The modern-day breeding of racing pigeons was set off by mervhants in Verciers, Belgium around 1870. The FCI's offical language is English, German, French.
Brussles: Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) was established.
Brussels: First international exhibition, with 10 nations participating.
Cologne: Second international exhibition
London: Federation Colombophile Internationale was re-established
Biannual Racing Pigeon Olympiades was launched
Standard category was adopted