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On July 9, the 2018 World Fencing Championships Press Conference was held. Reportedly, the competition was sponsored by the International Fencing Federation and undertaken by the Cycling Fencing Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, the Chinese Fencing Association, the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Sports and the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government. It is not only the largest and most prestigious event of the International Fencing Federation, but also the single international sports event with the largest number of foreign athletes and the highest level of competition held in Wuxi.
The 2018 World Fencing Championships will be held in the indoor stadium of the Wuxi New Sorts Center from July 19 to July 27, among which from July 19 to July 21 will be preliminary contest stage of individual competition, from July 22 to July 24 will be final stage of individual competition and from July 24 to July 27 will be preliminary contest and final stage of team competition. The opening and closing ceremony will be respectively held on July 22 and July 27. According to enrollment situation, 1,370 athletes and team followers from 108 national and regional representative teams took part in the competition. Male and female individual and team event competitions of duelling sword, walking sword and fleuret will be held.
At the press conference, competition logo, mascot and poster were officially announced.