Rules

Structure and composition of the FIE Calendar

General

Weapons: Foil, Epee, Sabre


Type: Individual, Team


For: Men and Women


Disciplines: 138 per season including annual World Championships


Sport seasons

Duration: October – May


June: Continental championships.


The Senior World Championships are held between 15 July and 15 August.

Quadrennial Competitions

Olympic Games

6 individual events and 4 team events

Qualification competitions for the Olympic Games

1 per continent

Olympic Youth Games

6 individual events and 1 mixed team event

Regional Games (Europe, Africa, America, Asia)

6 individual events and 6 team events

Universiades

6 individual events and 6 team events

Structure of the World Cup competitions

Interval between two competitions for each weapon

Minimum two weeks.

Duration of the competitions (individual and team)

1 day.

Men and women

The women’s and men’s individual World Cup competitions for the same weapon are held on the same weekend, but not necessarily in the same city.

Senior Calendar

Number of competitions

Foil/Épée/Sabre
Women and Men

5 individual World Cups, 5 team World Cups, 3 Grands Prix (individual), World Championships (6 individual competitions and 6 team competitions)

Continental Championships (Europe, Africa, America, Asia): 6 individual competitions and 6 team competitions per continent

NB: The Senior World Championships do not take place in the years of the Olympic Games, except for the two team events which do not feature in the Olympic Games schedule.

Structure of the World Cup competitions and Grands Prix

Cycle of competitions for each weapon

2 World Cup competitions, 1 Grand Prix,

2 World Cup competitions, 1 Grand Prix,

1 World Cup competition, 1 Grand Prix.

Interval between two competitions for each weapon

Minimum two weeks.

Duration of competitions for each weapon

World Cups and Grands Prix: 2 days

Team World Cups: 1 day

Men and women

The women’s and men’s individual World Cup competitions for the same weapon are held on the same weekend, but not necessarily in the same city.

The women’s and men’s Grands Prix for the same weapon are held on the same weekend and in the same city.