2011 Military World Games
|Host city||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Motto||The Peace Games!|
(Os Jogos da Paz!)
|Events||195 in 20 sports|
|Opening ceremony||16 July 2011|
|Closing ceremony||24 July 2011|
|Officially opened by||President Dilma Rousseff|
|Athlete's Oath||SN Isabel Swan|
|Judge's Oath||Sgt Marcelo de Lima Henrique|
|Main venue||João Havelange Olympic Stadium|
The 5th Military World Games was the largest military sports event ever held in Brazil, with approximately 4,900 athletes from 108 countries competing in 20 sports. The Games were organized by the Military Sports Commission of Brazil (CDMB) and the military commands (Army, Navy and Air Force), in accordance with CISM regulations and the rules of the International Sports Federations.
Brazil was chosen to host the 5th Military World Games during a meeting of the International Military Sports Council held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on May 25, 2007. Brazil won, by means of a ballot, the race against Turkey to host the 2011 games. Representatives from over 75 countries took part in the poll. Rio's existing sports infrastructure, the Brazilian expertise at hosting major events, and the support granted to the project by the local authorities were decisive for the Brazilian victory.
Infrastructure and budget
The athletes participating in the 5th Military World Games were accommodated in three athlete's villages (Green, Blue and White), all located in Rio de Janeiro. The Green Village was located in the neighborhood of Deodoro, the Blue Village in Campo dos Afonsos and the White Village in the district of Campo Grande. The villages were built to be a functional and diverse center, vital to the operations of the Military World Games. The three villages comprise 106 buildings, 1,206 apartments and 4,824 rooms, with capacity to accommodate about 6,000 athletes and 2,000 officials. The budget used for the construction of the three villages is of R$ 400 million.
Rio de Janeiro Military School
Twenty-seven competition venues were used during the 5th Military World Games, the majority located within Rio de Janeiro.
- 26th Parachutist Infantry Battalion – Fencing and Military pentathlon
- Rio Arena – Basketball
- Santa Cruz Air Force Base – Military pentathlon (Flying)
- National Shooting Center – Shooting, Aeronautical pentathlon and Military pentathlon
- CEFAN – Naval pentathlon and Taekwondo
- Gericinó Instruction Center – Military pentathlon
- National Equestrian Center – Equestrian
- Modern Pentathlon National Center – Modern pentathlon, Military pentathlon
- CCEFx – Football
- CIAGA – Football
- CIAMPA – Boxing
- Rio de Janeiro Military School – Volleyball
- Navy Academy – Sailing
- São Januário Stadium – Football
- João Havelange Olympic Stadium – Athletics and Football
- Maracanãzinho Arena – Volleyball
- Flamengo Park – Marathon
- Maria Lenk Aquatic Center – Swimming
- Copacabana Beach (Posto 2) – Beach volleyball
- Copacabana Beach (Posto 6) – Triathlon
- Air Force University – Aeronautical pentathlon, Football and Judo
The venues located outside the city of Rio de Janeiro were the Resende Airport and the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras located in Resende, the Avelar Instruction Center located in Paty do Alferes, the Mario Xavier National Forest located in Seropédica, and the Giulite Coutinho Stadium belonging to America Football Club located in Mesquita.
The competition comprised 20 sports, some of them appearing for the first time in military world games, such as beach volleyball.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
The nations by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation, Brazil, is highlighted.
|6||South Korea (KOR)||8||6||8||22|
|7||North Korea (PRK)||7||2||3||12|
|30||United States (USA)||1||1||3||5|
|42||Dominican Republic (DOM)||0||1||2||3|
|Sri Lanka (SRI)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (54 nations)||195||194||238||627|
- Rio 2011: About the games Archived August 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
- Welcome to the Athletes Villages Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
- Competition Venues. Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-17.
- Competition Venues Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
- CDM Related Information Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-14.
- Detailed Medal Standings Rio 2011 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-07-18. Retrieved on 2011-07-17.
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