The Pigeon Olympiad is the most prestigious and biggest international event in the world of pigeon sports. The Pigeon Olympiad is the biggest event of more than 4 million fanciers in the world and is held once every 2 years.

Pigeon Olympiads are held every 2 years in a different country.

World Best Pigeon

FCI gives the opportunity to all FCI members to show their best pigeons in the “World Best Pigeon (WBP) “championship.

Final ranking is determined by the performance of the racing pigeons in one current year period. This allows participation of all federations from every continent all around the world.

World Championship

The FCI World Championship started in 1994, when the first edition was disputed in the Canarias One Loft Race. The objective is promoting the Pigeon Sport and generate at international competence by the breeders.

Each National Federation affiliated to FCI can free inscribe a total of 25 young pigeons with official ring FCI.

FCI Grand Prix

The FCI Grand Prix OLRs are selected on the basis of specific criteria in order to guarantee the highest quality of the OLR competitors. All fanciers of the FCI member federations can participate in this championship. Fancier can participate in all the lofts or whichever lofts he prefers. The Grand Prix is a championship based on a series of the OLR-s.

World Cup

The World Cup Racing Pigeon Professional League is a pioneering activity in the field of international racing pigeon sport, which will attract a number of racing pigeon enthusiasts from all over the world to participate.

It will become an important milestone in the history of the world racing pigeon sport.

Intercontinental Cup

The F.C.I. “Intercontinental Cup” One Loft Ace Pigeon Race is an international top professional event hosted by the Federation Colombophile Internationale, which is open to all members of the member associations under the Federation Colombophile Internationale. On December 5, 2019, the authorization ceremony of the first organizer were held in Tai’an.

European Championship

Since 1977, Mira has hosted the European Championship of racing pigeons.  The Portuguese Racing Pigeon Federation organizes this competition every year. Pigeons registered in the European Championship and in the Youth Championship can simultaneously participate in the following event:  Grand Prix Portugal – Mundial Ranking FCI.

Actual information

A few words about FCI

International Colombophile Federation ( FCI abbreviation) is a non-profit association, governed by Article 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code and composed of National Federations that govern the pigeon sport in their respective countries and sporting associations  representativeness in countries where there is no National Federation.

Foot Rings

are sold for FCI members across the globe. Only pigeons with FCI footrings can compete in the international races.

Member Federations

are the member of FCI, who are allowed to participate at races and programs organized by FCI and with whom we shape and develop pigeon sport.


are the members of the Federation worldwide, who benefit from the possibilities of membership.

Races in world

take place in the world under the name and organization of FCI in one year.

Official Partners

Official FCI ring producers

2021 – 2023

Anilhas Capri Company – Brasil

Email: gerencial@anilhascapri.com.br

Chinese Racing Pigeon Association – China

Email: crpa@crpa.cn

Dongguan Geshifeng Metal Product Co., LTD – China

Email: grace@pigeonproduct.com

Rexworks Specialties Corporation – Taiwan

Email: g.huang@rexgroup.com.tw

GECA – Belgium

Email: pigeons@geeca.be

Official FCI ring producers

2024 – 2025 – 2026

Chinese Racing Pigeon Association – China

Email: crpa@crpa.cn

Dongguan Geshifeng Metal Product Co., LTD – China

Email: grace@pigeonproduct.com

Rexworks Specialties Corporation –  Taiwan

Email: g.huang@rexgroup.com.tw

GEECA – Belgium

Email: pigeons@geeca.be

FCI-allowed companies with TNO / WSM approved systems

Benzing / Gantner


Avance Technology / Ipigeon

Mega / Deil Electronics

TauRis / Rüter

Motz / Tipes

Deister / Unikon

Interfly / Victory (ETS sales stopped since years)

Vizion / Polmark

Approved chipring companies

Bricon – Belgium

TauRis / Rüter – Germany

Motz / Vizion – Germany / Poland

Deister / Unikon – Germany

Benzing – Austria

PBO / Topigeon – UK / Taiwan

Approved ETS Systems + Chiprings


Approved devices 2022-06

Chiprings Overview v.2022.02

Regarding the TOPigeon devices, FCI wants to clarify
– that until today the “continues loft recorder” is not presented to FCI for
testing and consequently not is approved by FCI
– that until today the TOPigeon version v.7 and v.6 are not presented to
FCI for testing and consequently not are approved by FCI.
This means that the above mentioned device and versions CANNOT be

FCI wants to clarify that until today all electronic devices presented for

testing to FCI, are tested based on the FCI International Minimum Re-
quirements v.2017.2.

Any approval of FCI regarding iCloud systems are also based on the

version 2017.2, in particular on chapter 4.2 Security of network opera-
ting ETS, as mentioned hereafter:

Contact Us

Official Address


Office Address

1022 Budapest
Bimbó út 29.

Email FCI

General: info@pigeonsfci.org
Office: secretariat@pigeonsfci.org
General Secretary: fciphilips.g@gmail.com

Call us anytime

+36 30 7997 433