The IOC has announced that from Tokyo 2020 onwards, the number of Olympic fencing events will increase from 10 to 12. This means that for the first time, individual and team events can be contested at all six weapons in the same Olympic Games.
1996: Women’s Épée (individual and team) added to Olympic programme for Atlanta. Fencing medals increased from 8 to 10.
2004: Women’s Sabre added to Athens Olympic programme. No increase in fencing medals, so Games offer all individual events but just four team events.
2020: Tokyo Olympiad runs individual and team events at all six weapons.