TAF SPORT ACTIVITIES
The web site has been prepared in order for informing the public about the sports activities of the Turkish Armed Forces on national and international levels.
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SPORTS COUNCIL (CISM)
The International Military Sports Council is an international sports association composed of armed forces of member nations. The fundemental aim of CISM is to promote sports activities and physical education between armed forces as a means to foster world peace.
CISM was founded on the 18th February 1948 in Nice (France). Following the Scond World War, the Allied Forces Sports Council was revived and the second Inter Allied Games were held in 1946 in Berlin. Most notably, allies from Western and Eastern Europe competed in harmony. Unfortunetly, because of political discord, the Allied Forces Sports Council was extingished in 1947. However, the ideal was rekindled the following year with the founding of CISM and the rise of a global vision.
Since its foundation in 1948 with five European nations, CISM has grown 133 member nations today from Europe, Africa, Asia and South, Central and North Americas. In addition to many continental and regional championship, CISM organizes over 20 World Championship annualy and the Military World Games every four years with about 6,000 participants including Olympic Medalist.
After Italy and Sweden, Turkey became the 8th member nation of CISM in 1949 and regularly and actively participated and carried on his activities in CISM up to now.