Posts about modern sports fencing

Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage?

World Championships 2015; EurosportFencing is not a very televisual sport, for several reasons.

Firstly, the fencers wear masks which not only makes it difficult to know who’s who, but completely disconnects the viewer from the competitors. This is one reason why, for every hit claimed, the fencers rip their masks off for a burst of emotional shouting. Just as quickly, everyone calms down, covers up and carries on. It all looks like the demented behaviour of a bunch of crazy people. …