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3 fencing eventsFoil: In foil, the target area is the chest and back. The game is contact and right of way. If fencer A attacks and Fencer B parries and does a riposte Fencer B scores.

Epee: In Epee the target area is the whole body. Right of way rules do not apply, it is simply first to hit, with points going to both fencers if they both hit with 1/25th of a second.

Sabre: In Sabre the target is above the waist. Hits are scored by slashing or lunging and has the most complicated right of way rules, for instance priority goes to the fencer who parries with the forte as opposed to the foible and is notoriously difficult to referee

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Foil. if it was in order of ranks it would be Foil, Epee, and Sabre.

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Men's individual and team events and women's individual and team events in Sabre, Epee, and Foil are all featured in the Olympics.

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