Another International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup event has been cancelled in protest at the participation of Russian competitors.

The Olympic Fencing Club of Bonn (OFC) announced today that it would cancel its annual competition, due to take place between November 10 and 12, following a ruling by the FIE in March to lift a ban on competitors from Russia and Belarus.

“A World Cup with Russian fencers would just be absurd,” the OFB President Gudrun Nettersheim told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

It is the second FIE World Cup in Germany to be cancelled after the event in Tauberbischofsheim, organised by the club that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is a member of, the first to announce it was scrapping its event.

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