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Qatar Fencing Federation

The Qatar Fencing Federation was established on 20 December, 2000 fulfilling the demand to include the Olympic Sport of Fencing in the State of Qatar. The use of swords date back as far as the Bronze Age. In the middle Ages swords were heavy to combat the heavy Armour worn in battles. As swords evolved over the years they were used for close-quarter fighting and so became lighter and swordsmen needed to become more skillful.