Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Exhibit Hall, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 5, 1984
The reigning World Champions from West Germany would not face opposition from either East Germany or Cuba, the other medallists in 1983, nor from the Soviet Union who had usually been the best in the world since the last Olympics.
West Germany, Italy and France, whose fencers had impressed during the individual event, were joined by underdogs Austria in the semi-finals. The Austrians proved no match for the Germans in one semi-final but the other between Italy and France was much closer and was won by the Italians only by 9-7. A few days after winning individual gold, Italyâs [Mauro Numa] added another gold with a faultless display that enabled his team to defeat West Germany and win the event for the first time since 1956.