2018 is a very significant year for Italian fencing, celebrating 110 years of history. In fact, for the first time, Italy is hosting the Veterans Fencing World Championships.
The city hosting the most important event of international veterans fencing is Livorno, a city with an established fencing tradition, where many Italian champions were born.
Firstly, the city of Verona is hosting the Juniors and Cadets World Championships, secondly China is hosting the World Championships, and thirdly Livorno is hosting the third most important event of the FIE fencing competitions.

The Veterans World Championships will be a very important occasion to see the best expression of the world fencing movement: there will be many different fencers, athletes with a well-known past career who will face passionate fencers who got to know fencing at not a such young age.

On behalf of the Italian Fencing Federation I would like to thank the Organising Committee led by Giulio Paroli, who with many difficulties was able to put into motion an organisation that now can host such an event, that will surely be in line with the great traditions of Italian fencing and that also will offer and important contribution to the qualitative and technical growth of the organisation of international fencing events.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude also to the municipal Administration of Livorno, to the Tuscany Region and to the Sponsors and Authorities that chose to support this event.

Lastly, my warmest welcome to the athletes who will come from all over the world, I wish them good luck for the competition and I sincerely hope that this event will also be an occasion to discover Livorno’s area and the great charm of Tuscany.

Giorgio Scarso
Italian Fencing Federation

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