Prize Medal For The 5th Military World Games To Be Released in Brasilia

Prize Medal For The 5th Military World Games To Be Released in Brasilia

By Dialogo
June 01, 2011

Developed by the Brazilian Mint to crown the winners at the Rio 2011 Games, the prize medals will be presented (in gold, silver, and bronze) on June 1st, starting at 2:30 p.m., at the POUPEX Theater in Brasilia (address: Av. Duque de Caxias, S/Nº – Setor Militar Urbano).

Designed by visual artist Luiz Henrique Peixoto Ferreira, the medals display on the obverse the symbol of the CISM (International Military Sports Council), and on the reverse, the logo of the 5th Military World Games Rio 2011, as well as the name of the sport. The official musical theme of the Games will also be presented at the same event.

In celebration of the fifth edition of the CISM Military World Games, a commemorative medal will also be introduced. This medal will be produced in limited quantities, and as a consequence, it is necessary to deface the original molds, in order to prevent the production of new copies. This will be done during the release ceremony, by Defense Minister Nelson Jobim. The Brazilian Mint manufactured the medals, with support from the Savings and Loan Association (Associação de Poupança e Empréstimo – POUPEX).

Theme of the Games Honors Overcoming Obstacles

Engagement, dedication, and overcoming obstacles served as inspiration to Sgt. Ricardo Cesar Ferreira, of the Music Company of the Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in composing the theme for the 5th CISM Military World Games. The theme will be presented by the Symphonic Band of the Presidential Guard Battalion, at the conclusion of the event.

Armed Forces teams interested in covering this event should send their names/media (Armed Forces radio, TV, print, institutional website) to, so that we can set aside the press kits.