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Gunner to fencer November 2, 2008

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Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire who built a big stake in Arsenal before deciding he did not want to take over the club after all, has turned his sporting ambitions back to fencing. He is standing for the presidency of the International Fencing Federation, a position that could ultimately give him membership of the International Olympic Committee. He will go up against the French incumbent, René Roch, who defeated him in a similar vote in Paris four years ago. This time, however, Usmanov’s supporters say he will receive the support of 20 Central and South American federations and the 33 Europeans who also “unanimously” endorsed his candidacy at a September meeting which was held, helpfully, in Moscow

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