Sochi in 2017 will once again take the contest world — winter world military games, which in its scope can be compared with the Olympics. The start of the games — February 23 – defender of the Fatherland Day. Military athletes from 60 countries will compete for 44 sets of medals in seven sports. The total number of participants will exceed 4 thousand people.
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Sergei Shoigu on Monday held a meeting of the organizing Committee of the third military World winter games, where he approved a plan for the preparation and conduct of the competition. In order for the army Olympics was held at a high organizational level, taking into account all the nuances, even the passage on cities of the relay of military sports of fire. As the chief of CSKA Mikhail Baryshev, a coordinating Committee of the International military sports Council (CISM) has already visited Russia and praised the readiness of Sochi for the competition. In December there will be another visit of an international Commission under the leadership of the Secretary-General of CISM Mamby Koit, which should confirm officially the readiness of sports facilities to host the games.
According to the chief of CSKA for the first time in the history of war games developed your own signature style of competition that combines the symbols of both Russia and our Armed forces. According to him, the baton of military sports of fire will take place at iconic places in Russia.
The opening ceremony itself will take place on February 23 and will be devoted to the Fatherland defender’s Day. Now on the basis of CSKA there is a center for the preparation and staging of the games. “The national team of Russia on 20% of participants are conscripts sports mouth”, — said the head of CSKA.
Third world military winter games will be held in Sochi from 22 to 28 February. The sports program includes 7 sports. This is biathlon, ski racing, downhill skiing, orienteering skiing, mountaineering, sport climbing and indoor short-track.