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2nd CISM Military World Summer Games - Zagreb (CRO) 1999





  • Efficient contribution to build the peace in a region devastated by the war
  • Gathering of 82 Armed Forces on the Sports fields to celebrate peace




  • 6734 participants
  • 82 nations
  • 20 disciplines (2 demonstration sports)
  • 2600 mobilized people
  • 5124 persons involved in security, 600 in food preparation
  • 465 vehicles
  • 250.000 spectators



Track and Field (including marathon), Basket-ball, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football/Soccer, Handball, Judo, Orienteering, Wrestling, Swimming (water-polo, diving, lifesaving), Parachuting, Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, Taekwondo, Shooting, Triathlon, Volley-ball demonstration sports : rowing and Canoe-kayak




  •  44 different sports facilities in Zagreb and its surroundings
  • 1 accreditation Center, 5 Sports villages
  • 6 hotels




 Presence of VIP ‘s :

  • - Mr Franjo Tudman, President of the Croatian Republic
  • - Many representatives of the Croatian government and of the city of Zagreb
  • - Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC
  • - Minister of Defence of Ireland and Bosnia Herzegovinia
  • - Chiefs of Staff or high representatives from many Armed Forces
  • - President and secretaries of International Sports Federations




  • 30.000 spectators in the Maksimir Stadium of Zagreb
  • Life broadcasting on Channel 3 of the Croatian National TV
  • Very high protocol and cultural programme




  •  Presence of Numerous Olympic, world and continental champions in all the sports
  • Many new CISM records established during the Games
  • Some of the best known athletes present : S. Mutai (KEN), S. Kipkorir (KEN), F. Mori (ITA), C. Kosgei (KEN), P. Dal Soglio (ITA), B. Henry (GER), A. Fadejevs (LAT), D. Bartova (R. TCH.), D. Mulaomerovic (CRO), V. Stepanets (RUS), A. Lebziak (RUS), A. Lezin (RUS), P. Kolobkov (RUS), S. Podznyakov (RUS), V Vezzali (ITA), G. Trillini (ITA), M. Huizinga (NED), A. Mikhailine (RUS), B. Saitiev (RUS), E. Brembilla (ITA), A. Poliakov (RUS), D. Pankratov (RUS), Y. Shan (CHN),Y. Le (CHN), H. Qi (CHN), V?. Novikov (RUS), C. Stearns (USA), D. Bar (GER) P. Valois (FRA), D. Sautin (RUS), Z. Ling (RUS), B. Peng (CHN), M. Nestroev (RUS), M. Logvinenko (RUS), H. Shan (CHN), H. Zlatanov (ITA), S. Dodet (FRA) and so many more...




  •  Armed Forces : lodging, organisations of different competitions, transport (athletes, officials, VIP’s), security, food and dining facilities, organising committee
  • Croatian Olympic Committee, Zagreb Sports federations and City of Zagreb, National Sports Federations :existing sport and administrative structures, financing, technical assistance (judges, officials), organisation staff, and so on….




  • Financial contribution of the IOC
  • Solidarity flights thanks to South Africa, Cameroon, the Netherlands
  • Contribution of the Organising Committee to host some delegations




  • Main Press Center at the Zagreb fair, auxiliary Press center at Mladost, Jarun and Dom Sportova
  • 42 hours TV broadcasting (12 live)
  • 674 people accredited at the Press Center (152 international from 42 countries)
  • Preparatory national and international press conferences (held twice a week since July 1999)
  • Special Press Conference with Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the IOC




  • Due to high media coverage a great number of sponsors were interested in PR possibilities in sponsoring the Games : 44 different sponsors (most of them in kind)
  • Merchandising and by-products