Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)


The United States Armed Forces is a member of the International Military Sports Council, which is also known as the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM).  With 140 member nations, CISM is the second largest multi-sport discipline organization after the International Olympic Committee.  

The U.S. Delegation competes in 19 of the 26 sports offered averaging around 12-15 sports annually.  CISM Championships are hosted around the world and provides an avenue for the United States to project a positive image with valuable military-to-military engagements through sport.  

CISM represents the highest level of military athletic competitiveness, which often includes Olympians and World Champions.  The United States has been a member since 1951 and hosts one to two CISM Military World Championships or events each year.


USA Finishes 5th at CISM Sailing Worlds
Brest (FRA) - Review of the troops by Vice-Admiral Jean-Philippe Chaineau, Admiral Commanding the Strategic Oceanic Force (ALFOST) - The city of Brest, located in France, hosted the 53rd World Military Sailing Championship. 31 participants (20 male and 11 female) from 7 participating countries took part in the event.  Pictures: Mr. Dominique Einsweiler
June 21, 2022 - The U.S. Armed Forces Sailing team competed at the 53rd Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Sailing Championship in Brest France from May 31st – June 4th. For the 3rd time in its history, the French Navy hosted the World Championship with competing delegations Canada, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Poland, France and USA, consisting of over 40 athletes.

2020 Armed Forces Sports Championships Cancellations
April 10, 2020 - As leadership continues to monitor the current COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Defense and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Armed Forces Sports Council has made the decision to cancel all Armed Forces Sports Championships and events through September 30, 2020.  

Air Force athlete took her game to new heights, after rebounding from her toughest setback
U.S. Air Force Capt. Abby Hall, U.S Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Team member, goes for a spike during the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. The U.S. team defeated Canada in five sets. (U.S. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
Feb. 20, 2020 - As her T-6 jet descended lower in the November sky toward the tarmac, the disappointment hit her hard, with more force than one of her trademark volleyball spikes.

SOF civil affairs soldier’s unique perspective playing golf in China
Staff Sgt. Ian Milne, a special operations civil affairs recruiter stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, recently returned from playing golf with the U.S. Armed Forces Golf Team at the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games held Oct. 18-27 in Wuhan Province, China.
Dec. 6, 2019 - Staff Sgt. Ian Milne recently took his place among the world’s elite military athletes during the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games.

Enlisted Airman Competes for Team USA in 2019 CISM Military World Games
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Yoo, 366th Maintenance Squadron avionics backshop technician, stands poolside at the fitness center Nov. 18, 2019, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the 2019 CISM Military World Games, Yoo competitively swam against the world’s best military athletes in the 100 meter free, 50 meter breast and 4x100 medley relay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka)
Dec. 3, 2019 - He was the youngest and only enlisted member from a team of 14 service members from all branches of the Department of Defense on the U.S. swim team to compete at the 2019 CISM Military World Games.