Fencing Equipment – Olympic Sport
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Officially there were 301 events in 28 sports.
Fencing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Fencing Hall at the Helliniko Olympic Complex. Ten gold medals were awarded in individual and team events further divided into three styles of fencing: épée, foil and sabre.
Fencing is one of only four sports that have been featured in every modern Olympic Games, and for the first time female competitors competed individually using the sabre. The Lexan window mask showing the athletes faces were used for the first time at the Olympics.