CISM

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The Organization Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) was founded on the 18th February 1948 in Nice, France, by five countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With 135 member states today, it has become the third biggest sport association in the world (behind IOC and FIFA) .

An objective of the association is to encourage the broad-based development of military sports and promote friendly relations between armed forces and between member states. It supports athletes from less privileged countries in the fields of sport and advocates the progressive and harmonious development of young people. In particular, the CISM organization wishes to contribute to the global efforts for peace in general.
The CISM motto is:

«FRIENDSHIP THROUGH SPORT»

CISM organises annual World Championships that include twenty-six different sports. The summer - and winter Military World Games in many of these sports are organised every four years.

Military sports

Aeronautical, naval and military pentathlon, shooting and parachuting

Individual sports

Athletics (incl. cross-country), cycling, equestrian, swimming (incl. lifesaving), orienteering, modern pentathlon, skiing (nordic and alpine), tennis, triathlon and sailing

Combat sports

Boxing, fencing, judo, wrestling and taekwondo

Team sports

Basketball, football, handball, ice hockey and volleyball

Other sports

Regional competitions in rowing, canoeing/kayaking, climbing and golfing

Organization CISM Switzerland

Switzerland has been a CISM member since 1968. From the variety of CISM sports, Switzerland has decided to participate in a selection of military and combat disciplines, based on their military importance.
Determining factors in this choice were: Sport and solidarity are two basic pillars of all CISM events. Sporting encounters between the armed forces of different countries are intended to foster friendship and lead to better understanding between nations. Sport has also become an important stabilising tool in conflict regions.
Based on these ideas, participation has been decided on in the following CISM sports/disciplines:

Disciplines / Contact CISM Switzerland

conditions of participation

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By participating in the CISM championships, the Swiss delegation consolidates and enhances the prestige of the Swiss Armed Forces in Switzerland and abroad. Competing athletes achieve top performances under the best possible conditions.

The principle that ‘taking part is more important than winning’ is certainly valid for both international military sports and the CISM organisation. However, for some nations, including Switzerland, sending participants only makes sense in those sports in which the prospects of success are reasonably good.

Athletes whose sports are in the CISM championship program prepare for the CISM World Championships, and are selected based on their achievements in the relevant year.
Only athletes who meet the following requirements are eligible to participate:

They must:
- be members of the armed forces

- be members of the national team of the relevant civilian association

- meet the selection criteria specified by the CISM head of discipline.

CISM WC in Switzerland

Year

Sport

Place

Nations

2018 

2016

Shooting 

Judo

Thun 

Uster

 

27

2014

Swimming & Lifesaving

Tenero

17

2012

Triathlon

Lausanne

18

2010

Parachuting

Buochs

37

2008

Cross-Country

Thun

25

2006

Skiing Nordic

Andermatt

19

2005

Shooting

Thun

43

2002

Marathon

Biel

15

2002

Fencing

Avenches/Murten

18

2000

Modern pentathlon

Aarau

15

1998

Orienteering

Bière

30

1995

Skiing Nordic

Andermatt

19

1994

Shooting

Lausanne/Chamblon

34

1992

Modern pentathlon

Bremgarten

21

1990

Fencing

Bern

13

1987

Modern pentathlon

Brugg

9

1986

Orienteering

Chur

14

1985

Skiing Nordic

Andermatt

10

1984

Shooting

Liestal

26

1983

Parachuting

Frauenfeld

22

1982

Fencing

Magglingen

13

1981

Military pentathlon

Bremgarten

13

1980

Modern pentathlon

Brugg

9

1979

Skiing Nordic

Andermatt

8

1977

Orienteering

Brugg

13

1976

Shooting

Thun

12

1975

Skiing

Andermatt

12

1971

Shooting

Thun

18

1971

Modern pentathlon

Thun/Bern

11

1969

Orienteering

Colombier

8

medal table

The medal table of Switzerland

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CISM Switzerland Hauptstrasse 247
CH-2532 Magglingen
Tel.
+41 58 467 63 16
Fax
+41 58 467 64 33

Head of CISM Switzerland

Mister Christian Hess
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Print contact

CISM Switzerland

Hauptstrasse 247
CH-2532 Magglingen

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CISM World Championship 2018