109 countries register for 2019 Military World Games

A total of 5,950 athletes from 109 countries have registered to compete in the coming 2019 Military World Games to be held in Wuhan between October 16 and 29, local media said on September 24.

All the personnel are supposed to reach 8,158, including 5,950 athletes, 350 umpires, 593 leaders, 950 coaches, 247 doctors and 68 accompanying staff, according to an official Xie Xiaoping.

Preparatory work for competitions is proceeding smoothly. Up to now, 2,294 technical officials have registered for the Games, of which 1,287 are from the General Administration of Sport of China, all-level provinces and cities as well as the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

The Military World Games, organized by the International Military Sports Council, are held every four years, reaching the seventh edition this year, and represent the military equivalent of the Summer Olympic Games.(hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)