update : 24 Nov 2003
The 3rd MWG will
be held in Catania
4 - 11 December 2003

The Sicilian city of Catania, Italy, will organise the Third Edition of the Military World Games. Several months ago, we were told that the Spanish delegation had decided not to organise the 2003 MWG, a decision confirming its official announcement at the Algiers General Assembly. This obviously put CISM in an awkward position. But once again, the solution has come from the Italian delegation Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence who had already organised the first edition of the Military World Games in Rome in 1995.
Football : the results of drawing lots
Pool A
D.P.R. Korea
Guinea R.
Pool B
Sailing : boat that will be used
Lenght overall 10,20m
lenght at waterline 10,20m
Maximun width 3,40m
Draught 2.00m
Displacement 3.700 Kg
Ballast 1.150 Kg
Main sail 49 SqM
Genoa 29.5 SqM
Gennaker 109 SqM
Water ballast 2X750 Ltrs
Crew 6 People
Max crew weight 500 Kg
Basketball : participating nations.
(M) Belgium, Canada, Congo R., Croatia, Cyprus, Korea R., Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, DPR Korea, Russia, Rwanda, USA, Syria.
Volleyball : participating nations.
(M) Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cyprus, Italy, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Korea R. Romania, USA, Morocco.
(F) Greece, Italy, DPR Korea, The Netherlands, USA, Canada.

We thought it would be interesting to give you a foretaste of Sicily, in the hope that this island does deliver fiery, volcanic, MWG… maybe as a tribute to the famous local volcano, the Etna, whose eruptions regularly make news headlines world
wide. Not that CISM hopes for an eruption during the Games, of course. What we do hope however is that these Games will take place in a warm atmosphere where sport, friendship and solidarity go hand in hand under the Mediterranean sun.

When it chose this city of 700,000 inhabitants on the east coast of Sicily, the Italian delegation made sure that it had all the assets nee
ded to deliver in just 15 months. Indeed, not only does Catania already have all the sport infrastructure required, it also has longstanding expertise as an orchestrator of major international sport events with the organisation of the Universiads and a of cycling world championship. It also has an international airport that connects the island with all major Italian airports and many international destinations; and it is easily accessible by train and car from Rome, 800 kilometres away. Finally, Catania has all the hotel accommodation and reception capacity required. As for the weather this time of year, temperatures are between 7° and 17°C.

The programme of these Military World Games includes 11 disciplines: Track and field (including the marathon), football (9 teams qualified), cycling (road and time trial races), judo, swimming (including diving and lifesaving), basketball (12 teamsqualified), volleyball (12 teams qualified), fencing, sailing,
boxing and modern pentathlon.

General Invitation Form Information Form per Sport
Amendment to Invitation Form Final Entry Forms per Sport
Annex B - Updated Final Entry Form Basketball Boxing Cycling
Final Entry Form (Mission & Travel) Diving Fencing Football
Final Entry Form (Authorities) Judo Lifesaving Mod Pentathlon
Commitment Form Sailing Swimming Track & Field
Accreditation (Coming soon) Volleyball