Russia, Sochi. One of the leaders of the Italian national team in Alpine skiing at the III World winter military games Christian Deville’s believes that Russian athlete Alexander Khoroshilov is the candidate to win the slalom race today.
According to the famous Italian athlete, an individual slalom will be a real battle.
“Russia has a great slalom team – admitted Christian Deville – It is very dangerous for us for the Italian team. It will be interesting to compete with Russian athletes. I know Alexander Khoroshilov very well, and we often communicate. He is one of the obvious candidates. Now he’s faster than me, but we’ll see who wins”.
Men will compete in slalom on February 25, women on February 26 in the Rosa Khutor Ski Resort.
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The 3rd CISM World Winter Games will be held in Sochi (RUS) on February 22-28, 2017.
The sports program of the 3rd CISM World Winter Games 2017 consists of 7 sports: Ski Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Orienteering. The games with 44 sets of awards up for grabs.
The opening ceremony is on the 24th of February, 2017 in the multifunctional venue “Ice cube”.
The Winter Military World Games are a multi-sports event organized for military athletes once every four years (one year prior to holding the Winter OLYMPIC Games). Since 1995 they are held in summer too.
During this time, 6 Summer and 2 World Winter Games were held – in 2010 in Aosta (Italy) and in 2013 in Annecy (France). The decision to hold the 3rd Winter Military World Games in Russia was made on May 22, 2015, in Kuwait, at the 70th General Assembly of the International Military Sports Council (CISM).
Nowadays, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is the largest sports organization after the International Olympic Committee and the International University Sports Federation. Its main aim is to unite the armed forces of different countries in the field of sport and physical education.