2019 – FIE Annual Congress in Lausanne


LAUSANNE, Switz., Nov. 30, 2019—After exactly 20 years, the Annual Congress of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) returned to the Olympic capital, with more than 300 delegates gathered in Lausanne, at the SwissTech Convention Centre.

The President of the International Fencing Federation, Mr. Alisher Usmanov, welcomed, at the opening of the Congress, Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who addressed the Congress and handed-over to Mr. Usmanov the IOC Trophy of Olympic Values.

Mr. Bach greeted the members of the Executive Committee and delegates warmly, saying, “I am happy for the many achievements of fencing and how fencing is living the Olympic Values.” Mr. Bach went on to encourage delegates to “be a part of the change you want to see.” 


FIE President Alisher Usmanov addresses the Annual Congress in Lausanne.


Zoran Stojanovic, the, President of the North Macedonia Fencing Federation, and Biljana Kuzmanovska Nikolovska, member of the Executive Board of the Federation, together with the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, also fencer like us.