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2019 Military World Games

2019 Military World Games 

On 18th October 2019 China launched the Military World Games 2019 in its inland metropolis of Wuhan. 

Key Points: 

  • It is formally called the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games.
  • Military World Games 2019 was launched with a dazzling ceremony showcasing the nation's ancient civilization and an offer of friendship to the world.
  • A delegation of around 100 soldiers selected from three wings of the armed forces has been sent by India to participate in the 7th World Military Games.
  • In Wuhan there are a total of 9,308 soldiers from 109 countries who will participate in a record-high 329 events across 27 sports.
  • The stadium seated nearly 60,000 spectators in the Wuhan Sports Center.
  • While the chief VIP observer from India for the games is Vice-Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, the Indian delegation is headed by Lieutenant General Sanjay Kumar Jha.
  • The 9th Xiangshan Forum is to be held in Beijing between October 20 and 22. 

The Military World Games:

  • The Military World Games was founded in 1948.
  • The Military World Games is also known as the "Olympics for the military".
  • It is the top multi-sports event for soldiers across the globe.
  • Three years after the end of World War II, the CISM has hosted the Military World Games every four years since 1995 after that in May 2015, China, a member state of CISM won the bid to host the 2019 Games with Wuhan which was appointed the host city.
  • The Games have been previously held in countries like Italy, Croatia, India, Brazil and South Korea.

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