On the morning of the kickoff of the airsports events at the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia, all signs are go for Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy, as the news came that all the tickets for airsports competitions are sold out. In total, the two events will welcome 2000 people every day.
The event areas have been set to be as entertaining as possible for the public, with the paragliding accuracy landing mat and the pond, where the canopy pilots swoop down, right in front of the grandstands. Two more elements will add to the interest of the competitions: the packing of the parachutes and the paragliders a few meters away from the crowds and the comments of English and Colombian presenters.
Rounds for Paragliding Accuracy and Canopy Piloting will be held alternatively for 4 days from 1 to 4 August 2013 at the Marco Fidel Suarez Air Force Base.
"Paragliding Accuracy and Canopy Piloting are two spectacular sports. Combining them is a first, and to see that all the tickets are already sold out shows the public’s interest for this format of competition. We are now ready to welcome them and showcase both sports thanks to great competition settings and world class athletes”, FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan said.
The World Games are organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 2013 edition takes place in Cali, Colombia, over a period of 11 days from July 25 to August 4 2013. 32 official sports feature in the programme, including Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy, while AeroMusicals (Aeromodelling) is present as a demonstration sport. The Parachuting and Paragliding competitions run concurrently on the same site, for maximum spectator interest, from 1 to 4 August 2013. Some 65 competitors (36 for parachuting and 29 for paragliding) gained entry to the Games.