2011 Military World Games

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2011 Military World Games
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Host cityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
MottoThe Peace Games!
(Os Jogos da Paz!)
Nations participating108
Athletes participating4,900
Events195 in 20 sports
Opening ceremony16 July 2011 (2011-07-16)
Closing ceremony24 July 2011 (2011-07-24)
Officially opened byPresident Dilma Rousseff
Athlete's OathSN Isabel Swan
Judge's OathSgt Marcelo de Lima Henrique
Main venueJoão Havelange Olympic Stadium
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The 2011 Military World Games, officially known as the 5th CISM Military World Games, was hosted from July 15–24, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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.

Organization[edit]

Bidding process[edit]

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.[1]

Infrastructure and budget[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Venues[edit]

Twenty-seven competition venues were used during the 5th Military World Games, the majority located within Rio de Janeiro.[3]

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.[4]

Media coverage[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

List of Participating Nations

Below is a list of the 108 participating nations (the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets)[5]

Sports[edit]

The competition comprised 20 sports, some of them appearing for the first time in military world games, such as beach volleyball.

Games schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
July 15th
Fri
16th
Sat
17th
Sun
18th
Mon
19th
Tue
20th
Wed
21st
Thu
22nd
Fri
23rd
Sat
24th
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Aeronautical pentathlon 2 2
Athletics 2 1 5 9 8 10 35
Basketball 1 1
Beach volleyball 2 2
Boxing 10 10
Equestrian 1 1 1 3 6
Fencing 2 2 2 2 3 1 12
Football 1 1 2
Judo 2 4 3 3 4 16
Military pentathlon 4 2 6
Modern pentathlon 2 2 1 5
Naval pentathlon 4 4
Orienteering 2 4 2 8
Parachuting 8 8
Sailing 3 3
Shooting 4 4 4 4 16
Swimming 9 10 9 8 36
Taekwondo 4 4 4 4 16
Triathlon 5 5
Volleyball 2 2
Total Events 11 12 19 31 31 28 52 11 195
Cumulative total 11 23 42 73 104 132 184 195
July 15th
Fri
16th
Sat
17th
Sun
18th
Mon
19th
Tue
20th
Wed
21st
Thu
22nd
Fri
23rd
Sat
24th
Sun
Events

Medal table[edit]

The nations by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation, Brazil, is highlighted.[6]

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil (BRA)*453336114
2 China (CHN)37283499
3 Italy (ITA)14132451
4 Poland (POL)13191143
5 France (FRA)113317
6 South Korea (KOR)86822
7 North Korea (PRK)72312
8 Kenya (KEN)65516
9 Germany (GER)5191135
10 Ukraine (UKR)54918
11 Iran (IRI)53412
12 Norway (NOR)45211
13 Qatar (QAT)3126
14 Chile (CHI)2428
15 Austria (AUT)2226
16 Lithuania (LTU)2125
17 Belarus (BLR)2046
18 Latvia (LAT)2024
19 Sweden (SWE)2002
20 Morocco (MAR)1719
21 Turkey (TUR)15410
22 Kazakhstan (KAZ)13610
 Venezuela (VEN)13610
24  Switzerland (SUI)1359
25 Slovenia (SLO)1269
26 Bahrain (BHR)1247
 Finland (FIN)1247
28 Algeria (ALG)1236
29 Estonia (EST)1225
30 United States (USA)1135
31 Netherlands (NED)1124
32 Syria (SYR)1102
33 Belgium (BEL)1023
 Romania (ROU)1023
35 Canada (CAN)1012
 Uganda (UGA)1012
37 Croatia (CRO)1001
 Denmark (DEN)1001
 Ecuador (ECU)1001
40 Greece (GRE)0538
41 Tunisia (TUN)0314
42 Dominican Republic (DOM)0123
43 Jordan (JOR)0112
44 Egypt (EGY)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
46 India (IND)0033
47 Cameroon (CMR)0022
 Namibia (NAM)0022
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0022
 Uruguay (URU)0022
51 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
 Suriname (SUR)0011
Totals (54 nations)195194238627

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rio 2011: About the games Archived August 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
  2. ^ Welcome to the Athletes Villages Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
  3. ^ Competition Venues. Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-17.
  4. ^ Competition Venues Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
  5. ^ CDM Related Information Rio 2011 Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-07-14.
  6. ^ Detailed Medal Standings Rio 2011 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-07-18. Retrieved on 2011-07-17.

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