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Olympic watch / Fencing: Hosts look to break Europe’s dynasty July 21, 2008

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2008/07/21

PARIS: China’s fencing team will be hoping they can break European domination of the chivalric sport by producing a gilt-edged performance at the Beijing Olympics.

 The dynasties of France, Italy and Hungary have dominated Olympiads since the 1960s but China made all the headlines in Athens, taking three silver, and narrowly missing gold in a controversial bout against Italy in the men’s team foil final.

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