World Championship 2004 - Santiago
at the moment there are no
technical information (number of shooting lanes, obstacle
track, details for cross country, etc) available, though
we have asked several times. Unfortunately no reaction.
It is to be expected that
the number of participating countries could reach approx. 30
Notice is hereby given that Chile has already implemented a
webpage for the Word Championship.
It is reminded that participating countries should register,
additionally to the final entries, at the webpage also.
Athlete's Speaker - Military Pentathlon
At the forthcoming World
Championships to be held in Chile a new election for the
Military Pentathlon Athlete's Speakers will take place.
Military Pentathlon Regulations Part A, par. 22:
responsibility of the athletesí speakers (for male and female
competitors one representative each) is to represent the
competitors and to put forward suggestions and precise
proposals on behalf of them. This may be done through the
President TC MilP whenever deemed necessary and at the
occasion of the annual TC restricted meeting at the World
Championship, where a part of the meeting will be reserved for
the athletesí speakers. They also may participate at the TC
enlarged meeting. The purpose is to better include the
competitors in the further development of Military Pentathlon.
Generally each athlete is eligible. An official nomination by
the respective CISM delegation is not required. The term of
office is 2 years and may be renewed, subject to the result of
the biannual elections by secret ballot at the World
Championship. In case a speaker has to terminate the term of
office the post will be left vacant until the next regular
(DEN) will not be candidate for this years election. Until now
no nominees are known to the TC. Athletes who are interested
in being candidate, should inform the Pres TC ([email protected])
(LAT) will also not candidate for the election.
Up to now only
Renate van der Hoek (NED) has
announced her candidature. Other interested females should
bring forward their candidature prior to the World
Calendar Planning 2005 (281004)
The TC Military Pentathlon
is at the moment establishing the competition calendar for the
The following competitions
are planned. Further details will be announced as soon as
Rena, NORWAY - Nordic
Lecce, ITALY - European
Championship (women), t.b.c.
Wr. Neustadt, AUSTRIA
The Turkish Delegation to
CISM has withdrawn their candidature for the World
Austria is evaluating
the possibility to shift its planned World Championships from
2006 to 2005.
In case Austria is not able
to host the World Championships, this would mean that only for
the third time since 1950 no World Championships would be
organised. Until now primarily due to political crises the
Championships were cancelled. For the last time during the
Falkland-war in 1982 no Championship took place.
In case that no World
Championship is organised, some countries primarily outside
Europe will face a very difficult situation, since these
countries usually compete internationally only during the
World Championships. There is an enormous danger, that some
countries could leave the "pentathlon family" for good.
But also for the European
Countries the sense of Military Pentathlon, supported by their
Armies, might be questioned, in case there are no major
Championships organised (in 2005 no European Championships are
planned up to now)
The TC Military Pentathlon
was successful in finding candidates for the World
TC Military Pentathlon:
The president of the TC,
Brig Gen Pucher (Austria) has left his post in Croatia after 2
years and has returnend to Austria.
For the time being he can be
contacted under the following address:
BrigGen Pucher Johann
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt
Tel.: +43 650 60 64 600 (mobile)
E-mail: [email protected]