Founded on the 18th of February 1948, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is one of the largest multidisciplinary organisations in the world. We organise various sporting events for the armed forces of our 133 member countries. Soldiers, who may previously have met on the battle field, now meet in friendship on the sports playing field. This is in accordance with the philosophy and the ideals which were set in CISM’s mission statement in 1998, signed by all the member countries.
Our ultimate goal is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports. The motto under which we operate is « Friendship through Sport
The CISM Sport Committees (CSC) are responsible for the management, development and technical aspects of each sport admitted as CISM world level sport.
The CISM Sport Committee is composed of a President, a Secretary, and several members, preferably at least one from each continent. Among his main responsibilities, the President of CISM Sport Committee, with the support of its members, manages and develops a CISM sport for military athletes, both male and female, is the ultimate CISM technical authority and oversees the technical conduct of a world military championship in a specific sport. He maintains the currency of the regulations of the sport and promotes his sport world wide. He supervises the drawing up of the world, continental and regional calendars of his sport five (5) years in advance, avoiding conflicts of dates between CISM and civilian competitions. He maintains liaison with the International Federation governing his sport.