In early February 2015, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) officially applied to have the 7th Military World Games (2019) held in Wuhan. The application was formally submitted to the CISM.

The Military World Games is a multi-sport event for military sportspeople organized by CISM. It is held every four years and lasts for about 7 to 10 days. Every time this competition is held, around 8,000 athletes from over 100 countries participate. Known as the "military Olympics," it is an important platform for military personnel from around the world to display their strengths, promote friendship, and expand their country's influence.