The World Games 2017 held in Poland has been hailed as a success by Noosphere, which created a unique results management system for the paramotoring, glider aerobatics and canopy piloting categories at the event.
Michael Ryabokon, co-founder of Noosphere, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s (FAI) Global Technical Partner, wished to “congratulate all the pilots and skydivers here at this great celebration of sport. It’s a wonderful thing to see, and it brings us all closer together from across the three air sports.”
“The first stage of the partnership will involve Noosphere developing a cutting edge competition and event management system to be used at the IWGA World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, in July 2017.
“Air sports including parachuting canopy piloting, paramotoring and glider aerobatics will be among the more than 30 sports represented at this thrilling, international event,” the FAI said in a statement.
FAI President Frits Brink added, “I am very pleased to be able to announce this new technical partnership with Noosphere. The competition and event management system that Noosphere is developing for the FAI will enable us to manage competition data and results with even greater efficiency than ever before.”
The management system allowed scores to be viewed instantly at the airfield as well as online.
The results for all three disciplines were relayed to Swiss Timing in the Olympic data format.
Noosphere also developed an online event site for the Games, providing fans with results, news, schedules, athlete biographies and images.
Ryabokon, Driver of Innovations at Noosphere, said: “We started working with the FAI in Space Modelling more than four years ago. Our idea has always been to expand into larger sports like ballooning, gliding and paramotoring. We are happy to see our systems in place and working well at The World Games.”
“Our involvement with the FAI is long-term,” he added.
The World Games 2017 were held in Wroclaw, Poland, in July, with air sports competitions held from July 20 to 23.
According to Fédération Aéronautique International, The World Air Sports Federation, “Sixty-six international air sports athletes competed in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland from 20 to 23 July 2017.
“Three disciplines of Air Sports saw gold medals awarded at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday evening.
“Ferenc Toth (HUN) won Gold for Glider Aerobatics; Nick Batsch (USA) won Gold for Canopy Piloting; and Wojciech Bogdal (POL) won Gold in Paramotoring.
“It followed three full days of Air Sports competition at The World Games, a large multi-sport event that takes place every four years. Held this year in Wroclaw, Poland, it featured 60 different sports and disciplines and 3,500 athletes. Air Sports was represented by Glider Aerobatics, Canopy Piloting and Paramotoring.”
The FAI “is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organisation of international competitions. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“After a century of steady growth, FAI is now an organization of more than 100 member countries, forming a strong network linking all those who participate in air sports worldwide,” says the organization’s website.