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Fencing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Date Started: July 20, 1976
Date Finished: July 29, 1976
Events: 8

Participants: 281 (211 men and 70 women) from 34 countries
Youngest Participant: ISR Nili Drori (15 years, 351 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Bill Hoskyns (45 years, 132 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 9 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (7 medals)


The fencing tournament took place at the [Stade d'Hiver] on the campus of University of Montréal with the same six events for men and two for women that had been contested since 1960.

For the second games in succession Europe swept up all the medals but this time there was greater parity between East and West. The Soviet Union were the most successful nation both in winning gold medals (3) and total medals (7) with West Germany the other nation to pick up more than one Olympic title. [Viktor Krovopuskov] of the USSR was the only double gold medallist of the Games.

[Thomas Bach], member of the victorious West German foil team, would later take a number of leading roles in the Olympic Movement, replacing [Jacques Rogge] as the President of the IOC in 2013.