The Voyager Pigeon Olympics has begun: a whole lot of champion birds…

A very powerful occasion for pigeon fanciers from everywhere in the world began on Friday on the Oradea Enviornment, the place a whole lot of champion pigeons, introduced from 30 nations, will be admired in an exhibition.

Prince Radu, particular visitor

The opening of the occasion, offered by Andreea Marin and the Oradea actor Răzvan Vicoveanu, passed off after 10 o’clock on the Oradea Enviornment in entrance of an viewers of a number of hundred individuals.

Hosted for the primary time in Romania, in Oradea, the Olympiad, now in its thirty seventh version, isn’t a contest, however “an exhibition and a prize of the pigeons that within the final two years have collected the very best scores on the nationwide phases of the profile competitions” , as defined within the opening by the president of the Nationwide Union of Columbophiles, Marius Tunduc from Oradea, who added that the entire worth of the birds exhibited within the area is round 50 million euros.

“Passenger pigeons have introduced pleasure to our nation, all through historical past, by transmitting messages shortly and effectively throughout the two world wars, and at present by collaborating in worldwide pigeon competitions. In 2015, we awarded the Excessive Patronage to the Nationwide Federation of Pigeon Breeders, in recognition of a company that represents a mannequin for Romanian society”, stated Prince Radu, a particular visitor of the occasion.

For his half, the mayor Florin Birta congratulated the organizers and emphasised that that is a very powerful occasion, with worldwide scope, organized up to now in Oradea Enviornment.

After the speeches, the 30 nations collaborating within the Olympics have been offered: Albania, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Jordan, Iraq, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Nice Britain , the Netherlands (host of the following version of the Olympics), Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Hungary.

Romanian champions

Within the halls of the world, the pigeons have been positioned in metallic cages and organized based on the nation of origin. Essentially the most beneficial of them, champions in numerous classes within the final two years, will be acknowledged by the general public due to some cockades hooked up to their cages.

“The labels subsequent to the cages present which competitions the pigeons participated in and by which classes (lengthy distance, pace, marathon, commonplace, younger, younger, male, feminine, and so forth.) they have been awarded. On the finish, the kilometers coated and the quote are famous,” defined Diana Drăghici, from the Olympics organizing staff.

Among the many champions is the hen of a German who took 1st place within the youth class in 2021, after overlaying a complete of 1,528 kilometers house all through the season. Within the magnificence class, a Hungarian pigeon took first place, with 2,614 kilometers traveled (photograph) in a single season, 2020-2021.

A Romanian champion even belongs to the president of the Romanian breeders, Marius Tunduc, a pigeon that final 12 months collected the mandatory factors for a world champion title.

Contained in the Oradea Enviornment, there may be additionally a market with merchandise for pigeon followers, the place champion chickens and pigeons are bought, in addition to meals dietary supplements and meals for the celebs of the occasion.

The exhibition will be visited on Friday till 5 p.m. and on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and an entry ticket will value 60 lei per day. On Friday night, the awards gala will happen in Piaţa Unirii, the place the singer Andra will carry out a live performance. Entry will likely be free.

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