The usually staid world of American fencing was roiled by scandal last summer, when sexual misconduct allegations against men’s épéeist Alen Hadžić nearly overshadowed the team’s performance at the Tokyo games. USA Fencing’s handling of the controversy — Hadžić was permitted to travel to Tokyo as a team alternate, despite an ongoing investigation into sexual assault claims against him by the US Center for SafeSport, an independent watchdog organization — prompted outraged fencers to speak out on social media and drew parallels to USA Gymnastics’ #MeToo crisis.

Now, three senior fencing officials — USA Fencing executive director Kris Ekeren, communications director Nicole Jomantas, and general counsel Jim Neale — have resigned in the wake of what several fencing insiders described as a disastrous August meeting in which parents, athletes, and administrators expressed outrage over the group’s failure to address sexual misconduct in the sport. Read More