MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 ASSIGNED TO FRANCE. RUNNING IN MARSEILLE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT

The General Assembly, meeting in Algiers during the course of the 2016 championships, assigned to France the organization of Mediterranean Championships in 2017.
The championships will be held in Marseille, the oldest French city, capital of culture in 2013, European Capital of Sport in 2017.
Marseille is a tourist city that host many congress per year. Is the most important French Mediterranean port for cruises and freight.
The championships will be organized by the French Fencing Federation and by the league Provence and Côte d’Azur.
The Championships will be held from 27 to 29 January 2017 at the Palais des Sports de Marseille.

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MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 A ORAN

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The thirteenth edition of the Mediterranean Championships was held in Oran, Algeria, the last weekend in January.
Excellent organization of the Algerian Fencing Federation, which recorded the presence of 250 athletes in competition, new participation record for countries outside Europe.
For the first time the championships were held in the same hotel – the Meridien – which received the majority of delegations and the planned meeting. The competitions were held in a large room, while the finals darn by most televisions, have been held in an auditorium capable of seating 3000
Specifically authorized the presence of Mexican fencers, requested by the Spanish federation because the athletes are training in Spain and participating in European competitions. The Mexican won every competition in saber under the program.
The complete results published in his voice, “Championships 2016″.

 

MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT BYBLOS (LEBANON)

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The autumn meeting of the Executive Committee of the Confederation took place in Byblos, tourist locality at north of Beirut. Very nice the hospitality of Vice President Comes Mr. El Choueiri.

Are took all necessary decisions for the good running of the next championships, scheduled in Algeria, city of Oran, at the end of January.

The DT will be composed by the Italian Proietti Mosca (Comm. Arbitration), the Tunisian Zouari (Comm. Technique) and the Algerian Gana (representative of the Organising Committee). Mr. Medhat El Bakry, member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation and international referee, held on the eve of the championships, mini stage to the referees present.

As for the 2017 championships, the Committee welcomed the candidature of the French federation who propose the city of Marseilles, declared European Sport City for 2017. The official trust will be given by the General Assembly to be held during the Algiers championships.

BIG FENCING MEETING IN SICILY

In the period September / October 2015, the Italian Federation has scheduled a series of training sessions for national teams foil, epee and saber in Modica.

Many athletes belonging to Mediterranean countries adherents to the Confederation were invited to the trainings. They participated enthusiastically to the internship that took place near the great hall of the palace of the Sicilian club.

Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Greece, France, Spain basin countries that have joined the initiative: Ines Boubakri Azza and Sarra Besbes, Vassiliki Vougiouka Mahmoud Mohsen some of the athletes present in Sicily to train with Valentina Vezzali and partners.

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Occasionally, at the initiative of Vice President of CONI Giorgio Scarso, took place in the ancient Greek theater of Taormina two matches Italy vs Rest of the World women’s foil and men’s epee, which was attended by more than 1,000 spectators.

STAGES FOR TECHNICIANS

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As expected at the beginning of September there were two stages The first , which took place in Beirut was dedicated to the épée.

Was held by the French master Jerome Roussat . The second , dedicated to the foil , took place in Cairo and was held by the Italian master Simone Piccini .

In photos published groups of participants with their master monitors. At moment the stage dedicated to the sabre expected to Algiers had to be postponed.

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MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN ZAGREB

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The Croatian Federation welcomed the members of the Executive Committee of the Confederation for its spring meeting held in Zagreb on kind invitation of President Zelko Kvesic. The President Kvesic was present at the beginning of the meeting, with the Secretary General Reno Marolt and Ms. Martina Zmaic, organizer of the week-end.

The Committee took note of the waives of Morocco to the organization of the championships in 2016 and assigned them to Algeria, which has chosen Oran as city conducting. For the 2017 championships, France and Egypt have already applied for membership; the final decision will be taken in Oran.

The Committee decided to support three stages for technicians of the Mediterranean countries to organize in September in Lebanon (epee), Egypt (foil) and Algeria (saber).

The meeting was the opportunity to visit the Croatian capital and installation of the city headquarters of various fencing clubs.

TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR FENCING

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The Executive Committee decided, in Zagreb, the organization of three courses for fencing technicians and coaches of the Mediterranean countries.

The courses will take place in September under this program:

FOIL – In Cairo (Egy) – Fencing Master appointed by the Italian Federation

EPEE – Beirut (Lib) – Fencing Master appointed by the French Federation

SABRE – In Algiers (Alg) – Fencing Master appointed by the French Federation

Each course is open to a maximum of fifteen fencing technicians, ten of the host country, five from neighboring countries.

GENERAL AND ELECTIVE ASSEMBLIES

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The general assemblies took place, this year in Guadalajara, at the hotel AC Marriot. Present the representatives of twelve federation. Present also Mr. Pietruska, Secretary General of the International Federation.
Regarding the ordinary, after the approval of the President , the Secretary and the Financial Treasurer reports, the Assembly has given the 2016 championships to Morocco, while France announced his candidacy for the 2017 championships.
The Assembly decided to hunanimité the appointment of Mr. Mohamed Abdallah and Mr. Dimitris Kontos, founding members of the Confederation, who wanted to let the Executive Committee after a presence of twelve, as honorary members

The elective brought to the Executive Committee the Egyptian Mahmad El Bakri and the Moroccan Joussef Fathi

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