Athletes affiliated with one of the military sports bodies receive a rank and salary equivalent to servicemen. They also receive basic military training, although the majority of their training is sport-specific and usually takes place in one of the military sports centers. 194 of the 290 athletes that represented Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics belonged to a military sports body.
|C.S. Esercito||Italian Army||1960|
|G.S. Marina Militare||Italian Navy||1952|
|C.S. Aeronautica Militare||Italian Air Force||1964|
|G.S. Fiamme Oro||Polizia di Stato||1954|
|G.S. Fiamme Gialle||Guardia di Finanza||1881|
|G.S. Forestale||State Forestry Corps||1955|
|G.S. Fiamme Azzurre||Polizia Penitenziaria||1983|
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|G.S. Fiamme Rosse||Vigili del Fuoco||2012|
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- "Gruppi sportivi militari e Corpi dello Stato" (in Italian). coni.it. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- "Le attività sportive agonistiche VV.F. riconosciute" (in Italian). vigilfuoco.it. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- (in Italian) Gruppi sportivi militari e Corpi dello Stato from site of Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)
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