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Fencing Makes Debut at 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games

03/10/2011, 12:00pm CST
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Date: January 11, 2011

Contact: Michael Bates, (401) 874-9390 or Caitlin Cunningham (401) 874-9193


KINGSTON, R.I. -- Recognizing its growth as a truly international sport, the Institute for International Sport has added fencing to the sports programs offered at the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games, scheduled for June 26-July 1 in the Greater Hartford, CT area.

Held once every four years beginning in 1993, the Games seek to cultivate relationships among international scholar-athletes ages 15-19 who will serve as future leaders of sport, business, education and government throughout the world. In order to foster a healthy and diverse cultural exchange, participants will be placed on multi-national teams. For instance, a soccer team may include scholar-athletes from the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, and Egypt.

Between competitions, participants will also take part in the Games Theme Days program which serves as a forum to unite all participants in discussions on global issues such as world peace, world health, hunger and nutrition, the global environment, and ethics and sportsmanship. The evenings will include speeches given by internationally recognized speakers. This year, participants will hear from General Colin Powell, Vice President Al Gore, and author Greg Mortenson, among others.

If you are interested in participating in the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games, nominating student-athletes, or serving as a volunteer coach, please visit the Games web site at

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