The 52nd World Championship in Military Aeronautical Pentathlon will take place in Uppsala, Sweden between August 16 and 22 2009.
The Military Aeronautical Pentathlon consists of five disciplines – shooting, obstacle swimming, fencing, ball contest and escape – obstacle run and orienteering. In addition to the pentathlon competition there is a flying contest where the competitor acts as navigator.
Military sport is conducted within the framework of CISM – The International Military Sports Council. The main objective of CISM is to develop friendly relations between the armed forces of member countries through sports. The motto of CISM is “Friendship through Sport”.
The Swedish Armed Forces participate in military sports to promote friendly relations with armed forces of other countries, contribute to peace keeping efforts and by good conduct and performing well in sports, present a positive image of Sweden and the Swedish Armed Forces.
The participants of this year’s championship come from eight countries – Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Brazil. The competition is conducted in teams of four and one reserve. All four team competitors take part in all of the sports events.