World Air Games

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World Air Games 2015

World Air Games (WAG) is an international air sports event organized by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation - FAI), inspired by the Olympic Games and held every four years.


List of games[edit]

# Year Country Host Date
1 1997
 Turkey Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) September 15 - September 21
2 2001
 Spain Royal Spanish Aeronautics Federation (FAE), Royal Aero Club of Spain (RACE) June 23 - July 1
3 2005
Canceled, with  Malaysia and  Poland being final bidders
4 2009
 Italy Aero Club D'Italia, Turin June 6 - June 13
5 2015
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Dec 1 - Dec 12

2005 cancellation[edit]

In early 2005, the FAI Executive Board decided not to continue with the selection procedure for the organisation of World Air Games in 2005. The Board judged that there was insufficient time remaining for the two final bidders, Malaysia and Poland, to solve the various organisational problems.

WAG 2009[edit]

The FAI announced on 27 October 2007 the opening of the bidding for the 2009 Games. Turin (Italy) has been chosen to host the World Air Games 2009. The decision was announced by the President of FAI - the World Air Sports Federation, Pierre Portmann, on first of June 2007 at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne

2011 cancellation[edit]

On 16 June 2010 the FAI announced the cancellation of the 2011 Games, following the decision of the city of Odense not to host the Games, and uncertainty and risks around a proposed late change to host the games in the city of Herning, also in Denmark.

WAG 2015[edit]

The FAI World Air Games 2015 has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and will take place from 1 to 12 December 2015. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on 4 June 2014 by Dr. John Grubbström, FAI President, and Nasser Al Neyadi, President of the Emirates Aerosports Federation.

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