Brazil Hosts International Military Sports Tournament

Sailing will be one of the competitions.[AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE]

Sailing will be one of the competitions.[AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE]


Along with pride at being named the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is proud of hosting international military tournaments. In 2011, the city will host the fifth Military World Games, which take place every four years.

Brazil is one of the 131 member nations of the International Military Sports Council, or CISM. It annually organizes more than 20 military world championships for different sports, as well as continental and regional competitions. CISM’s philosophy is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports. Some of those military forces may have previously met on the battlefield.

Brazil’s military authorities are working with local and national authorities and organizations to ensure the highest level of quality of the games in CISM history.

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  • steven | 2011-07-01

    I am interested in knowing more about skydiving, please.

  • alejandro | 2011-06-21

    Please I hope you can send information about equestrian sports. Sincerely, Alejandro.

  • Jairo garcia | 2011-05-06

    Well my comment is this I am a member of the navy of my country for which I am proud to be a part of my military institution. I am a member of the champion handball team and would be interested to know if this sport will be featured in the events, I will wait for your response. Thank you very much.

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