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Fencing, an original Olympic sport

Fencing is known as one of the the Games of the First Olympiad because it has featured in every modern Olympic Games since 1896. Fencing started with the individual men's foil and sabre. Women's individual foil was added at the Paris 1924 Games, women's individual épée was added at the Atlanta 1996 Games, and women's individual sabre was added at the Athens 2004 Games. The Tokyo 2020 Games, includes all 12 events (foil/épée/sabre, women/men, and individual/team).