2nd CISM World Cadet Games 2014 - Quito/Salinas - ECUADOR
2nd CISM preparatory site-visit in Ecuador
From 14 to 18 January 2013, the second CISM inspection on site of the locations of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games 2014 took place in Ecuador, in the beautiful cities of Quito and Salinas. The CISM President, Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, his assistant, Mr. David Ojong and the 2nd CISM WCG Project Manager, Cpt. Mircea LAPADATESCU were warmly welcomed by the members of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games - “CADOC”.
The five main objectives of this preparatory visit were:
Signing the MoU with the Minister of Defence of the Ecuador;
Inspecting the sports venues on the 3 military superior schools of Ecuador and the stadium for the Opening Ceremony;
Meeting the member of CADOC and preparing the draft of the Invitation File to be launched in Indonesia during the 68th CISM General Assembly and Congress;
Taking some important decisions concerning the events to be scheduled for each of the sports disciplines;
Defining the needs of CADOC in terms of sports requirements and the possible assistance of CISM.
On the 15 of January, Minister of National Defense of Ecuador and CISM President proceeded to the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the organization of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games “Ecuador 2014” (You may read more information about this ceremony in the article below)
From Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 January, CISM President and the CISM delegation, accompanied by members of CADOC, toured the facilities and the sports venues of the 3 military superior schools of Ecuadorian Armed Forces, as well as the Stadium designated for the Opening Ceremony (in Guayaquil). During this visit, Colonel Kalkaba was able to assess the level of readiness of Ecuador to host all the other cadets coming from all over the world in 2014. During the meeting with Ms. Pierina Correa, the President of the Guayas Federation, in Guayaquil, President reiterated CISM intention to seize the opportunity of the organization of the 2nd CISM World Cadets Games to promote the image of Ecuador and most especially of tourism.
At the end of the week, on Friday 18 January, CISM President had an important meeting with the Chief of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Lt. General Carlos Leonardo Barreiro Munoz and a very constructive debriefing with Major General Peña Cobeña and all the members of the Organizing Committee. CISM President bestowed the order of merit in rank of “Officer” to General Barreiro and offered a plaque of honour to the President of CADOC, General Peña. The 2 military leaders reaffirmed their total support and commitment in the planning, organization, implementation and execution of this important event for CISM and Ecuadorian Armed Forces.
During the technical meeting, CADOC presented the final sports program and repartition of sports per cities and academies: 1. Sports program:
Military Pentathlon (Complete program M+F)
Orienteering Middle/Long distance course M+F, team and individual
Track and Field (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long jump, 4x400m) = M+F
(4x100m, 10000m, High Jump, Shot Put) = only Male
Volleyball (M+F) - minimum 4 and maximum 8 countries.
2. Repartition of sports per military schools/cities:
Quito – Military School "Eloy Alfaro" - ESMIL – 2 sports:
1. Military Pentathlon;
Salinas -Superior Naval School "Cmdr. Rafael Morán Valverde" - ESSUNA - 2 sports: 1. Swimming;
Salinas – Military Aviation School "Cosme Rennella" - ESMA – 2 sports:
1. Track & Field;
The Invitation File for this event will be officially launched in May, during the 68th CISM General Assembly and Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The conclusion of this visit is that Ecuador is totally committed in the organization of this second edition of the CISM World Cadet Games and they have proved that this event will be a veritable military sports festival for the cadets coming from all over the world and will definitely contribute to the CISM member nations common goal “peace of the world” by establishing friendship through sport.
CISM President signs MoU of the 2nd Cadet Games in Ecuador
Today at 09.00 in the « Los Libertadores » Lounge of the state headquarters, Dra. María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of National Defense and Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, President of the International Military Sports Council , together joined by Mr Augusto Moran, Minister of Sports, Physical Education and recreation as honorary witness, proceeded to the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the organization of the second CISM World Cadets Games “Ecuador 2014”. This event was attended by the highest military leaders, the directors of the military academies of Ecuador and other civilian and military authorities.
In her speech, Minister Espinosa highlighted the fact that “Ecuador counts flourishing sports infrastructures. Our Government has invested in this field thanks to a policy of inclusion and unconditional support to high level sport. For all of us this is a real pride and privilege to be the host of the World Cadets Games in 2014 and we are very grateful to the support demonstrated by Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, the President of CISM, for his enthusiasm and careful supervision of the whole process of preparation of this event until next year.”
The CISM President, taking into account the sports infrastructures available in the formation schools for officers in the three branches of the Armed Forces, had encouraged the International Military Sports Council to propose Ecuador as host of the 2nd CISM World Cadets Games in the year 2014. The following disciplines will be organized: military pentathlon, volley-ball, swimming, Orienteering, Athletics, rifle and pistol shooting.
This sport event will take place from 30 August to 5 September 2014.
1st CISM preparatory site-visit in Ecuador
From 15 to 19 October, the first CISM inspection on site of the locations of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games 2014 took place in Ecuador, in the beautiful cities of Quito and Salinas. The CISM Project Manager, Cpt. Mircea LAPADATESCU and the CISM Senior Sponsorship Executive, representing GrinSport, Mr. Vivien LUBCZANSKI were warmly welcomed by the members of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games - called “CADOC”.
