World Military Track and Field Championships

The World Military Track & Field Championships are the world championships of athletics organized by the International Military Sports Council (CISM). Initially an annual competition, the championships has been held on an irregular schedule since 1971. The 2011 Championships was the 44th edition.[1]

The 37th (1995), 38th (1999), 41st (2003), 42nd (2007) and 44th (2011) editions coincided with the first five editions of the Summer Military World Games.

Editions

Edition Venue Country Date Notes
1st Berlin Allied-occupied Germany 7-8 September 1946 [2][3][4]
2nd Berlin Allied-occupied Germany September 1947 [3][5]
3rd Belgium 1948 [6][7]
4th 1949
5th 1950
6th Italy 1951 [8]
7th 1952
8th Brussels Belgium July 1953 [6][7]
9th Canada 1954 [9]
10th Athens Greece 1955 [9]
11th West Berlin West Berlin 3-5 August 1956 [2][3][9][10]
12th Athens Greece 1957 [9][10]
13th Belgium 1958 [6]
14th Italy 1959 [8]
15th 1960
16th Brussels Belgium 1961
17th 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 1962
18th Belgium 1963 [6]
19th La Coruña Spain 1964
20th Thessaloniki Greece August 1965 [11]
21st La Coruña Spain 1966
22nd Athens Greece 1968
23rd Poitiers France 1969
24th Viareggio Italy 1970
25th Turku Finland 1971
26th Florence Italy 1973
27th Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1976 [12]
28th Mikkeli Finland 1978
29th Algiers Algeria 1979
30th São Paulo Brazil 1980
31st Alexandria Egypt 1984
32nd Rome Italy 1986
33rd Warendorf Germany 1987
34th Rome Italy 1989
35th Kajaani Finland 1990
36th Tours France 1993
37th Rome Italy 1995 [13]
38th Zagreb Croatia 1999 [13]
39th Beirut Lebanon 1–4 July 2001
40th Tivoli Italy 4–7 September 2002
41st Catania Italy 4–11 December 2003 [13]
42nd Hyderabad India 14–21 October 2007 [13]
43rd Sofia Bulgaria 6–13 June 2009
44th Rio de Janeiro Brazil 15–24 July 2011 [13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "44th World Military Track & Field Championships". cism-milsport.org. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b CISM Sports Regulation - Track and Field, Cross Country, Marathon - SHORT HISTORY, CISM, May 2009, p. 6, retrieved April 15, 2014 
  3. ^ a b c United States of America (USA) - CISM Member since: 1951, CISM, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  4. ^ Dixon, Ian, Berlin Medallion 1946, British Army of the Rhine, retrieved April 15, 2014 
  5. ^ FRENCH TEAM WINS IN ARMY 'OLYMPICS'; United States Squad Is Next in Berlin Events as Ten Meet Records Fall, The New York Times, September 14, 1947, retrieved April 15, 2014 
  6. ^ a b c d Belgium (BEL) - CISM Member since: 1948, CISM, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  7. ^ a b Vanmeerbeek, Roger; Delheye, Pascal (December 20, 2013), Military Sport in the Belgian Congo: From Physical Training and Leisure to Belgian-Congolese Records in Track and Field, 1945–1960, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 30:16, p. 1929–1946, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  8. ^ a b Italy (ITA) - CISM Member since: 1949, CISM, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  9. ^ a b c d Abdul Khaliq (athlete), WorldHeritage, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  10. ^ a b Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame - Joshua Culbreath - Class of 2008 - Track and Field, United States Marine Corps, retrieved April 15, 2014 
  11. ^ Après la défaite américaine à Kiev (in French), Feuille d'avis du Valais, August 3, 1965, p. 3, retrieved April 14, 2014 
  12. ^ L ATHLETISME DANS LES FORCES ARMEES DE COTE D IVOIRE. Confejes. Retrieved on 2013-01-13.
  13. ^ a b c d e Inside the Military World Games

External links

  • Page of the Track & Field Championships from official site of CISM
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