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Women first began to be allowed to compete in the Olympic Fencing events in 1924, in the individual foil event. Epee would follow much later in 1996, and sabre only in 2004.

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When was women's fencing introduced to the Olympics?

Women's fencing was introduced to the Olympics in 1924, with the addition of the Individual Women's Foil event.

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Did Henry VIII play Fencing?

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