Wuhan to host 2019 Mil­i­tary World Games

Changjiang Weekly - - WUHAN -

"I now de­clare that Wuhan, China, has won the bid to host the 2019 Mil­i­tary World Games," said A. Ha­keem Al-Shino, Pres­i­dent of Coun­seil In­ter­na­tional du Sport Mil­i­taire (CISM), dur­ing its 70th Gen­eral Assem­bly held in Kuwait on May 21, 2015.

The prepa­ra­tion work for the 2019 MWG has seen smooth progress since then. Be­tween Oc­to­ber 18 and 27, over 10,000 ath­letes and of­fi­cials fro­mall over the world will ar­rive in Wuhan for the games.

It was de­ter­mined that the MWG will com­prise 25 com­pe­ti­tion events and two per­for­mance events. Th­ese events will be held across 33 sports venues. In­clud­ing an ath­letes' vil­lage and a me­dia cen­ter, the num­ber of the MWG con­struc­tion projects reach 35, among which 13 are newly built and 22 are ren­o­va­tion projects. The venues will fa­cil­i­tate the games dur­ing the MWG and will be open to the public after­wards.

The of­fi­cial web­site for the 7th MWG was put into use last Novem­ber. The web­site ( http: //www wuhan2019mwg.cn / ) is avail­able in Chi­nese, French, and English. It of­fers in­for­ma­tion about the 2019 MWG and show­cases Wuhan.

The em­blem, mas­cot, and slo­gan of the MWG were also re­vealed. The em blem is named the "bond of peace and friend­ship." The mas­cot, called Bing Bing, is based on the im­age of the Chi­nese stur­geon, one of China's first-class pro­tected wild an­i­mals. The slo­gan, "Mil­i­tary Glory, World Peace," fully re­flects the CISM's aimof "en­hanc­ing friend­ship through sports" and con­veys the com­mon as­pi­ra­tion of "shar­ing friend­ship and pur­su­ing peace."

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.