Dear Sports Friends, Dear My Pigeon Fancier Friends,

2020 has been such a difficult time for all of us; however, thanks to our love for pigeons, the solidarity and strength of our community, we were able to overcome all those difficulties in the end.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, a new world order began. We and the pigeons had to adapt to the epidemic situation and its consequences. We live and work under new rules, we organize racing pigeon competitions under new rules. This requires great patience, understanding, and cooperation from everyone.

The rules and obligations of our private life and society must give strength and perseverance to our racing pigeon activities. We learned from the organization of the 2020 racing pigeons competitions and the observance of the conditions required by the unavoidable COVID rules.

We need to start planning for the future in a new direction, where we will adapt to the new rules in many aspects of life, and to the observance of epidemiological regulations.

The rules for the viability of our lives are the rules that can also be required in the mail pigeon trade: despite the COVID epidemic, we competed in almost every country, at all FCI Grand Prix sites, we also held the FCI World Championships in Arad and the European Cup in Mira. The World Cup and China International Cup were held for the first time in China. It is true that we have postponed the Olympics for one year, until 2022, but we can evaluate the World Best Pigeon results on all continents.

We are determined and persistent in our radically changed daily lives. Much has been appreciated and re-evaluated in our lives: from the health and safety of our loved ones to the importance of the human relationships.

With that in mind, we are constantly working hard to meet the changing needs and conditions as much as possible at all times and places. We commit ourselves to be reliable leaders and partners for national racing pigeon federations, organizations, and racing pigeons fanciers around the world.

We hope that our lives can return to the old – unrestricted – way!

In the meantime, on behalf of the FCI leadership, I wish all my leading companions, my pigeon friends, and families around the world a Peaceful Happy Holliday and a successful New Year!

The highest good is health, stay healthy!

 

Yours sincerely,

Istvan BARDOS
President FCI