Officially almost one thousand competitors of 106 countries will be participating in the event. Men’s epee is the most popular weapon: the Organizing Commitee recieved 218 nominations in singles’, while 41 countries will take part in teams’ competition. The least are the Ladies in foil with 83 fencers and 18 teams. Men’s foil category has 152, Ladies’ epee has 140 participants, while in men’s sabre there are 130, in Ladies’ there are 109 nominations.