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THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session confirms all of the Bach-led reforms for now...

The International Olympic Committee membership agreed with all of the initiatives and reforms passed by its Executive Board and gave its President, Thomas Bach (GER), a sweeping confirmation of the path he has chose for the organization. Meeting in Lausanne (SUI) beginning the day after the 125th anniversary of the revival of the Olympic Games, […]
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FENCING: Dershwitz earns Grand Prix silver; Velikaya storms to 40th career in-season medal

American Eli Dershwitz is no. 1 in the FIE World Sabre Rankings and will stay there after his silver-medal performance in the Sabre Grand...

FENCING Preview: Oh going for three in a row at Sabre Grand Prix in...

American Eli Dershwitz has held the worldwide no. 1 ranking in men’s Sabre for most of the last couple of seasons, due in part...

FENCING: Champs Foconi and Deriglazova dominate Foil Grand Prix; four medals for U.S.

World Champions Alessio Foconi of Italy and Inna Deriglazova of Russia confirmed their status by winning the Foil Grand Prix titles in Shanghai (CHN),...

FENCING Preview: Deriglazova look to continue dominance in Grand Prix Shanghai women’s Foil

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...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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FENCING: Veterans Hartung and Velikaya score tight wins in Sabre Grand Prix events...

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 world rankings, his highest ranking ever, with a 15-14 win over Hungary’s 2012-16 Olympic gold medalist Aron Szilagyi (HUN). The victory continues a career […]
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FENCING Preview: Sabre stars gather in Madrid and Tunis, including no. 1-ranked Eli Dershwitz...

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...

FENCING: Italy and Russia go 1-2 in Foil World Cups, with another win for...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

LANE ONE: Russian involvement in elections is nothing compared to what they’re doing...

The latest turn in the saga of the International Boxing Association came last Thursday when the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, offered to pay more than $16 million to clear AIBA’s debts, on the condition that the sport be retained in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was only the […]
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FENCING: Newcomers score first World Cup medals in Buenos Aires, Budapest and Sint-Niklaas

The beauty of the FIE World Cup series is that it’s an open competition. If you’re good enough, you’ll end up on the victory...

FENCING Preview: Top-ranked Kong, Dershwitz and Velikaya in World Cup action this weekend

The fourth round of World Cup action in Epee and Sabre comes this week on three continents, with strong fields in all four events: ●...

LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t...

The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: “The Games and the values for which the Olympics purport to be about — excellence, friendship, respect and, by extension, tolerance — are the very thing that stand in marked contrast to an abhorrent shooting […]
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FENCING: Deriglazova outlasts Volpi in match of World Champs in Anaheim Foil Grand Prix...

A dream match-up of the 2016 Olympic/2017 World Champion vs. the 2018 World Champion was the climax of the FIE Foil Grand Prix in...

FENCING Preview: U.S.’s Imboden headlines Second Foil Grand Prix in Anaheim

Two high-quality fields of 190 men and 147 women are lined up to compete in the second Grand Prix in Foil at the Anaheim...

FENCING: Minobe and Popescu triumph in Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

The second Grand Prix of the season was a showcase for the veterans, as 31-year-old Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu, 34, came...

FENCING Preview: Four world no. 1s in action this week in Epee and Sabre

A busy week is ahead in fencing, with the second Epee Grand Prix in Hungary and Sabre World Cups in Italy and Greece: ● Epee...

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