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Release No: 025-10
March 26, 2010

DOD to Host International Military Sports Council Ceremony

The Department of Defense will host the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Board of Directors meeting March 29.   The opening ceremony and press conference will begin at 10 a.m. EDT in the Tuskegee Ball Room at the Bolling Air Force Base club. 


With more than 130 countries participating in competitive sports events, CISM is the largest military organization in the world.  Its goal is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports.   Board directors from 17 countries will attend the ceremony.


The opening ceremony will include remarks by Maj. Gen. Gianni Gola, Italy CISM president.  Maj. Gen. Darren McDew, U.S. CISM chief of delegation, will also provide remarks.  A press conference will immediately follow the ceremony.


Media should arrive at the Bolling Air Force Base South Gate no later than 9:30 a.m. with proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please e-mail april.cunningham@osd.mil no later than March 26 if you plan to attend.  Information about CISM can be found at http://www.armedforcessports.com .

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