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From the Vault: Nike Patent on Asymmetrical Lacing

If you wanted a fencing shoe that had the lacing offset to prevent wear of the laces, you’ll need to pay Nike. I stumbled on a patent that Nike submitted by invetors Bruce J. Kilgore and Ciro Fusco. The patent mentions “an asymmetric article of footwear” and is a look at the early stages of development...

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Race Imboden, a victim of  amateurism. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

Putting a Sword Through Amateurism

Race Imboden, a victim of amateurism. Image courtesy of Wikimedia. “As I look back on my fencing career and the millions of dollars I was able to earn from it, I’m overjoyed that our sport presents so many opportunities for us to thrive as professional athletes and gain oodles of money. Wait, be right back. Nike’s...

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2016 Rio Olympics

Road to Rio: How to Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

With the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships in full swing starting on April 17, 2015 the Olympic Qualification season has begun. Fencers from around the world are competing from April 2015 through April 4th, 2016 for the right to compete for Olympic glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the fencing events,...

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