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National women’s fencing coach resigns after questioning sex harassment, abuse claim against Penn State assist  Philly.com

Ed Korfanty, the national coach of the U.S. Women's Saber team, resigned over the weekend after speaking about a North Carolina woman's sexual misconduct ...


Russia’s 8-time World Champion in fencing Yakimenko says his return to sport is possible  TASS

MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia's eight-time World Champion in fencing Alexei Yakimenko, who announced a decision to wrap up with his sports career in ...


Penn State fencing coach failed to report assistant who groped, harassed woman on plane, complaint alleges  Philly.com

After separate investigations by Penn State and an independent nonprofit that monitors abuse in college sports, longtime coach Wes Glon remains in his ...


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.


‘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 ...


State Games fencing set for June 1 in Bozeman  Montana Sports

BILLINGS – Registration is still available for next week's Big Sky State Games fencing competition in Bozeman. The event is slated for Saturday, June 1, at the ...


Lewis Mills’ Sally Rodgers success in fencing traced to talent, discipline  Torrington Register Citizen

BURLINGTON — Fencing is a thing. And for Lewis Mills senior Sally Rodgers and her peers around the state — around the world — it's a very big thing indeed.


Fencing Feature: Olympic sport is unique but growing in our desert  KESQ

Since it started 16 years ago, the Desert Fencing Academy has brought a different type of sport to the Coachella Valley.


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 ...


I Know What It's Like to Work for Alisher Usmanov's Media  The Moscow Times

Opinion | The mass resignation of Kommersant's entire political desk should come as no surprise.


En garde! France embraces the lightsaber -- as sport  FRANCE 24

Lyon (AFP). It has for decades been the dream of the young and the young-at-heart -- to be like Luke Skywalker from Star Wars and vanquish foes with a ...


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 ...


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

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


Notre Dame's Axel Kiefer and Amanda Sirico Headline All-ACC Academic Fencing Teams  The ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) — Notre Dame's Axel Kiefer and Amanda Sirico have been named the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's and Men's ...


Spotlight Knight: Warren Choi  RU Daily Targum

It has been more than a decade since Rutgers fielded men's and women's fencing teams at the NCAA Division I level. The Rutgers Athletics went out to cut the ...


Birmingham Fencing Club making a point on the national level  280 Living

When Eric Wang puts on his mask for a fencing competition, everything fades away except for the opponent in front of him. That feeling, he said, never gets old.


The point of fencing? It’s touching  Newsday

In a decisive moment, I think: one, two-three, slow, fast-fast, then a double advance lunge. I fall short. Quick retreat and a remise. I feel the click of my tip on my ...


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.


Courtney Hurley takes epee silver at fencing World Cup  Houston Chronicle

Two-time Olympic fencer Courtney Hurley, who trains at Alliance Fencing Academy in Houston, won a silver medal in epee Saturday at an International Fencing ...


Lightsaber recognized as official discipline by French Fencing Federation  Deutsche Welle

French fencing officials added the lightsaber to the sport's three traditional disciplines and even started an academy to structure it. Proponents say it will draw ...


Eight Duke Teams Post Perfect APR Scores  GoDuke.com

DURHAM, N.C.— Eight Duke University varsity athletics programs registered a perfect 1000 score in the most recent multi-year (2014-18) Academic Progress ...


Nick Itkin, Lee Kiefer Wrap Up Foil Grand Prix Season With Silver, Bronze Medals  TeamUSA.org

U.S. foil fencers Nick Itkin and Lee Kiefer each fell to the reigning world champions but are still coming home with medals after the final grand prix event of the ...


Fencing group plans summer camps | Franklin Hamburg Lafayette NJ | Sports  The Advertiser News South

In August, the National Fencing Allicance will offer Youth Fencing Summer Camps for beginners & intermediate fencers at the Police Athletic League (PAL) gym ...


Fall Rivers Koen Schenck captures fencing gold  Fall River Herald News

Athletes from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) recently achieved success in a weekend Regional Youth Circuit fencing tournament hosted by ...


