2003 Military World Games

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2003 Military World Games
Host city Catania
Country  Italy
Nations participating 87
Athletes participating 2800
Events 13
Opening ceremony December 4, 2003 (2003-12-04)
Closing ceremony December 11, 2003 (2003-12-11)
Officially opened by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Main venue Cibali
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The sailing competition in the Mediterranean Sea.

The 2003 Military World Games was an international multi-sport event for military personnel which was held in Catania, Italy from 4–11 December 2003. It was the third edition of the Military World Games, competition organised by the Conseil International du Sport Militaire.[1] A total of 84 nations were represented at the event, with some 2800 military servicemen and women competing in the tournament. The games opening ceremony took place at the Stadio Angelo Massimino in front of 5000 spectators.[2]

Sports[edit]

A total of thirteen sports were contested at the 2003 Games.[3]

Games schedule[edit]

- Ceremony C Competition F Finals
Competition schedule[3]
December → 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Opening ceremony
Basketball C F
Boxing C F
Cycling F F
Diving C C
Fencing C F
Football C C F
Judo F F
Lifesaving C
Modern pentathlon C C F
Swimming C
Sailing C
Track and field F
Volleyball C F
Closing ceremony
  • Note: The football tournament began before the Games opening ceremony, with the first matches taking place on 2 and 3 December.

Medal table[edit]

Action from the women's high jump in the track and field competition
The basketball competition underway in Catania
Equestrian events in the modern pentathlon in Catania
The 2003 women's volleyball competition
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 31 15 12 58
2  Russia 25 34 33 92
3  Italy 20 14 19 53
4  Ukraine 6 11 5 22
5  South Korea 5 4 5 14
6  Kenya 4 3 2 9
7  Belarus 4 1 5 10
8  Slovakia 4 1 1 6
9  Morocco 4 0 1 5
10  Latvia 2 1 3 6
11  Poland 2 1 1 4
12  Romania 1 5 8 14
13  Brazil 1 5 0 6
14  United Arab Emirates 1 3 2 6
15  Slovenia 1 2 3 6
16  United States 1 1 2 4
17  Greece 1 1 1 3
18=  Bahrain 1 1 0 2
18=  Estonia 1 1 0 2
20  Canada 1 0 4 5
21=  Czech Republic 1 0 1 2
21=  Netherlands 1 0 1 2
21=  Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 1 2
24  Tunisia 1 0 0 1
25  Hungary 0 6 3 9
26  Austria 0 3 4 7
27  France 0 2 1 3
28=  Rwanda 0 1 0 1
28=  Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
28=  Tanzania 0 1 0 1
28=  Turkey 0 1 0 1
32=  Kazakhstan 0 0 3 3
32=  Sweden 0 0 3 3
34=  Azerbaijan 0 0 2 2
34=  Belgium 0 0 2 2
34=  Finland 0 0 2 2
37=  Algeria 0 0 1 1
37=  Botswana 0 0 1 1
37=  Colombia 0 0 1 1
37=  Cyprus 0 0 1 1
37=  Qatar 0 0 1 1
Total 122 108 135 365
  • All information taken from Armed Forces Sports.[4]

Participation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The City of U Liotru and Pupi’s. CISM. Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
  2. ^ Coleman, Craig (2003-12-04). Military World Games begin in Italy. Armed Forces Sports (USA). Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
  3. ^ a b Programme Handbook (archived). CISM/Archive.org. Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
  4. ^ 3rd Military World Games. CISM. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved on 2010-07-25.

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