No World Cup in Germany because of Russians

After the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Olympic qualification, the German Fencing Association (DFB) will not host the World Cup in Tauberbischofsheim, according to a statement on Thursday. “The discussions of the last few days after the decision of the FIE Congress to allow Russian and Belarusian participation again triggered heated discussions both internally and externally,” explained DFB President Claudia Bokel.

Were planned on 6./7. May in Tauberbischofsheim competitions in women’s foil. It would have been the first World Cup in which the decision of the world association would have had to be implemented. “As before, our solidarity is with the people in Ukraine who are suffering from the war of aggression. We now want to send a clear signal that we would have preferred a different result and that there are still a number of unresolved implementation questions from the world association, which make it impossible to hold the tournament,” said former top fencer Bokel.



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