- Efficient contribution to build the peace in a region devastated by the war
- gathering of 82 Armed Forces on the Sports fields to celebrate peace

The MWG in numbers
- 6734 participants
- 82 nations
- 20 disciplines (2 demonstration sports)
- 2600 mobilized people
- 5124 persons involved in security, 600 in food preparation
- 465 vehicles
- 250.000 spectators

Track and Field (including marathon), Basket-ball, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football/Soccer, Handball, Judo, Orienteering, Wrestling, Swimming (water-polo, diving, lifesaving), Parachuting, Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, Taekwondo, Shooting, Triathlon, Volley-ball demonstration sports : rowing and Canoe-kayak

44 different sports facilities in Zagreb and its surroundings
1 accreditation Center, 5 Sports villages
6 hotels

High level protocol
Presence of VIP ‘s :
- Mr Franjo Tudman, President of the Croatian Republic
- Many representatives of the Croatian government and of the city of Zagreb
- Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC
- Minister of Defence of Ireland and Bosnia Herzegovinia
- Chiefs of Staff or high representatives from many Armed Forces
- President and secretaries of International Sports Federations

Opening Ceremony
30.000 spectators in the Maksimir Stadium of Zagreb
Life broadcasting on Channel 3 of the Croatian National TV
Very high protocol and cultural programme

Top high sport level :
Presence of Numerous Olympic, world and continental champions in all the sports
Many new CISM records established during the Games
Some of the best known athletes present : S. Mutai (KEN), S. Kipkorir (KEN), F. Mori (ITA), C. Kosgei (KEN), P. Dal Soglio (ITA), B. Henry (GER), A. Fadejevs (LAT), D. Bartova (R. TCH.), D. Mulaomerovic (CRO), V. Stepanets (RUS), A. Lebziak (RUS), A. Lezin (RUS), P. Kolobkov (RUS), S. Podznyakov (RUS), V Vezzali (ITA), G. Trillini (ITA), M. Huizinga (NED), A. Mikhailine (RUS), B. Saitiev (RUS), E. Brembilla (ITA), A. Poliakov (RUS), D. Pankratov (RUS), Y. Shan (CHN),Y. Le (CHN), H. Qi (CHN), V?. Novikov (RUS), C. Stearns (USA), D. Bar (GER) P. Valois (FRA), D. Sautin (RUS), Z. Ling (RUS), B. Peng (CHN), M. Nestroev (RUS), M. Logvinenko (RUS), H. Shan (CHN), H. Zlatanov (ITA), S. Dodet (FRA) and so many more...

Armed Forces : lodging, organisations of different competitions, transport (athletes, officials, VIP’s), security, food and dining facilities, organising committee
Croatian Olympic Committee, Zagreb Sports federations and City of Zagreb, National Sports Federations :existing sport and administrative structures, financing, technical assistance (judges, officials), organisation staff, and so on….

Solidarity actions
Financial contribution of the IOC
Solidarity flights thanks to South Africa, Cameroon, the Netherlands
Contribution of the Organising Committee to host some delegations

Main Press Center at the Zagreb fair, auxiliary Press center at Mladost, Jarun and Dom Sportova
42 hours TV broadcasting (12 live)
674 people accredited at the Press Center (152 international from 42 countries)
Preparatory national and international press conferences (held twice a week since July 1999)
Special Press Conference with Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the IOC

Due to high media coverage a great number of sponsors were interested in PR possibilities in sponsoring the Games :44 different sponsors (most of them in kind)
Merchandising and by-products

26jun 04jul 46th Sailing WMC
Bergen, Norway
29jun 07jul 35th Judo WMC
Astana, Kazakhstan
02-14 1st CISM World Football Trophy
BAku, Azerbaijan
08-17 49th Naval Pentathlon WMC
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
46th Orienteering WMC
Eksjo, Sweden
02-06 23rd Cycling WMC
Leopoldsburg/Beringen, Belgium
09-16 CISM Para-Sport Project Pilot Event
Track&Field Competition
Warendorf, Germany

22nd Taekwondo WMC
Fort Bliss, Tx,


37th Parachuting WMC
Qionglai, China

09-18 60th Military Pentathlon WMC
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

45th World Military Marathon
Paramaribo, Suriname



68th CISM General Assembly & Congress/CISM Board of Directors Meeting (2/2013)
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia

02-06 Eurocup BeachVolleyball
Warendorf, Germany
03-08 Nienaber Memorial MilPentathlon
Munich, Germany
24-28 CISM Shooting Rifle Cup of the German Armed Forces
Sonthofen, Germany

1st Open Regional Life Saving Championship
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


1st Open Integrative CISM Military European Championships in Track & Field
Warendorf, Germany



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