Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

paraglidersThe Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee has announced that eight International Federations have been shortlisted for potential inclusion in the programme of the Games and will participate in phase II of the selection process:

  • World Baseball Softball Confederation – WBSC
  • World Bowling - WB
  • World Karate Federation - WKF
  • International Roller Sports Federation – FIRS
  • International Federation of Sport Climbing - IFSC
  • World Squash Federation - WSF
  • International Surfing Association - ISA
  • International Wushu Federation – IWUF

Unfortunately, FAI, which proposed Paragliding Accuracy and Paragliding Cross Country as potential events, is not part of this list.

Although air sports didn't make the cut this time, FAI will continue to work hard to see its next attempt to be included in future Olympic Games successful.

(Photo credit: Martin Scheel - Azoom.ch)

Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?


Following the invitation from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee to 35 International Federations, the FAI has selected Paragliding as a potential additional sport. FAI, the FAI Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL), the Japan Aeronautic Association and the Japan Hang and Paragliding Federation have worked on a proposal which features Paragliding Accuracy and Paragliding Cross Country.


Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Starts to Global Event Promotion

WAG2015 flameIn a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The ceremony took place at the Olympic Museum located in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, where FAI has its headquarters. It featured distinguished guests from the air sports community and beyond.


FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and Airshow to Take Place on 28 May in Lausanne

torchThe FAI will stage an exceptional ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 28 May 2015: the FAI World Air Games Flame will be lit and handed over to the representatives of the Emirates Aerosports Federation by FAI President Dr John Grubbström.


2015 Section 7 Published


Section 7 A - B - C - D of the Sporting Code are now published in the Document chapter of this website.

Do you need a TUE?

therapeutic use exemption tue apply linkThe FAI is continuing its actions to keep air sports clean from doping.

In that frame, we are trying to inssure that all athletes participating in FAI sanctioned events (any event registered in the FAI Calendar) and who may therefore be subject to doping control must request a TUE before taking a prohibited medication.

But ... what is a TUE?


FAI Announces Winners of the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

2.2 SERGEYCHIK RUS lowThe FAI is pleased to announce the list of the winners for the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest. An international jury selected the three best paintings for each of the categories: Junior (ages 6-9), Intermediate (ages 10-13), Senior (ages 14-17). Their authors will receive FAI gold, silver and bronze medals.


A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

2015 04 UAE Dubai ED meeting 094As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in full action to make the event a huge success. A series of meetings took place recently which brought together key personalities from the FAI community and the Event Organising Committee.


Event Calendar's Bug


For a few days now some competitions are not appearing on our Events Calendar although they are OKed in our database. The bug seems to be in the website structure. We are working on it.

What’s up at CIVL in April 2015?


The minutes of the Plenary plus annexes have been published and so are the minutes of the pre- and post-plenary Bureau meetings. See on CIVL web site the Document / Meeting chapter.


Claudia Mejia Is New CIVL Competition Coordinator



Recently CIVL reopened CIVL Competition Coordinator’s position. We received 34 applications, mostly from very qualified people. Choosing within these many good persons was not an easy task.


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