Fencing explained (Part one)

Find out everything you need to know about fencing at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venue it will feature in, to the equipment required.

Fencing is available to people of all ages and is a fast, dynamic and explosive sport. British Fencing's GO/FENCE scheme replaces the traditional metal sword with plastic and foam versions to allow an introduction to be cheaper, quicker and safer.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic fencing events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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