to hold International Fencing Tournament in 2003.
President of the International Fencing Federation Rene
Roch of France has hailed the tremendous potential that
Qatar can very easily organize international tournaments
in fencing. Qatar's Fencing Association, he said, is
taking rapid strides in developing the art of fencing
in spite of the fact that the association was recently
Roch said in a statement soon after meeting His Highness
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Chairman of Qatar National
Olympic Committee that Qatar has a huge potential in
the field of sports and has facilities of International
standards to develop at a rapid pace. Hence, the international
Fencing Federation has no hesitation in entrusting Qatar
with the task of organizing the International Fencing
Tournament which will be held at the end of next year.
The International Fencing Federation will extend full
cooperation to the Qatari association to enhance the
skills of the Qatari fencers as well as the referees.
president of the International Fencing Federation, Rene
Roch has visited Doha recently and has met H.E. Sheikh
Saoud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani Secretary General of
Qatar National Olympic Committee and President of the
Fencing Association. He also met the members of the