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New FAI Anti-Doping Rules to Come into Force on 1 January 2015

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The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a new version of its World Anti-Doping Code during their last Conference. This comes into force on January 1st, 2015. This required a revision of the FAI Anti-Doping Rules.  The new code also gave us some extra flexibility with details in our FAI rules. After a thorough and careful review, the FAI Anti-Doping Rules have been approved by WADA and by the FAI Executive Board and will also come into force on January 1st, 2015. They can be downloaded here.

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Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

DIPC-2014-DubaiFAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.

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Air Sports to Open Up The World Games 2017

logo-world-games-2017The Air Sports events have been scheduled at the very beginning of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, together with Dance Sport, Finswimming, Life Saving, Roller Sports and Sports Climbing, the International World Games Association announced yesterday.

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2014 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship

Tochigi-2014American pilot Joe Heartsill won the event, followed Yudai Jukita (JPN) and Rhett Heartsill (USA)

Red Bull Air Race Announces 2015 Race Calendar

RBAR2015-season sAfter a very successful 2014 season which saw the victory of British pilot Nigel Lamb, the Red Bull Air Race Championship is coming back in 2015 for eight races.

The FAI is excited with the news, all the more so since the Federation is very much involved in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Indeed, the FAI signed an agreement with Red Bull Air Race World Championship last year including the provision of FAI medals especially designed for the Red Bull Air Race, the inclusion of all races in the FAI Events Calendar, and the official approval by the FAI of the race Rules & Regulations. Furthermore, the FAI provides a delegate who attends all events to supervise safety aspects.

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2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models Get a Logo

white logoThe Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine and their sponsor, Noosphere Ventures USA inc, have presented the new logo of the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models which will take place in Ukraine.

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CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new

ciam-flyer-control-line-electricIn most modelling disciplines where models have lately been propelled with combustion engines – be it model cars, model boats or, of course, model aircraft – there is now an electric alternative. The emergence of brushless motors powered by lithium-polymer batteries has, no doubt, been a turning point in the development of propulsion motors in aeromodelling.

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UN Recognises the Autonomy of IOC and Sport

UN IOC BIGThe United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that the UN recognises the autonomy of the International Olympic Committee et sport.

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Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Made Public – FAI’s Contribution to the Process

IOC Olympic Agenda 2020The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised Sports Federation, is proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to give its input, together with other federations, experts from civil society including the United Nations and Google/Yotube.

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1st World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Austin, USA, Nov 2014 -Day 3

Final Day of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving

Today was the third and final day of the 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. The final results, together with a judged video for each flight, are available at the relevant link above.  The final rounds were conducted with a huge number of spectators in attendance and the atmosphere was electric, although there was not much risk of a change in the final ranking in FS.   Flying kicked off with FS Open followed by FS Female.  The two rounds were rapidly completed and the judges kept up pretty well with the scoring. FS Open was won by the Bad Boys from the Czech Republic and Female FS was won by Aerokart Deep Blue from France.  After a break when the FAI Officials were given another opportunity to fly, the Artistic Events took off.  Judging AE is slower than FS so while waiting for the scores to come out, the iFly staff gave a brilliant demonstration of what can be done in a tunnel.  The final round brought some change to the Freestyle scores with Olga Bakulina from Russia slipping from second place to third, replaced by Collective Freestyle (Michael Sylva Jr).

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Colombia wins big at Pan-American PG

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A successful Pan Americans Paragliding Championship is over. Bola Loma, Argentina, was a good place for the competition. The 5 valid tasks, averaging 64 km, were challenging and safe for the pilots.

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