World Fencing Cup logo unveiled
A new accomplishment is witnessed
at the Middle East sport capital of Doha. In January
2004, the Qatar Fencing Association will namely host
the World Fencing Cup (Epee).
||THE Qatar National Olympic Committee
(QNOC) General Secretary and Qatar
Fencing Association President, Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman
yesterday formally unveiled the logo of World Fencing
Cup (Epee), which will be hosted by Qatar on January
10 and 11, 2004.
The International Fencing Federation (FIE), in its
general assembly, unanimously voted in favour of
Qatar as a host of this
FIE President Rene Roche was also present on the occasion.Speaking
to reporters, Sheikh Saud expressed his appreciation and
gratitude for the cooperation extended by the FIE and
was glad to note that the FIE is satisfied with Qatar's
arrangements.A total of 100 fencers from 20 countries
are expected to participate in the World Fencing Cup.
and we are doing our best to attract young people to practice
the sport," he added.
|"The FIE officials
visited Doha in January and inspected all the facilities
and returned satisfied," he said. "We
are indeed happy to host this event which will be
first of its kind in the Middle East." Egypt
had earlier hosted a junior category event.
"We are keen to promote fencing as a sport
The Qatar Fencing Association would also host a Gulf level
fencing tournament in March next year.
"The FIE is happy to see that Qatar has the qualified
financial abilities and a wide experience required to
make the event a major success," Roche said. He also
congratulated the QFA and said that he was happy to see
that such event would boost the development of fencing
in the Gulf region and in Asia.