriving  Midland Daily News

The Bay Regional Fencing Alliance of Freeland has flourished since its formation about three years ago as the merger of Three Rivers Fencing Club of Midland ...

Courtney Hurley takes epee silver at fencing World Cup  Houston Chronicle

It was Hurley's first career World Cup silver medal in the wake of a first career bronze World Cup finish at Chengdu, China, in March.

Hong Kong fencer Vivian Kong’s reign at top ends as she slips to No 3  South China Morning Post

The 25-year-old is beaten in the quarter-finals of the Cali Grand Prix by China's Sun Yiwen but only four points separate the world's top three fencers.

Joyce makes her mark on international fencing stage  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Sterling teen Michaela Joyce was part of a four-member United States fencing team that won silver at the Bratislava Cadet World Cup.