Insidethegames: European Fencing Confederation bans all Russian and Belarusian athletes

25.6.2023 All Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials have been banned by the European Fencing Confederation (EFC).

The decision was made at the body's Congress in the Polish city of Kraków, which is currently hosting the European Games.

Delegates considered two propositions made by Ukrainian Fencing Federation President Mikhail Ilyashev which were passed with 23 votes for and 10 against from the 43 member federations.

"Ukrainian Fencing Federation submits propositions for Ordinary Congress of the European Fencing Confederation (EFC), designated on 24 of June, 2023 in Krakow," read Ilyashev's letter, obtained by insidethegames, to EFC President Giorgio Scarso and secretary general Jacek Slupski. 

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