Why 4 top college softball teams are playing in Fort Collins this weekend  The Coloradoan

There are only 20 NCAA Division I softball teams still playing games this season, and four of them are playing for a championship this weekend right here in Fort ...


Tiger Woods eyes 2020 Olympics but also faces questions  NBC Sports

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods knows how tough qualifying for the 2020 Olympics will be — tougher than qualifying for any PGA Tour event. The question ...


Italy's Cassara, Team USA win foil fencing gold in St. Petersburg  Fencing.Net

Italy's former world champion Andrea Cassara has won his first World Cup gold in over four years in St. Petersburg, defeating compatriot Alessio Foconi in the ...


Strauss: A 40-year history of abuse and investigation  OSU - The Lantern

Because the story of Richard Strauss and his victims spans over 40 years, The Lantern developed a timeline of events using the independent investigation ...


French fencing body recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport  ESPN

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


FENCING Preview: Deriglazova look to continue dominance in Grand Prix Shanghai women's Foil  The Sports Examiner

If the question is who is the best fencer in the world at the moment, the answer must be Russia's Foil star Inna Deriglazova. Already the 2016 Olympic and 2017 ...


FENCING: Veterans Hartung and Velikaya score tight wins in Sabre Grand Prix events in Europe  The Sports Examiner

Germany's Max Hartung may be, at 29, entering his prime. His victory in the FIE Sabre World Cup in Madrid (ESP) has moved him up to no. 3 in the federation's ...


FENCING Preview: Sabre stars gather in Madrid and Tunis, including no. 1-ranked Eli Dershwitz of the US  The Sports Examiner

This week's installment of the traveling FIE World Cup has stops for the Sabre specialists in Madrid (men) and Tunis (women), with the top-ranked stars all in ...


Scottish Rugby to look 'very closely' at Six Nations plans  BBC Sport

Scottish Rugby will look "very, very closely" at any proposals for promotion and relegation in the Six Nations.


Wing It Sports Bar opens downstairs at 89 King William St Adelaide City  The Advertiser

A heritage-listed building on King William St has had a transformation downstairs into a US-style bar complete with chain link fencing.


FENCING: Italy and Russia go 1-2 in Foil World Cups, with another win for Cassara and Deriglazova  The Sports Examiner

Veterans dominated the Foil World Cups in Russia (men) and Germany (women). Italy went 1-2 in the men's event, with 2011 World Champion Andrea Cassara, ...


FENCING Preview: Four 2018 World Champions in action in Cali, St. Petersburg and Tauberbischofsheim  The Sports Examiner

It's a busy weekend in fencing, with the third Epee Grand Prix in Colombia and Foil World Cups in Europe. In all, winners of seven World Championship and ...


FENCING: Kharlan claims 50th career in-season medal in Sabre World Cup in Seoul  The Sports Examiner

The three-time World Champion in the women's Sabre, Olga Kharlan, is already in the record books as one of the greatest fencers of her generation. But she ...


FENCING Preview: More than 300 Sabre stars at second Grand Prix, in Seoul  The Sports Examiner

The second Sabre Grand Prix of the season is getting ready in Seoul (KOR), at the SK Handball Gym. A total of 163 men and 153 women are entered, with the ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


When Jews Ruled the Fencing World  Tablet Magazine

Jewish athletes have won more Olympic medals for fencing than for any other sport.


Nations Championship: World Rugby to decide on new concept in Dublin  BBC Sport

World Rugby's revolutionary Nations Championship concept faces a crucial 24 hours as the power-brokers of the world game meet in Dublin on Wednesday.


For local fencing community, whiff of scandal sparks shock — and jokes  The Boston Globe

Scandal is a frequent visitor to the high-stakes world of college football and basketball, where coaches with outsized personalities roam the sidelines and ...


Harvard launches investigation into sale of fencing coach's house to parent of a recruit  USA TODAY

In the wake of the recent college admissions bribery scandal comes the story of a legendary Harvard fencing coach and a wealthy parent who only wanted "to ...


