International Fencing Federation says no international events until 2021 due to coronavirus

Qualifying for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics had almost finished as there were only five events left, as well as the continental qualifying tournaments.

Agence France-Presse September 23, 2020 21:21:09 IST
International Fencing Federation says no international events until 2021 due to coronavirus

Joshua Lim (left) of Singapore fights against Phattanapho Srisawat of Thailand in the men's individual foil fencing event at the Southeast Asian Games in Manila on 4 December, 2019. AFP

Paris: The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has decided that international competition will not restart until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, AFP learned on Wednesday.

In a letter sent to national federations, the FIE explained that competition would not recommence until the new year due to the differing virus regulations in different countries, as well as travel restrictions that sometimes require quarantining.

Qualifying for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics had almost finished as there were only five events left, as well as the continental qualifying tournaments.

 

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