Belgium organizes the International Day of Military Sports to highlight the importance of military sports !

 

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BRUSSELS (BEL) - In 2006, the CISM Day Run was born to mark the presence of CISM in the world. This event, initially organized every 18 February, date of our creation, aims to promote the practice of sport in the military context, and tends to bring together the entire international sport community, namely sports federations, National Olympic Committees and other international institutions in contact with the armed forces and ministries of defense.

 

Fully integrated into CISM's principles of solidarity, this event also aims to contribute to world peace and has become a tradition within the large CISM family.

 

In 2017, the event was renamed CISM Day Run for Peace to emphasize the values of peace and friendship promoted by CISM and it is finally in 2019 that the current name was given to this important event in our calendar, the International Military Sports Day.

 

Although it has not fundamentally changed with the change of name, the objective of this day is to show to the world in an even stronger and more complete way the presence of our organization at the international level and the importance of sports for the military and their activities. Each delegation has the opportunity to organize and promote an International Day of Military Sports through a sports activity outside or inside the barracks, with military and civilians together promoting the values of friendship, sport and peace under the CISM motto, "Friendship through Sport".

 

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To this end, CISM is joining forces this year with the Belgian Delegation to CISM, which will organize its International Day of Military Sports on Wednesday, October 19.

 

All participants in this day will be able to take part in an 6 or 10km Jog or a 6km walk in the Kamp Beverlo of Leopoldsburg, host of this event.

 

In addition to the values of peace and friendship promoted by CISM, the majority of our events also feature high-level sports performances by elite athletes in our sports competitions. And this International Day of Military Sports will be no exception, as the following Belgian Defence athletes are confirmed to be present in Kamp Beverlo: Simon Debognies (Athletics - 5.000m and 10. 000m), Ben Adriaensens (Archery), Neisser Loyola (Fencing), Alexander Doom (Athletics - 400m), Alessia Corrao (Judo), Victor Martinez (Gymnastics), Dieter Kersten (Athletics Marathon), Robin Hendrix (Athletics – 5.000m and 10.000m) as well as the Belgian triathlon legend Frederik Van Lierde.

 

See you on Wednesday 19 October in Kamp Beverlo for a day of sport, friendship, sharing and peace!

 

(Source: CISM Media & Communication Department)

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