1. Valentina Vezzali fails to qualify for Rio Olympics in fencing

    Six-time Olympic champion fencer Valentina Vezzali won't be competing at next year's Rio de Janeiro Games after failing to qualify Saturday.

    about 1 day ago | Associated Press
  2. Olympic fencing champion Mikhail Burtsev dies at 59

    Mikhail Burtsev, an Olympic fencer who won gold medals for the Soviet Union in 1976 and 1980, died Friday, the Russian Fencing Federation said. He was 59.

    about 45 days ago | Associated Press
  3. Endurance sports - Modern pentathlon's deep roots, grueling events and fight for survival

    Modern pentathlon is obscure to most fans, but as Rio 2016 nears, U.S. athletes are pushing limits in the grueling Olympic sport involving fencing, swimming, horse jumping, running and shooting.

    about 73 days ago | Doug Williams, Special to ESPN.com | Special to ESPN.com