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The qualification process for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires from 6 to 18 October 2018, has now been confirmed.

In accordance with the qualification process developed by the FIE and the IOC, places for the Youth Olympic Games will be allocated based on results in the 2018 World Cadet Championships to be held in Verona, Italy in April 2018.

In order to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, fencers must be eligibe to participate in the 2018 World Cadet Championships and must be born no later than 31 December 2003.

The attached documents provide full details of:

- the international qualification process (as approved by the FIE and IOC); and

- the nomination and selection criteria for inclusion in the Australian team (as approved by the AOC).

Fencers should note that the Australian team for the 2018 World Cadet Championships will be selected in accordance with the AFF Selection Policy (available under 'Documents and Policies' on this website), which requires athletes to be members of the Australian Fencing Team.