CISM Military World Games


The Military World Games are a multi-sports event organized every four years, one year before the year the Olympic Games are organized. It is an event that is based on the CISM and Olympic spirit, without political, religious and racial consideration nor discrimination. Furthermore it must be organized in a dignified manner. In 1995, CISM decides to break its tradition of organizing every year fifteen to twenty world championship per year by gathering all its member nations during its first Military World Games in Rome from 4 to 16th September 1995. These first Games took place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the end of the second World War and of the ratification of the United nations Organization Charter. By organizing those Games, CISM has launched the most explicit and spectacular message of peace to the whole world. There is indeed no better meaningful and beautiful message of peace than the one sent to the world by the representatives of more than one hundred Armed forces. Those who had seemed to be forever divided by ideological and political barriers came together under the CISM flag in the name of friendship.

News and Highlights

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.

U.S. Taekwondo Team hangs tough, falls short of medaling in China
Army Pvt. 2nd Class Juan Carlos Norzagaray-Garcia with the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo Team fights Iran's Mahaleh Kalaei Iman at the CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 26, 2019.  (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver)
Nov. 4, 2019 - Competing in a tough field that featured some of the best taekwondo competitors in the world, the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo Team walked away from the Military World Games without medals.

Three USA wrestlers medal at CISM Military World Games
SSgt. Whitney Conder with the U.S. Armed Forces Wrestling Team is announced as the victor in her match against Egypt in the 50 kg. weight class at the Council of International Sports for Military games (CISM) in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. The CISM games opened Oct. 18, 2019 and close Oct. 28, 2019. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver/RELEASED)
Nov. 4, 2019 - Determination. Dexterity. Drive. These are just a few of the words that describe the United States Army and Marine Corps wrestlers who competed at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.