FAI News 01/08

GROWING INTEREST IN WORLD AIR GAMES AS PHASE 1 OF 2011 BIDDING PROCESS APPROACHES DEADLINE With just over one month to go before the end of the first phase of the bidding process for the 2011 World Air Games, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI, is delighted with the growing interest in the event.

Since the launch of the bidding process in November, interest in the 2011 event has been continually growing and with just over a month to go before the deadline for Phase 1 applications, the FAI is looking forward to a great race. The FAI is focused on ensuring the constant growth and success of the World Air Games by making the event very attractive for host cities whilst also ensuring that the Games reflect the essence of all FAI's air sports.

One week – Ten Sports – Unlimited Adrenaline, clearly describes the essence of the event. The World Air Games is the biggest gathering of air sports in the world and over one week brings together World Champions and other top competitors in ten different air sport disciplines.

The bidding process is open to all cities, regions, FAI member associations, private event organisers and corporate partners. Interested parties have until 17th March 2008 to submit their Phase 1 Application forms to record their interest in hosting the World Air Games in 2011. This will be followed by a more detailed bid book application and selection process. All bid documents and guidelines are available through the FAI office or can be downloaded at World Air Games 2011.

Max Bishop, Secretary General of the FAI, commenting from the FAI Executive Board Meeting held last week in Paris, France, said :
“We are busy working with the Turin team as they prepare for the 2009 edition of the World Air Games and also looking to the future when we hope to have record numbers of bids for the 2011 event. We continue to focus on making the event attractive for our sports as well as for the host cities that we take on as our partners.”

For further information, please contact the FAI for technical or competition queries and TSE Consulting for any questions relating to the bidding conditions or process :

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Jean-Marc Badan
Sports & Development Director
Tel : +41 (0)21 345 10 70
Fax : +41 (0)21 345 10 77
E-mail / www.worldairgames.org
TSE Consulting
Caroline Anderson
Tel : +41 (0)21 313 23 00
Fax : +41 (0)21 313 23 01
E-mail / //tseconsulting.com