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On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York to Paris

Charles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary...

FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

The theme for the 2018 FAI Young Artists Contest is ‘Flight into the Future’ – and entries are open....

PGA Worlds is over. Meet the Champions!

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CIAM Flyer (02-2017) - Small-Scale Lindbergh 2003, Maynard Hill’s transatlantic flight

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Red Bull Air Race 2017: Muroya wins in USA

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On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fl....

On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fl....

Charles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic flight – and FAI world record - on 21 May 2017. Ninety years ago, on 21 May 192....

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FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

The theme for the 2018 FAI Young Artists Contest is ‘Flight into the Future’ – and entries are open. The FAI has announced the theme for its popular annual FAI Young Artists Contest for 2018. Y....

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1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting held in Lausanne

1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting held in Lausanne

The 1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting was held on 29 and 30 April 2017 at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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New FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships announced

New FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships announced

A new FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships will see its first event in August this year, following a new collaboration between the FAI and a specialist sports company, A. Sports.

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2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

The winners of the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest have been announced. They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia.

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 ....

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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FAI Women's World Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 9748    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
18 meter Class

Place

: Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 17 May to 04 Jun 2017


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Paragliding World Cup - France -

Event ID

: 11436    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Cœur de Savoie (France)

Date(s)

: 20 May to 27 May 2017

Website

:http://www.pwca.org/node/32369


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Kazakhstan Cup -

Event ID

: 11597    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Uralsk (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 24 May to 26 May 2017


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Trofeo VST F5B-F5F -

Event ID

: 11817    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5B (Motor Gliders)
F5F (4 Cell Motor Gliders)

Place

: Rivalta Torinese (Italy)

Date(s)

: 06 May to 07 Jun 2017

Alternate dates

: 13 May to 14 May 2017

Website

:http://www.asdvoli.it


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EUROTOUR Coppa Citta di Carisio -

Event ID

: 11819    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

Place

: San Damiano, Carisio (Italy)

Date(s)

: 29 Apr to 30 May 2017

Alternate dates

: 06 May to 07 May 2017

Website

:http://www.asdvoli.it


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AAC Alpe Adria Cup -

Event ID

: 11926    

Bid:

246

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class
handicapped

Place

: Feldkirchen (Austria)

Date(s)

: 20 May to 27 May 2017


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Dannstadter Vergleichsfliegen -

Event ID

: 11956    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Ludwigshafen - Dannstadt (Germany)

Date(s)

: 25 May to 05 Jun 2017

Website

:http://www.vergleichsfliegen.de


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Copa Pirineos -

Event ID

: 11974    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

handicapped
Club Class

Place

: La Cerdanya (Spain)

Date(s)

: 21 May to 27 May 2017


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Hahnweide -

Event ID

: 11977    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Standard Class
15 meter Class
18 meter Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
Open Class

Place

: Hahnweide (Germany)

Date(s)

: 19 May to 27 May 2017

Website

:http://www.wettbewerb.wolf-hirth.de/


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Open Belgian Gliding Nationals -

Event ID

: 12009    

Bid:

248

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Open Class
Club Class

Place

: Saint Hubert (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 20 May to 28 May 2017

Website

:http://www.obgn.cnvv.be


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Pre-event 1st Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Accuracy Championships OPen -

Event ID

: 12059    

Bid:

784

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Khao Praya Doenthong, Pattananikom, Lopburi province (Thailand)

Date(s)

: 22 May to 28 May 2017

Website

:http://www.1stfaopac.com


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Upcoming Events

25 May 2017 42nd Internationale Hessische Landesmeisterschaft - Emberger Alm (Austria)
25 May 2017 42nd Internationale Hessische Landesmeisterschaft - Emberger Alm (Austria)
25 May 2017 2017 SA Open – FH memorial - Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)
25 May 2017 2017 Norwegian Cup 4 - Saltdal (Norway)
25 May 2017 2017 Finnish Open XC League - Round 1 - Kiikala (Finland)
25 May 2017 2017 Swiss Delta Championships - Turtmann (Switzerland)
25 May 2017 2017 Beker van Vlaanderen - Weelde - Kiewit - Keiheuvel (Belgium)
26 May 2017 2017 Korolev Cup - Yaropolets (Russia)
26 May 2017 2017 Rainbow cup - Big Vyas (Russia)
26 May 2017 2017 Almenlandrace - Sommeralm (Austria)
26 May 2017 2017 Militky Cup - 41th Internat. Elektroflug Meeting Switzerland - Pfäffikon (Switzerland)
26 May 2017 2017 BOS Round 2 - Leyburn, Yorkshire (United Kingdom)
26 May 2017 2017 Almaty Cup - Samara (Russia)
26 May 2017 2017 EAC Czech - Suche (Czech Rep.)
26 May 2017 2017 China Linzhou Paragliding Open - Linzhou (China (People's Republic of))
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

22 May 2017 Parachuting : Exit altitude : 10'823 m Fraser Corsan (GBR)
22 May 2017 Parachuting : Distance of Fall without a Drogue : 9'741 m Fraser Corsan (GBR)
19 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 518,6 km/h Michael Finbow (GBR)
17 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 905,00 km/h
17 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 920,00 km/h
07 May 2017 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score of 0 : 4 rounds Anton Svoljšak (SLO)
07 May 2017 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score of 0 : 4 rounds Anton Svoljšak (SLO)
04 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 545,0 km/h John DeLawyer (USA)
04 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 590.0 km/h Raymond Lewallen (USA)
28 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 795,00 km/h Jason Baird (USA)
26 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 26.04.2017
19 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 960.00 km/h Thomas E. Maurer (USA)
17 April 2017 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 227,9 km/h Maxim Sotnikov (RUS)
12 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course, round trip : 140.00 km/h Patrick R. Lahiff (USA)
11 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Greatest payload carried to a height of 2 000 m : 3'202.00 kg Serhii Tarasiuk (UKR)
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FAQ for Event Organisers

  1. I am organizing an event this year in my country. What should I do?
  2. If doping tests are conducted at my event, what should I do?
  3. If a competitor usually takes substances and is tested at my event, what do I risk?
  4. How long before the results of the doping test(s) conducted at my event are known? Immediately?
  5. What if I accept an athlete who is suspended?
  6. Who pays for doping tests conducted at my event?
  7. If a competitor refuses a doping test, should I interfere?
  8. If a competitor admits to me to have taken a substance from the Prohibited List, who should I address him/her to?
  9. More info?

PDF VERSION

1. I am organizing an event this year in my country. What should I do?

Unless you wish to organize doping tests on your own initiative, you do not need to do anything. The FAI will contact you if required.
However, you should inform competitors about their need to have a valid TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) in case they are taking a medication which includes substances on the WADA list of prohibited substances. This document is needed if the competitors are tested in competition to avoid a sanctions in the event of a positive test.

More: www.fai.org/anti-doping-programme/therapeutic-use-exemptions

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2. If doping tests are conducted at my event, what should I do?

If a Doping Control Officer comes to your event, s/he will officially introduce him/herself and request a clean toilet to conduct the test. S/he will also need a separate private room with a table and chairs where s/he will be able to talk with the competitor.
You do not need to do anything else other than providing the toilets and the separate room.

More:http://www.fai.org/anti-doping-programme/anti-doping-testing

More:http://www.fai.org/downloads/cimp/doping_control_process_at_a_glance

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3. If a competitor usually takes substances and is tested at my event, what do I risk?

You do not risk anything. The competitor will risk the sanction, not you. There is no risk that the event will be cancelled or postponed.

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4. How long before the results of the doping test(s) conducted at my event are known? Immediately?

No, it will take a few weeks for results management to be conducted. This means that your competition does not risk anything if a competitor has doped.

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5. What if I accept an athlete who is suspended?

It is not your responsibility to check whether an athlete has been suspended for doping but you are required to check whether s/he holds a valid sporting licence before entering your competition. His/her NAC should have withdrawn his/her sporting licence in case s/he is suspended.
But you can of course check the Anti-Doping section on the FAI website where sanctions are published for the duration of the suspension.

More:http://www.fai.org/cimp-projects/cimp-fai-anti-doping-programme

More:http://www.fai.org/about-fai/fai-sporting-licences  

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6. Who pays for doping tests conducted at my event?

Until further notice, doping tests are financed and organized by the FAI or by the authority ordering the tests (National Anti-Doping organization, WADA, etc).
But you are entirely free to organize and pay for tests, should you wish to show that yours is a “clean” event.
Should you need any additional information or help to organize tests, please contact the FAI Anti-Doping Manager (antidoping[at]fai.org).

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7. If a competitor refuses a doping test, should I interfere?

It is not your role to interfere during a doping control. You can of course try to talk with the athlete but this is the main task of the Doping Control Officer and also of the athlete’s team / coach / entourage, etc.
As the holder of an FAI Sporting Licence, an athlete agrees to comply with the FAI Rules and therefore to comply with anti-doping measures.

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8. If a competitor admits to me to have taken a substance from the Prohibited List, who should I address him/her to?

It would be good to address him/her to the FAI Anti-Doping Manager (antidoping[at]fai.org) who will then follow-up on the situation and the next steps to take.

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9. More info?

FAI Anti-Doping Manager : Mrs. Ségolène ROUILLON
+41 21 345 10 70 / e-mail

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