Fencing at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Fencing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueFranco-British Exhibition fencing grounds
DatesJuly 17–24
No. of events4
Competitors131 from 14 nations
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, four fencing events were contested.

The 1908 Games were the first to lack a foil competition. Foil fencing, "not being in the opinion of the organisers a form of sport which is improved by competition,[1]" was held only as a display. The 1908 Olympics did introduce team sabre and épée competitions. As in the 1904 edition, the London Games held no events for masters; all fencing was done by amateurs.

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 127

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