1959 Mediterranean Games

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III Mediterranean Games
Beirut 1959
Nations participating 11
Athletes participating 792
Events 106 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony 11 October
Closing ceremony 23 October
Officially opened by Fuad Chehab

After visiting Africa and Europe, the Mediterranean Games were for the first time held in Asia in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, thus completing the trio of continents belonging to the Mediterranean Sea. Around a thousand athletes (all men) represented thirteen countries.

The Games, held from October 11 to 23, were a success, arguably thanks to the President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee, who was also the president of the Mediterranean Games Committee.

At the end of the competition, France was on top again. The United Arab Republic (UAR), participating for the first time, came in second, and Turkey came third.

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Participating Nations[edit]

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 1959 Mediterranean Games:

Medal Table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 26 27 16 69
2  United Arab Republic 23 21 30 74
3  Turkey 13 8 1 22
4  Italy 12 5 4 21
5  Yugoslavia 11 9 8 28
6  Greece 8 9 13 30
7  Spain 5 12 12 29
8  Lebanon 3 10 17 30
9  Tunisia 3 2 1 6
10  Morocco 2 3 2 7
Total 106 106 104 316

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