40th Portuguese National and Pre Olympic Pigeons Exhibition: report

The 40th Portuguese National and Pre Olympic Pigeons Exhibition held from 10 to 13 January 2013, at the Pavilion of Expoeste in Caldas da Rainha. This pavilion has about 10,000 m2.

Caldas da Rainha is a city in western central Portugal. The city serves as the seat of the larger municipality of the same name and is the seat of the Comunidade Intermunicipal do Oeste. The city is best known for its hot springs and pottery.

The city was founded in the 15th century by Queen Leonor, who established a hospital at the site of some therapeutic hot springs.

The Hospital Termal Rainha D. Leonor is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the world, with five centuries of history. The city's name means "Queen's Hot Springs" or "Queen's Spa".

Caldas da Rainha is home to many arts-related institutions. There are numerous museums in the city, mostly related to ceramics and sculpture. The city is home to a major arts and design school, as well as a school of ceramics.

The national show is an initiative promoted by the Portuguese Federation of Pigeons (FPC), which seeks to reconcile the slope sports and commercial aspects of this modality.This is an initiative that aims to show the best of what is done in Pigeons Portuguese, and this event will serve to establish the National Team that we will represent the 33th Olympiad Columbófila, to be held in Nitra, Slovakia, 23-27 January 2013.

The exhibition, told with 402 homers cleared the 15 District Associations of the country Pigeons The National Team was composed of carrier pigeons to two different classes: Standard and Sport. In Class Sport were selected the top three in each of the eight categories in dispute (Speed, Medium bottom Fund, Absolute, Marathon, Babes, yearlings and adults) and were classified in Standard Class the first five male and female calculated Olympic in the category. Passed by the National Exhibition about 4000 visitors.

The pigeon is one of the sports with the highest accolades and sports that have won more medals in major international competitions, including the Olympic competitions, where Portugal won, several times champion at individual and country.