Military World Games Might be Qualifying Event for Rio 2016 Olympics
By Dialogo February 23, 2012
In order to give even more prominence and impact to the 6th Military World Games 2015 in Korea, CISM (for the International Military Sports Council’s French name) launched a large campaign towards the International Sports Federations to recognize the CISM World Summer Games 2015 as a qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The first federation to grant to the CISM World Games 2015 that status is the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM for its French name), which signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CISM president last November 12, on the occasion of its annual congress.
The links between CISM and the Modern Pentathlon, a sport with deep military roots have always been excellent, but that MOU shall further strengthen the collaboration to develop the practice of Modern Pentathlon in the military sports clubs all over the world, according to the CISM.
The best modern pentathletes in the world will be able to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics during the council’s 6th World Summer Games in Mungyeong in October 2015.
The International Association of Athletics Federations and Fencing International Federation are about to sign a similar convention with CISM. This success is another high incentive to see the best military athletes compete in Mungyeong in 2015.
To the organizers: Gentlemen, please include CHESS within the military sports since it is considered to be a pastime or school subject in many military schools, as a military tool for strategic and tactical development. In addition, it helps with decision making.
Thank you very much I think the idea of military athletes being able to access minimum marks as asked by the I.A.A.F. to be able to participate in Rio 2016