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Italian Fencing Federation

History of FIS

Costitution

The Italian fencing school was always one of the best in the world. The golden age was the time of the Military Training School of Rome (1884) under the direction of Masaniello Parise. The greatest exponent was Agesilao Greco. Following an unsuccessful attempt in Pavia in 1903, the Italian Fencing Federation was founded 3 June 1909 in Rome. The initiative was due to the work of Captain Augusto Ciacci and had been encouraged by the commitment of Mr Luigi Lucchini, then president of the National Institute for the Increase of Physical Education. A special committee, chaired by Count Enzo Ravaneschi, was responsible for drafting the statute of the new Federation (which contained among other things the distinction between masters and amateurs), which was approved in June 1910. On 5 October 1923 the name was changed to the Italian Fencing Confederation (CIS). Two years later, in 1933, the name became the current one. During 1946, the Federation did not carry out any activity. The Federation is listed in Law no. 426 of 16/02/1942.

Denomination

Originally (1903) Federazione Schermistica Italiana (“Italian Fencing Federation”), and then Confederazione Italiana di Scherma (“Italian Fencing Confederation”) (1923) and later Federazione Italiana Scherma (FIS or “Italian Fencing Federation”) (1933).

Federal Office

In Rome since the foundation.

First National Championships

1909 (Men), 1928 (women).

First appearance at the Olympic Games:

1900 Paris.

Presidents

ITALIAN FENCING FEDERATION

1909 -1914 Conte Ezio Ravascheri

1914 - 1918 Edoardo Negri De Salvi

1918 - 1919 Ernesto Bertinatti

1919 - 1923 Hon. Carlo Montù


ITALIAN FENCING CONFEDERATION

1924 - 1925 Alfredo Rocco

1926 - 1933 Hon. Giuseppe Mazzini


ITALIAN FENCING FEDERATION

1933 - 1936 Hon. Giuseppe Mazzini

1936 - 1940 Nedo Nadi

1940 - 1943 Giulio Basletta

1943 - Giulio Basletta

1944 - Umberto De Martino

1944 - 1946 Board of regents: Mario Torti, Renzo Nostini, Andrea Marrazzi.

1947 - Carlo Anselmi

1952 - 1959 Nino Bertolaia

1959 - 1960 Board of regents: Gastone Darè, Edoardo Mangiarotti, Renzo Nostini.

1961 - 1993 Renzo Nostini (resigned)

1993 - 1994 Onorato Sepe

1994 - 2005 Antonio Di Blasi

2005 - Giorgio Scarso


Secretaries

1909 -1914 Augusto Ciacci

1914 - 1918 Augusto Ciacci

1918 - 1924 Ercole Morelli

1924 - 1926 Franco Faraci Del Prato

1926 - 1935 Franco Faraci Del Prato

1940 - 1943 Dino Rastelli

1944 - Vito Resse

1944 - 1945 Dino Rastelli

1947 - 1964 Alfredo Pezzana

1965 - 1992 Aldo Stefanini

1992 - 1999 Giancarlo Guerrini

1999 - 2003 Michele Maffei

2003 - 2009 Salvatore Ottaviano

2010 - Marco Cannella

 

Viale Tiziano, 74, Rome

Phone:+39 06 3265 91

Fax:+39 06 3265 9190

Url:www.federscherma.it

President:Giorgio Scarso

Secretary:Marco Cannella