HEALTHY LIVING: 5 things to know about fencing  Meriden Record-Journal

WALLINGFORD – Fencing, an Olympic sport known for its national competitions, is about much more than just defeating the opponent. The Record-Journal ...


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 Family Fosters Sport on Western Slope  WesternSlopeNow

After shedding its brutality, the sport of fencing can be traced back to England in the late 1700's.


Rania Rahardja: Pioneering wheelchair fencing in Singapore through YCM+ - Olympic News  Olympics

After competing in fencing at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore in 2010, Rania Rahardja was Singapore's Young Change-Maker (YCM) at ...


NCAA Championships 2019 Preview  Fencing.Net

The 2019 NCAA Championships begins tomorrow, March 21st 2019 and ends Sunday March 24 and will be partially televised on ESPN3 this year. This article is ...


Morning Briefing: The Force is strong with the French Fencing Federation  Los Angeles Times

In a sure sign that the world is coming to an end soon, France's fencing federation (cleverly named the French Fencing Federation) has officially recognized ...


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 ...


Lawrence Fencing Duels at National Level  WeAreGreenBay.com

"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 ...


USA Fencing to implement FIE non-combativity rules at Denver Junior Olympics  Fencing.Net

USA Fencing will start implementing the newly adopted FIE-level non-combativity rules changes beginning this upcoming weekend at the Junior Olympics in ...


Second-tier Adelaide Victory faces top-flight Adelaide Olympic for a place in FFA Cup SA last four  The Advertiser

Lou Ricciuto spent every weekend for seven seasons dragging temporary fencing around Pennington Reserve just to allow Western Toros to host State League ...


What to Expect from Your First Fencing Tournament  Fencing.Net

For newer fencers, the question of what to do at a fencing tournament can be daunting. While more experienced fencers and coaches are used to the experience ...


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 ...


Boutmy, an Olympic fencing stalwart, reflects on experience | News, Sports, Jobs  Tiffin Advertiser Tribune

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of stories about former Olympians. “Be proud to represent your country and your sport, never give up,


Ibtihaj Muhammad: The Olympic Fencer Is Charting Her Own Path  The New York Times

She is an inspiration to young Muslim women worldwide. But in her new memoir, she writes about the discrimination and anxiety she has faced.


Lightsaber dueling is now officially recognized as a competitive sport  GEEKSPIN

The French Fencing Federation has recently ruled lightsaber dueling as an official competitive sport. The national governing body for fencing in France.


Fencing assistant coach 'no longer with' Penn State following sexual abuse allegations  The Daily Collegian Online

Former fencing assistant coach George Abashidze is “no longer with the university,” a Penn State Athletics spokesperson told The Daily Collegian.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Iman Blow faces fear in Olympic fencing pursuit  NBC Sports

Blow is the latest Olympic hopeful product of the Peter Westbrook Foundation.


Club Sports profile: Fencing Club  Oaklandpostonline

Although not particularly commonly known on campus, Oakland University has a fencing club team that caters to everyone, including a new endeavor accessible ...


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 ...


Joyce earns silver medal at national fencing championships  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Michaela Joyce continued her fencing prowess with another impressive performance April 12-14 at the 2019 USA Fencing Division I National Championships in ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Times of Trenton boys, girls fencing preview: 2018-19: Montgomery has high hopes  NJ.com

The Montgomery boys and girls squads are gearing towards a successful season with District 2 and Skyland Conference title aspirations while Hun, Princeton ...


Fencing in Sonoma County  Community Voice

While the sport of fencing has been around for literally hundreds of years, it is one not often considered by people, especially for their children. However, the ...


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 ...


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.


Poland's 'Father of Fencing' dies aged 98  Fencing.Net

Professor Zbigniew Czajkowski, dubbed the 'Father of the Polish School of Fencing', has died just two days after his 98th birthday on February 8th. Known as an ...


