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2019 Military World Games to be held at Wuhan in China

The seventh edition of the Military World Games will take place in October 2019.

News 26 Nov 2017, 18:09 IST
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Military World Games
The 2019 edition of the Military World Games will take place during October

The 2019 edition of the Military World Games will be held in Wuhan city in central China's Hubei Province, the defence ministry has announced.

The International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games is a top sporting gala for military personnel.

The seventh edition of the sporting event comprises 329 competitions in 27 categories and is expected to attract around 8,000 participants from more than 100 countries and regions. The competition will take place between October 15 and 30.

The games will be an international event with great significance and far-reaching influence and it will also be an opportunity for foreign military personnel to learn more about China and its military, said ministry spokesman senior colonel Wu Qian.

The event's emblem, mascot, slogan and website have been unveiled, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

The emblem consists of a dove, a star, ribbons and other elements and the mascot is called Bing Bing, the design of which is based on the Chinese sturgeon, a critically endangered fish known as 'panda in water. The slogan is of the games is 'Military glory, world peace'.

The games, which were inaugurated in Rome in 1995, is a multi-sport event organised every four years by the CISM.

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