Theme songs for CISM World Games revealed
The next time the calendar rolls around to October 18, the 7th CISM World Games will officially begin. A press conference in Beijing kicked off the oneyear countdown to this global sports event.
The press conference was held in the conference hall of the Ministry of National Defense on October 17. At the launch of the oneyear countdown, eight theme songs of the games were
revealed, an animation featuring the mascot Bingbing was shown, and a promotional video was put on.
The event is essentially the Olympics for soldiers. Established by the CISM, it has 136 member countries. The event is put on every four years, lasting seven to ten days. The 7th CISM World Games will be ten-day event, taking place between October 18 and 27, 2019. It is estimated that nearly 10, 000 athletes from 100 countries will participate in the 25 official competitive events and two noncompetitive events.
Since its establishment in Italy, the six games have been held in Italy (twice), Croatia, India, Brazil, and the Republic of Korea. This is the first time that China will host the event and it is the first world-class competition to be held in Hubei.
Locals take pictures with the mascot Bingbing