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This section contains a list of changes to the 2023-24 Athlete Handbook made after its initial publication date.
Sept. 11, 2023: Added this language to the end of 2.1.3: “For the FIE Veteran World Championships, USA Fencing will review these results after the conclusion of the tournament and award earned or renewed classifications as appropriate.”
Sept. 11, 2023: Added this language to 2.14: “During registration, each team will be required to submit a name for the team. At the time of check-in, should the Bout Committee determine the team name is inappropriate and/or in violation of any USA Fencing rules, polices or codes of conduct, the Bout Committee retains the right to require that the team name be changed before check-in is completed.
Sept. 18, 2023: Added the updated Member Code of Conduct and Spectator Code of Conduct.
Sept. 18, 2023: Updated Parafencing guidelines in 12.2