The International Fencing Federation (FIE) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing body of fencing. We are proud to be an Olympic sport since 1896 and to have 150 affiliated member federations all over the world. In 2013, the FIE celebrated its 100th anniversary. The FIE establishes the rules to which international competitions must be organized and oversees their implementation. Every year, the FIE organizes Senior, Junior, Cadet and Veteran World Championships. It is among our aims to promote the development of fencing and nurture the practice of our sport throughout the world tighten the ties of friendship which unite fencers of all countries promote and develop the struggle against Doping ensure that the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, political opinions, family status or other is respected.