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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - General Bulletin Now Online

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The General Bulletin N. 1 of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now published and available for download.

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 ?

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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.

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2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting in Alicante

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The representatives of 18 FAI Members, the Executive Board and Head Office staff members gathered in Alicante, Spain, on Saturday for the 2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

2014 FAI Annual ReportWe are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report.

In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation.

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Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Revealed

Dubai Air Sports 2 2The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

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The Event Organising Committee of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 unveiled the new logo for the multi air sports event during a ceremony that was held at the Skydive Marina in Dubai on Sunday night.

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Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate in 2015

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The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a few. These are the outstanding records whose anniversaries will be celebrated by FAI in 2015 with a series of articles and social media messages. Dug out of the Federation’s archives, the most valuable, interesting and exclusive documents and pictures will be made available to the public and the media on these occasions.

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1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Flew Over Himalaya on a Glider

Testflug Jona Keimer Rene Heise Annapurna IIIThe Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading.

Ever since the 19th century when Europeans were increasingly present in the region, adventurers coming from all around the world strived to understand its culture and conquer its vast lands and high summits. The tops of Kamet, Minya Konka, Kabru and Annapurna were the first to be reached in the 30s and early 50s, and in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa Tensing Norgay ascended the tallest of them all, the Everest. The immense worldwide impact of their successful expedition, which instantly made of Hillary and Tensing Norgay living legends, contributed to fuel the myth of the Everest and of the whole of Himalaya. Since then, all the mountains of the Himalaya chain have been climbed and thousands of hikers and trekkers come to Nepal every year in search for adventures and challenges.

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Eric Bertin Hired to Support FAI Sports Team ahead of the FAI World Air Games

Eric Bertin sThe FAI is pleased to announce that Eric Bertin has joined the Federation as Sports and Events Manager on 15 December 2014. His focus is on the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 and he is the prime contact for all sports activities and competitions linked to the Games, which doesn’t exclude a possible involvement in other sports and events matters if the need arises.

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