The Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) has elected three Iranian sports officials as new members of different commissions at the international governing body of Olympic fencing.
Davood Reza Shafaat, Assistant Professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, joined representatives from other countries as a member of the Medical Commission, whose task is to examine all medical, dietetic or climatic matters relating to fencing. It proposes all measures that may be useful in the struggle against drug abuse.
Sarkis Assadourian was elected to the SEMI Commission, which is responsible at all times for any studies on the safety of the equipment, examines any suggestions or proposals relating to the equipment and presents a report on these proposals to the Executive Committee.
The commission also presents a report to the Congress on all the proposals submitted to it, drafts the Congress decisions, supervises the control of the fencers' equipment, approves all of the fencing equipment to be used at official competitions, and establishes the testing procedure for such equipment.
Moreover, Abbas Ali Faryabi was named to the Rules Commission, which presents a report to the Congress on any proposal concerning the organization and running of competitions, equipment and material in co-operation with the SEMI Commission.
The commission prepares the texts of all proposals concerning the rules for competitions for the approval of the Executive Committee before submission to the Congress.
FIE was established on November 29, 1913, and its head office is at the Maison du Sport International in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
It has 145 member associations from five continents, and the current president of the federation is Alisher Usmanov.