By Hend GadAllah
Ministry of Youth and Sports announced the details of hosting the competitions and all the activities of the World Fencing Championship for Juniors and Youth, which is hosted by Egypt from 3 to 11 April 2021.
The covered halls complex at Cairo Stadium will host all the competitions and events on the four halls 1, 2, 3, and 4. The facilities around the covered halls have been completed with mobile rooms to change clothes for all teams, as well as two halls have been identified, one for the modern pentathlon and the other is equipped as an open-air hall and accommodates 12 to 16 training in light of the requirements of the International Fencing Federation.
Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports confirmed that the full medical bubble system will be implemented by the medical protocol that will be supervised by the Egyptian Ministry of Health. It will start next Wednesday, March 31, on the first day of arrival for all teams. He added that four hospitals have been identified, two of them are concerned with Covid-19 isolation cases and the others are for injuries as well as providing specialized clinics and mobile hospitals within the four host hotels for all participants.
He pointed out that the delegation of the International Fencing Federation is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday, March 30, which will undergo the medical procedures, before they are accommodated in hotels.
He also said that this tournament is considered a new challenge due to 1600 participants from 80 countries. 1079 athletes, in addition to more than 500 coaches and administrators, and 100 youth and junior’s parents, bringing the total number of participants around 1,600 players, administrators and coaches will participate.
The volunteers were trained to carry out the tasks assigned to them starting from starting with receiving delegations at Cairo Airport, which start arriving next Wednesday, then accompanying them to the hotels and training halls, and then the halls hosting the official competitions and going back to the hotels again.