Wuhan to host 2019 Military World Games
"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."