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2 fencing team events cut for Rio

Updated: November 30, 2013, 4:41 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The men's saber team event and the women's foil team event have been dropped for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The International Fencing Federation made the decision Friday at its congress in Paris.

The federation has been rotating two team events out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games. The team events in men's epee and women's saber were left out of the 2012 London Olympics.

In Rio, men and women will still be able to compete individually in the ...

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