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Beaudry rattles sabre for Games August 6, 2008

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All in the family. Living fencing dream through father’s eyes
ARPON BASU, Freelance
Published: Wednesday, June 25
When Philippe Beaudry heads to Beijing in August, it will be more than just the Montreal fencer’s first trip to the Olympics.

It will be righting a 28-year-old wrong.

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Two for Beijing August 1, 2008

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Two for Beijing
BY PETE DAVIS
Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:50 AM EDT
While Keeth Smart may be the most-well known St. John’s fencer heading to Beijing, he will have some company from the Queens university.

The school’s fencing coach, Yuri Gelman, will coach the men’s and women’s National Team and Dagmara Wozniak, who will begin her sophomore year at St. John’s in the fall, is part of the women’s fencing team that will compete for the gold medal in Beijing.

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World’s best foilist thrown off Olympic team August 1, 2008

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Fencing: Baldini fails dope test
Foil medal hope thrown off Olympic team
2008-08-01 13:06
 (ANSA) – Rome, August 1 – Top Olympic fencing hope Andrea Baldini has tested positive for a banned substance and been thrown off Italy’s Olympic team, the Italian fencing federation said Friday.

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british olympic sabreur Alex O’Connell July 26, 2008

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Teaming up with Mum and DadSally Williams talks to three athletes, and their families, about how they grew up into Olympic contenders
Sally Williams
The Guardian, Saturday July 26 2008

Britain’s fencing representative for the Beijing Olympics, Alex O’Connell, 20, is studying classics at Cambridge University. His mother, Jan, is a part-time teacher in adult education, and his father, Michael, is a solicitor and property developer. They live in Brentwood, Essex, and have two other children, Matthew, 23, and Grace, 16.
 
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Fencing venue gears up for Olympics July 26, 2008

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www.chinaview.cn  2008-07-26 18:11:26     
 
Special report: 2008 Olympic Games

    BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) — The Fencing Hall of the National Convention Center is fully prepared for the Beijing Olympics with 13 days away, and will open to fencing athletes for training on Sunday.
 
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