Members of the Sport Sabre League pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in November 2015. Photo: Reuters

Fight like a Jedi: France embraces Star Wars’ lightsabre as an official sport

  • French Fencing Federation adds lightsabre to traditional foil, épée and sabre categories
  • Authorities hope move will win new converts to the sport, even creating lightsabre academy to structure training and organise competitions
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Members of the Sport Sabre League pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in November 2015. Photo: Reuters
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