FAI News 06/06

Max Bishop elected at IWGA / Max Bishop élu à l'IWGA /
New World Record Claims / Competition Update

Max BISHOP elected IWGA Senior Vice President

The International World Games Association (IWGA) elected yesterday in Seoul (KOR) a new Executive Committee which will serve until 2010.

The new committee comprises :
Ron FROEHLICH, President (Gymnastics)
Max BISHOP, Senior Vice President (Air Sports)
Sue HARVEY, Vice President (Orienteering)
Co KOREN, Secretary General (Tug of War)
Tom DIELEN, Member (Archery)
Rinaldo ORLANDI, Member (Ju-Jitsu)

Bob DE DIE, the former Senior Vice President, and Roland HILFIKER (Air Sports), who stepped down from the committee, were appointed vice president for life and honorary member, respectively.

The World Games is the quadrennial multi-sports event featuring over 30 mainly non-Olympic sports.
For further information : International World Games Association

FAI President Pierre PORTMANN, also present in Seoul, congratulates Max BISHOP, FAI Secretary General, for his election.
Further details will be given in a next "FAI News".

Max BISHOP élu vice-président de l'IWGA

L'Association Internationale des Jeux Mondiaux (IWGA) a élu hier à Séoul (KOR) le nouveau Comité exécutif qui sera en fonction jusqu'en 2010.

Le nouveau Comité exécutif est composé de :
Ron FROEHLICH, Président (Gymnastique)
Max BISHOP, Senior Vice President (Sports aériens)
Sue HARVEY, Vice Président (Course d'orientation)
Co KOREN, Secrétaire Général (Tir à la corde)
Tom DIELEN, Membre (Tir à l'arc)
Rinaldo ORLANDI, Membre (Ju-Jitsu)

Bob DE DIE, ancien Senior Vice President, et Roland HILFIKER (Sports aériens), se sont retirés du Comité; ils ont été nommés respectivement vice-président à vie et membre honoraire.

Evénement multi-sportif organisé tous les quatre ans, les Jeux Mondiaux regroupent plus de 30 sports non-olympiques.
Informations complémentaires: International World Games Association

Le Président de la FAI Pierre PORTMANN, également présent à Séoul, félicite le Secrétaire Général de la FAI Max BISHOP pour son élection.
Des informations plus détaillées seront publiées dans une prochaine "FAI News".

New World Record Claims

Some of the new World Record Claims recently received by FAI :

Class C (Aeroplanes) / Claim number : 13246
Sub-class : C-1l (Landplanes - Take-off weight 35 000 to 45 000 kg)
Group 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Seoul (KOR) - Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Performance : 919.54 km/h
Pilot : Larry S. MUELLER (USA)
Aircraft : Gulfstream G-550
Date: 25.03.2006
Current record : new

Class C (Aeroplanes) / Claim numbers : 13250 & 13251
Sub-classes : C-1 (Landplanes) and and C-1l(Landplanes : Take-off weight 35000 to 45 000 kg)
Group 3 : turbo-jet
Type of records : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Kona, HI (USA) - London (GBR)
Performance : 844.71 km/h
Pilot : Thomas LOVINGOOD (USA)
Aircraft : Gulfstream G-550
Date: 02.04.2006
Current records : new

The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

For further information on World Records, please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at FAI World Records.

Competition Update

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix : Newsletter 31.03.06

Hang Gliding
18.-27.05.06 / 10th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Championship
18.-27.05.06 / 16th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship
18.-27.05.06 / 3rd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship