2007 Military World Games

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2007 Military World Games
Host city Hyderabad
Country  India
Nations participating 101
Athletes participating 5000+
Events 14
Opening ceremony October 14, 2007 (2007-10-14)
Closing ceremony October 21, 2007 (2007-10-21)
Officially opened by Pratibha Patil
Main venue Balayogi Athletic Stadium
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The 2007 Military World Games were held at the twin-cities Hyderabad - Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India from October 14–21, 2007. Some parts of games were also held in Mumbai.[1]

According to press release by the organizers nearly 5000 athletes from 101 countries participated. The motto of the games was Friendship Through Sport. Russia emerged on top of the medal tally with 42 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze medals. The People's Republic of China, second with 38 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze while Germany came a distant third with 7 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze.

Games[edit]

The Military Games torch began its journey from Leh to Kanya Kumari on August 4, 2007 and reached New Delhi on August 5, 2007.

Twin-blasts in August 2007 at two locations in the venue city of the games created doubt as to whether the games would be held, but the organizers confirmed the event would be on schedule and as planned. It was later known that the terror cell that carried the blasts in the city also planned to attack the military games.

The opening ceremony of the games was held at the GMC Balayogi Stadium, Hyderabad. President of India Pratibha Patil declared the games open.[2] Games ended on 21 October. The Defence Minister of India, Shri A. K. Antony declared the games closed at the G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium

Sports[edit]

A total of fourteen sports were contested at the Games.[3]

Medal table[edit]

U.S. Army Sgt. John Nunn speed walks during the Military World Games competition in Hyderabad, India
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 42 29 29 100
2  China 38 22 13 73
3  Germany 7 10 13 30
4  Italy 7 8 14 29
5  Ukraine 5 6 15 26
6  Kenya 5 5 2 12
7  Uzbekistan 5 2 7 14
8  Poland 4 5 7 16
9  Slovenia 4 4 1 9
10  Saudi Arabia 4 0 1 5
11  North Korea 3 8 10 21
12  Greece 3 5 3 11
13  Turkey 3 2 4 9
14  Belarus 2 10 11 23
15  United States 2 6 2 10
16  South Korea 2 4 7 13
17  Norway 2 3 0 5
18  Romania 2 2 5 9
19  Austria 2 1 9 12
20  India (host) 2 1 7 10
21  Slovakia 2 1 1 4
22  Netherlands 2 0 2 4
23  Belgium 2 0 0 2
24  Qatar 1 2 2 5
25  Sudan 1 1 1 3
26  Morocco 1 1 0 2
27  Sri Lanka 1 0 1 2
28  Ecuador 1 0 0 1
28  Egypt 1 0 0 1
28  Estonia 1 0 0 1
31  Azerbaijan 0 3 1 4
32  Iran 0 2 2 4
33  Latvia 0 2 1 3
33  Brazil 0 2 1 3
33  Finland 0 2 1 3
36  France 0 1 5 6
37  Bahrain 0 1 3 4
38  Czech Republic 0 1 2 3
39   Switzerland 0 1 1 2
39  Tunisia 0 1 1 2
41  Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
41  Cameroon 0 1 0 1
41  Hungary 0 1 0 1
44  Lithuania 0 0 6 6
45  Algeria 0 0 4 4
46  United Arab Emirates 0 0 2 2
47  Spain 0 0 1 1
47  Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
47  Denmark 0 0 1 1
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