Short History

Short History

Presidents

Olympiades and Winners

World Championship

1870

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.

1937

Brussels: Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) was established.

1939

Brussles: First international exhibition, with 10 nationts participating.

1939

Cologne: Second international exhibition

1948

London: Federation Colombophile Internationale was re-established

1949

Biannual Racing Pigeon Olympiades was launched

1957

Standard category was adopted

Presidents

1948 – 2021

Henry MARTENS

Henry MARTENS

1948

Wilfired STAES

Wilfired STAES

1953

Raoul VAN SPITAEL

Raoul VAN SPITAEL

1975

Guy BARRETT

Guy BARRETT

1983

Prof. Josef KOHAUS

Prof. Josef KOHAUS

1987

Georges DE PADUWA

Georges DE PADUWA

1991

Carlos MARQUEZ PRATS

Carlos MARQUEZ PRATS

1992 / 1999

Benedito VILA NOVA

Benedito VILA NOVA

1997

Dr. José TERESO

Dr. José TERESO

2005

Istvan BARDOS

Istvan BARDOS

2017

Olympiades and Winners

  • 1949 Lille: France, Netherlands, Scotland
  • 1951 Modena: Netherlands, France, Belgium
  • 1953 Copenhagen: cancelled due to Newcastle disease epidemic
  • 1955 Barcelona: Netherlands, France, Belgium
  • 1957 Amsterdam: Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Belgium
  • 1959 Lisbon : Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Belgium
  • 1961 Essen : Belgium, FRG, Netherlands
  • 1963 Ostend : Czechoslovakia, Belgium, England
  • 1965 London : England, Czechoslovakia, Belgium
  • 1967 Vienna : England, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands
  • 1969 Katowice : Netherlands, England, Czechoslovakia
  • 1971 Brussels : Czechoslovakia, FRG, Netherlands
  • 1973 Düsseldorf : England, Poland, Czechoslovakia
  • 1975 Budapest : Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, England
  • 1977 Blackpool : FRG, England, Netherlands
  • 1979 Amsterdam: Czechoslovakia, FRG, Romania
  • 1981 Tokyo: Netherlands, Romania, Czechoslovakia
  • 1983 Prague: Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary
  • 1985 Porto: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, FRG
  • 1987 Dortmund: Czechoslovakia, FRG, Romania
  • 1989 Katowice: Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania
  • 1991 Verona: Netherlands, Portugal, Czechoslovakia
  • 1993 Canary Islands: no data
  • 1995 Utrecht: Portugal, Romania, Netherlands
  • 1997 Basel: Portugal, Germany, Netherlands
  • 1999 Blackpool: Germany, Netherlands, Portugal
  • 2001 Cape Town: Germany, Portugal, Slovakia
  • 2003 Lievin: Germany, Portugal, Poland
  • 2005 Porto: Portugal, Germany, Hungary
  • 2007 Ostend: England, Poland, Germany
  • 2009 Dortmund: Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
  • 2011 Poznan: Germany, Slovakia, Poland
  • 2013 Nitra: Slovakia, Germany, Poland
  • 2015 Budapest: Poland, Slovakia, Germany
  • 2017 Brussels: Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic

World Championships

  • 1994 Canaries – Spain
  • 1995 Utrecht – Netherlands
  • 1996 Bale – Switzerland
  • 1997 Mira – Portugal
  • 1998 Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • 1999 Queretaro – Mexico
  • 2000 Beijing – China
  • 2001 Cape Town – South Africa
  • 2002 Roye – France
  • 2003 Mira – Portugal
  • 2004 Xacobeo – Spain
  • 2005 Hajdúszoboszló – Hungary

 

  • 2007 Nevele – Belgium
  • 2008 Fritzlar – Deutschland
  • 2009 Barengton – France
  • 2010 Wilcza – Poland
  • 2011 Mira – Portugal
  • 2012 Nitra – Slovakia
  • 2013 Mira – Portugal
  • 2014 Vác – Hungary
  • 2015 Arad – Romania
  • 2016 Nevele – Belgium
  • 2017 Mira – Portugal