WUHAN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- International Military Sports Council (CISM) President Herve Piccirillo said he believes that opening ceremony of Wuhan Military World Games would be amazing on Friday.
"I'm sure that the show will be crazy, amazing. This opening ceremony will be the demonstration of the perfect organization of the city of Wuhan and the military authority for these big events. I think that everybody will see it, not only in the stadium but in every country of the world because it will be broadcast by CCTV, (with) all the perfection of the organization," Piccirillo said.
The Frenchman spoke highly of the efforts made by Wuhan city. "I was very impressed the first time I came to Wuhan by the commitment and the will of all the people of Wuhan to organize this competition. It's so difficult to organize this kind of competition. You can see around you the results of these commitments. The sport venues, the athletes' village, it's wonderful. We've never seen that before in the history of CISM. All athletes say to me that they are very happy to be here, they are proud to be here to share the CISM values with the Chinese people."
Dorah Mamby Koita, the secretary general of CISM said that he thought athletes and soldiers have many in common.
"We can say that athletes and soldiers share the same values - resilience, bravery, teamwork - it's very important for athletes as well as for soldiers. I think that when we are all together, soldiers united under the CISM values, we share values that, beyond values, are spirits of peace and of sharing. Above all, the competition, that is the spirit that we want to bring, to carry on everywhere in the world," he said.
The 7th Military World Games was opened on Friday evening at the Wuhan Sports Center.