One of the facts that made the 1st CISM Winter Military World Games a big success was, undoubtedly, the number of countries present at the event.
During 8 days, 43 country-flags flew in the fields of the Aosta Valley – Italy, representing more than 800 athletes and demonstrating the high interest of the military athletes in winter sports.
Taking into consideration that this was the first edition of the CISM Winter Military World Games, we can believe with certainty that these figures are a great achievement for the CISM family.
Thanks to the financial support from the International Olympic Committee, together with the coordination of the CISM Headquarter, we were able to reach our goal, having more than 40 participating countries.
The Aosta Valley Government also played a big role in this project. Free full board was offered to all participants allowing them to share CISM’s motto Friendship through Sports in the heart of the Alps.