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International Military Sports Council (CISM)

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[International Military Sports Council] image by Željko Heimer 20 August 1999

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The International Military Sports Council (CISM) is a military organization comparable with the Olympic organization. Its flag consists of a white, blue bordered flag with the CISM logo in the middle. The logo consists a globe surrounded by a band bearing the name of the organization, behind it is a composition consisting of five red rings, a downward-pointing sword, a golden laurel wreath and short points. It seems that only the vertical version is used.

The flag was used in Zagreb, Croatia, in connection with the 2nd Military World Games (MWG), held from 8 to 17 August 1999. The blue bordered flag seems to be official, but as far as I have noticed, it was only used on opening and closing ceremonies, while on other places (stadiums etc. and in city) the simple white LOBs were used.
Željko Heimer, 20 August 1999

"CISM, the International Military Sports Council, is the largest authority for military sports activity in the world. Today, CISM has 131 Member nations who gather once every year for a General Assembly, which is the supreme authority of CISM, and for a Congress. The General Assembly elects a 14 members Board of Directors, which is the policy-making body headed by an elected President, the CISM President, BrigGen Gianni Gola (ITA). It convenes at least twice a year. The General Secretariat, located in Brussels, is the permanent executive and administrative body. It is managed by the Secretary General, Colonel Michel van Meurs (NED). He is elected by the General Assembly for four years. The Treasurer General is also an Officer elected by the General Assembly and who is responsible for the financial management of CISM. Four Vice-Presidents represent their continent in the Board of Directors and have an official office located in this continent. Liaison Offices are established in Europe, Africa, Asia and America to coordinate regional activities. The General Assembly and the Board of Directors are aided in their tasks by a number of consultative Commissions, established by the Board of Directors and working in a designated area of CISM activity, as well as by CISM Sport Committees who manage, develop, and supervise the technical aspects for each sport".
Source: (official website)

"Five founding nations - Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands - created CISM while meeting in Nice at a fencing event on 18 February 1948. Although they were only European countries, CISM founding nations did have a global project in mind".

For the complete list of 131 member countries please see (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 18 May 2009

2nd Military World Games (MWG)

2nd Military World Games (MWG)

image by Željko Heimer, 20 August 1999

The 2nd MWG used a white "logo on bedsheet" is consisting of two red squares and five "3D" rings. Read more about CISM and 2 MWG on their site.
Željko Heimer , 20 August 1999