Gameday+ | Meet a Buckeye: Oliver Shindler, fencing - Sports - Buckeye Xtra - Columbus, OH  Buckeye Extra

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


NJ.com All-State boys fencing team, 2018-19  NJ.com

ALL-STATE BOYS FENCING TEAM, 2018-19. SABRE. FIRST TEAM. Zachary Chan, Bergen Tech, junior. Chan finished his junior season in the best way ...


Finding Fencing: Rachel Wakefield  Georgia Tech News Center

On the fourth floor of the Campus Recreation Center, past the shoe-squeaking games of pick-up basketball and the dull thudding of smashed volleyballs, there is ...


Write For Fencing.net  Fencing.Net

At Fencing.net, we're always looking for great *content* and ways to help expand the reach of the sport of fencing. If you or anyone you know might be interested ...


Junior Spencer Deats' passion for fencing drove him to Ball State  The Daily News

Growing up fencing, Deats knew he wanted to continue his passion for the game. With no colleges in his home state of Kansas offering any sort of fencing club ...


Sixth-Ranked Duke Set for ACC Championships  GoDuke.com

DURHAM, N.C. – The sixth-ranked Duke fencing team will travel to Boston, Mass., for the 2019 ACC Fencing Championships Feb. 23-24, hosted by Boston ...


Columbia fencing wins third national championship in 5 years  CU Columbia Spectator

The Columbia University fencing team won its fifth co-ed team national championship, making it the team's third title in the past five years. This past weekend, in ...


For an Edge in Ivy League Admissions, Grab an Oar and Row  Bloomberg

In middle school, Amanda Grady played golf because her parents thought it would get her into a good college. She didn't stick with it. Then she discovered ...


George Kolombatovich, Fencing Coach at Columbia and the Met, Dies at 72  The New York Times

George Kolombatovich, who coached Columbia University fencers to five N.C.A.A. championships and taught sword fighting to cast members of “Otello,” ...


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 ...


Montgomery fencing teams capture state squad titles | Sports  centraljersey.com

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


Report on purchase of coach's house brings the admissions scandal to Harvard  Inside Higher Ed

A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also ...


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.


FIE completes Annual Congress in Paris, withdraws executive orders 4 and 5, for now  Fencing.Net

The International Fencing Federation concluded its Annual Congress meeting in Paris, France earlier this month with two of the most controversial proposed rule ...


Columbia Crowned National Champions for 16th time at NCAA Championships  Fencing.Net

Columbia University have lead the NCAA Fencing Championships from start to finish to win their 16th national title after four days of competition in Cleveland, ...


Team USA athletes warm up for the World Cup season at January NAC  Fencing.Net

A number of the country's best fencers, as well as some of its' most promising up-and-comers, have competed at the January North American Cup, held in ...


Imboden, Volpi win in Turin  Fencing.Net

Race Imboden and Alice Volpi have both taken gold at the FIE Foil Grand Prix in Turin, Italy, one of the blue-ribbon events of the season. The win takes Imboden ...


Pinecrest Academy fencers lunge toward the competition with precision | Georgia Bulletin  Georgia Bulletin

CUMMING—It's a week after Thanksgiving, two days before the fifth fencing tournament of the season, and members of the Pinecrest Academy fencing team are ...


Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges: Fencer, Composer, Revolutionary  WBUR

Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges was born the son of a slave. But his mastery of fencing was his entrée into a life of high society and accomplishment.


Notre Dame Wins 2019 ACC Women's Fencing Championship  The ACC

Women's Team Results CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame won all available titles on Sunday in the second day of the 2019 Atlantic Coast ...


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 ...


Film stars Thurman, Jovovich and Delon are honorary ambassadors of fencing  TASS

PARIS, December 10. /TASS/. World's legendary film stars Uma Thurman, Mila Jovovich and Alain Delon are the honorary ambassadors of the sport of fencing ...


Yale fires fencing coach after 49 years Valerie Pavilonis Apr 01, 2:30 am Fencing  Yale Daily News

On Thursday evening, Director of Athletics Vicky Chun emailed members of the Yale Fencing Association and fencing alumni to inform them that the Athletic ...