【Colombia】Donate Your Fencing Gear Project

10th to 12th Nov., 2017
Donation ceremony on 20th Jul. 2018
Colombia, Japan
Japan Fencing Federation
Columbia Fencing Association
FIE International Fencing Federation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
948 people
International Fencing Federation “FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE D'ESCRIME (FIE)” in collaboration with the FIE Athletes Commission, launched the "Donate Your Fencing Gear" project in 2017.
The project was designed from a sustainability perspective; collecting equipment that is still available, but no longer in use and donating them to countries and regions where they are needed. Japan has built a cooperative relationship with FIE from the beginning of the project and decided to hold the Takamadomiya Cup Fencing World Cup Tournament (Men's Foil) in 2017.

During the tournament that was held on November 10th to 12th, 2017, they set up a desk at the Komazawa Olympic Park Gymnasium and received equipment from the donors. A total of 167 different types of equipment was donated from 18 individuals and 2 organizations.
The collected equipment was delivered to the Japanese Embassy in Colombia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Sports Diplomacy Promotion Project. The donation ceremony was held on July 20, 2018, to hand the equipment over to the Columbian Fencing Association as part of the 110th anniversary of mutual relations.

Related Sites:
Sports for Tomorrow: Donating fencing equipment to Colombia (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website)
Embassy of Japan in Colombia Website (posted on July 21, 2018)
FIE site

See below for the Japanese version.

Feedback from Local Contacts :

Comments from local officials:
On behalf of the Colombian sports community, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Japan Fencing Federation for providing us with used fencing equipment and for their friendship. We are confident that this grant will be a great support for the development of Colombian fencing. Sport is one of the pillars for the development of Colombia, and we will continue to make efforts for the development of the Colombian sports community, international cooperation, and human exchange regarding fencing.

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