The previous experience have clearly demonstrated to CISM the necessity for any Host Entity to clearly demonstrate, in advance, their ability to meet the technical, logistical and facility requirements to conduct a CISM World Games.
The four main objectives of this preparatory visit were:
Inspecting the sport venues on the 3 military superior schools of Ecuador;
Defining the period of the Cadet Games and the locations of each sport discipline;
Defining the sports program imposed by CISM and the optional sport chosen by CADOC;
Working on the contract of organization to get it signed before January 2013.
An official audience to the Minister of Defense, sociologist Miguel Carvajal Aguirre and the Minister of Sports, Mr. Jose Francisco Cevallos was done on 15 October in Quito. The two ministers declared themselves in favor of the Games and repeated the total support of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Sports. On 17 and 18 October, audiences to the mayor of Salinas and to the President of the Guayas Federation in Guayaquil were done as well.
From Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18, CISM delegates, accompanied by Major General Jorge Peña Cobeña, Ecuadorian CISM Chief of Delegation and the president of FEDEME, Brigadier General Francis Drouet, President of the Technical Committee of CADOC and Major Bolivar Bolaños, the Director of FEDEME, toured the facilities and the sports venues of the 3 military superior schools of Ecuadorian Armed Forces:
Military School "Eloy Alfaro" in Quito;
Superior Naval School "Cmdr. Rafael Morán Valverde" in Salinas;
Military Aviation School "Cosme Rennella" in Salinas.
The goal of this tour was to insure that the Organizing Committee fully understands the considerable extent and implications of technical and logistical demands of hosting such an international event.
At the end of the week, on Friday 19 October a debriefing with all the members of the Organizing Committee took place and a list of actions to be taken by CADOC by the end of this year and continuing in 2013 has been established.
The most important decisions taken during the visit are:
Period of the Games : 30 August – 05 September 2014;
The sports program to be organized during the 2nd CISM WCG – Ecuador 2014:
Track and Field
Signature of the contract of organization between CISM President and Ecuadorian Minister of Defence will take place at the earliest convenience in December 2012 or January 2013.
After this visit, an exhaustive report will be prepared by the CISM WCG Project Manager and presented to the Board of Directors meeting next week (Brussels, 31.10 – 01.10 2012)
The conclusion of this visit was that Ecuador is totally committed in the organization of this project and they have proved that the second edition of the CISM World Cadet Games meet the CISM defined requirements not only in the various sports themselves but also in term of logistics and infrastructure, as well as safety and security.
Thanked to the President of the Ecuadorian Military Sport Federation support and to all the members of the Organizing Committee, this preparatory visit has completely achieved his goal. Thank you ECUADOR and see you again in 2013!
After the success of the summer and winter World Games, the International Military Sports Council has decided to create a new category of international sports competitions opened to the young generations of the military personnel of the world, called “the CISM World Cadet Games”.
Based on the strong commitment of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces to teach the younger generations on the values of sports and the ideals of CISM, the 2nd edition of the CISM World Cadet Games was attributed to the cities of Quito and Salinas after the regrettable cancelation of Saint Petersburg 2012 in Russia.
Ecuador is a country located in the northwestern part of South America, bounded on the north by Colombia, south and east by Peru and the west by the Pacific Ocean; the country has an area of 283,561 km2 and a population of nearly 15 million people. The main spoken language in Ecuador is Spanish. Ecuador straddles the equator, from which it takes its name. Ecuador is also home to a great variety of species, many of them endemic, like those of the Galápagos Islands. This species diversity makes Ecuador one of the 17 mega diverse countries in the world. The new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem right.
San Francisco de Quito is the capital of the Republic of Ecuador and the province of Pichincha, and is the second largest city, is also head of the metropolitan area known as the Metropolitan District of Quito. The city is the political center of the Republic, described as a global city, houses the main governmental agencies, cultural, financial, being home to the majority of banks in the nation, administrative and marketing of the country, most TNCs work in Ecuador have their headquarters in the city. It was the first city, along with Cracovia in Poland, to be declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, September 18, 1978, for having the best preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America
Salinas, located in the geographical shoulder of the coastal area of Ecuador, is the largest resort in the country. The city was founded on December 22, 1937. It is located 549 km from Quito.
The CISM World Cadet Games are planned to be organized in August- September 2014 in three of the most important Higher Military Schools of Ecuador :
Superior Military School “Eloy Alfaro”, in Quito;
Superior Navy School “Cmte. Rafael Moran Valverde”, in Salinas;
Superior Military Air Force School “Cosme Rennela B.”, in Salinas.
Ecuador is expecting to host nearly 3000 participants, including athletes and delegates from all CISM member nations and that this sport event will boost the military sport and Ecuador image worldwide.
More information concerning the organization of the 2nd CISM World Cadet Games Ecuador 2014 (concept, sports program, dates of competition, etc) will be available after the CISM Coordination Committee site visit which is going to take place in October this year.