Brazilian President Praises Military World Games
By Dialogo July 19, 2011
“In addition to the military’s premier sporting event, (the 5th Military World Games) it is also the third largest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Therefore, they serve as preparation for the World Cup and the Olympics.”
That’s what Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, said in her weekly radio show “Coffee with the President.”
The Games, which are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, has the participation of more than 100 countries and 6,000 athletes, and is organized by the International Military Sports Council (CISM). The president of Brazil commended the joint work of civil and military societies.