Internal Information: (010604)
In the future all relevant news (like
changes of calendar, contact possibilities, request for
invitations, etc.) can be found at the official website only.
The Military Pentathlon Teams are strongly requested to show
a more proactive attitude.
It is impossible for the TC to “run after”
each and every team to inform them on new developments.
Revised Competition Calendar: (010604)
f) Nordic Championship
f) European Championship
1 – 7
and mixed teams only;
male teams only will not be accepted)
11 – 21 November
(m, f) World Championship
In 2004 the next election of the Military Pentathlon athletes'
speakers will take place on the occasion of the 52nd
World Championship to be held in Santiago/Chile. On the same
occasion the election for the Military Pentathlon
representative to the CISM Athletes’ Council will be
Countries are requested to bring forward their proposals not
later than 15 Oct 2004.
FORMETAL – a new CISM partner (010604)
FORMETAL, an Italian company, has entered as a partner
recently, following TECHNOGYM. FORMETAL is producing badges,
stickers, cups, awards, certificates, medals, clothing, bags
etc. specifically for CISM delegations. For possible contacts
and orders see:
In 2004 Latvia and the United Arab Emirates (February) have
already hosted clinics.
The Netherlands delegation, especially the TC member Capt Rob
Jansen, has supported both activities.
Report on the Clinic in the UAE by Rob Jansen:
On February 27 Eric Hoek and I arrived back in Holland after a
two weeks training course in Abu Dhabi.
The clinic was successful, however the level from the
participants was not as high as we expected. All participants
were trainers in different kinds of sport (e.g. football). But
we think there is awareness in Military pentathlon and they
learned a lot and were very enthusiastic. There were 23
participants from the UAE and 2 participants from Qatar. The
duration was 5 days course, 2 days free and another 5 days
We treated 4 disciplines theoretically and practically (no
cross-country). Beside we treated training general and how to
The head of the training directorate, our contact and all
other authorised personnel did their best to make the course
successful and tried to help us so much as possible.
The situation is as follows:
There is a good shooting range with all facilities for 300
The international obstacle course is not standardised but
they can change that.
There are enough 50 meter swimming pools but no obstacles.
There are only 20 grenades which we gave to them.
In the policy plan, which we have established for them, we
to buy as soon as possible 500 grenades
to buy obstacles for swimming
to build a new obstacle course or renew the old one (we will
We are really thinking that they want to participate in the
future but there is still a long way to go. We promised to
help them further on this way. They will start to organise a
small competition with 4 disciplines this year. Next year when
they have all facilities we will come back to help them to
built on the team further.
I have asked Osman Fesci to invite two observers from the UAE
for the European Championship this year in July. This is very
important for the further development. I will give them
company and explanation.
I already know which two people will come and that are serious
Finally, Eric and I had a great time and got new friends. We
have seen very much and learned something about their culture.
The people were very helpful and kindly.
Only time will learn if they will build up a team or not.
short report from the training course in Riga, Latvia (15 – 23
April) by Rob Jansen
In contrast with the training course in Abu Dhabi, we had
experienced athletes in the course. That is very nice and
grateful because of the response from all athletes.
The trainers were Eric Hoek and Jeroen Kuiper (both trainers
Military Pentathlon and sport instructor in the Dutch army)
The participants were:
Estonia: 8 athletes 1
trainer 1 team captain
athletes 1 team
Latvia: 16 athletes 1
trainer 1 team captain
trainer 1 team captain
The Latvian delegation, especially Liene Rozenberga, did their
best to make the course successful.
The trainers had a very good feeling about the whole course
and were very enthusiastic.
MILITARY WORLD GAMES 2007 in INDIA (010604)
INDIA has been entrusted to organise the 4th
edition of the Military World Games in Hyderabad from 14th
till 21st October 2007.
It has been confirmed that Military Pentathlon will be part of
the MWG program. It is planned to organise a major competition
in Hyderabad in 2006. Organisers of next year’s major
championships are requested to offer India the possibility to
observe and participate, if so requested.
India will certainly appreciate assistance regarding the
building up of their team and organisational expertise.
Point of Contact:
Wing Commander M BALADITYA
Armed Forces Headquarter
G. Block, Room 97
110011 NEW DELHI
Phone: 0091 11 230 111 18
Fax: 0091 11 23793769
e-mail: [email protected]
Training Course in Munich, Germany
An international training course will take place in Munich in
the beginning of September.
European Cup 2004 (010604)
The following competitions will be counted (the best 3 out of
European Championship ANKARA
Date: 11. – 20. July
The invitation has already been sent out respectively can be
National Championship in Switzerland
On May 22nd and 23rd the Swiss National
Championships took place in Bremgarten. A total of 13
competitors from Switzerland and also from Germany were
Winner in the overall classification was Andrej Sonnenberg, a
new athlete from Germany, with a total of 5185,2 pts.
Runner-up was Adrian Zehnder followed by Max Braunschweiger
The competition was carried out by only a lean organisation
and proved to be a big success. This type of competition seems
to be a role model for the future. No unnecessary
organisational burden allowed a quick and also cheap
competition, which was very much welcomed by the athletes. A
similar competition of the same type is carried out regularly
by Norway, the Mayflower-Cup, amongst the Nordic Countries.