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Universal Sports to Air Senior World Championship Finals, Aug. 7-12

08/08/2013, 3:45am CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Budapest, Hungary) – Universal Sports Network will present 24 hours of world-class fencing action from the Senior World Championships from Aug. 7-12 both on air and live online at UniversalSports.com.

Universal Sports will air the individual semifinal and final bouts as well as the team finals each night.

“Thanks to Universal Sports, fencing will receive an unprecedented amount of television air time in the U.S. during this post-Olympic year. This will give fencing fans a chance to cheer on Team USA, and I encourage our membership to spread the word to your family and friends,” said USA Fencing CEO Val Belmonte (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Featuring 15 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, Team USA is headlined by four Olympic medalists and six past Senior World medalists. Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.), the #2-ranked women’s saber fencer in the world, will make her 14th appearance at the Senior Worlds this year – an event she has won twice as an individual (2009 and 2010) and twice as a team member (2000 and 2005).

Universal Sports Network 2013 FIE World Fencing Championships Broadcast Schedule:

All times ET – Schedule subject to change

 

Day

 Event

TV

Online

Wed., Aug. 7 Individual: Women's Foil / Men's Saber 11 p.m. 12 p.m. LIVE
Thurs., Aug. 8 Individual: Women’s Epee/Men’s Epee 11 p.m. 12:30 p.m. LIVE
Fri., Aug. 9 Individual: Men’s Foil/Women’s Saber 9 p.m. 12:30 p.m. LIVE
Sat., Aug. 10 Team: Women’s Foil/Men’s Saber                     9 p.m. 10:30 a.m. LIVE
Sun., Aug. 11 Team: Women’s Epee/Men’s Epee 9 p.m. 1:25 p.m. LIVE
Mon., Aug. 12 Team: Men’s Foil/Women’s Saber                     9 p.m. 10 a.m. LIVE

 

About USA Fencing
USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing. A 501-c-3 non-profit organization, USA Fencing is based out of Colorado Springs, Colo. and has a membership of more than 30,000 individuals, including grassroots, elite and veteran fencers. For more information, visit www.usfencing.org, www.facebook.com/usfencing or www.twitter.com/usfencing.

About Universal Sports
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.  Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

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