2017 Mediterranean Games

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XVIII Mediterranean Games
Nations participating 24
Opening ceremony 30 June
Closing ceremony 9 July
Main venue Nou Estadi

The XVIIIth Mediterranean Games, commonly known as the 2017 Mediterranean Games will be the 18th Mediterranean Games. The Games will be held in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain over 10 days from 30 June to 9 July, 2017.

Candidate cities[edit]

The host city was announced during the ICMG General Assembly scheduled which took place in Mersin, Turkey (host of the 2013 Mediterranean Games) in 15 October 2011.[1] The final candidates were Alexandria and Tarragona, winning Tarragona by 34-36. [2]

Alexandria hosted the first Mediterranean Games and planned to build a new Olympic Village for the 2017 Mediterranean Games in Burg al-Arab.

Under the motto "History making history", Tarragona planned to take the Games to Spain for the third time after the 1955 Mediterranean Games in Barcelona and the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería.


The official event categories are listed below.


Competition Venues[edit]


  1. ^ "Tarragona aparca los Juegos Mediterráneos hasta 2017" (in Spanish). mundodeportivo.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tarragona és escollida per organitzar els Jocs del Mediterrani de l'any 2017" (in Catalan). 324.cat. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alexandria launches promotional campaign for 2017 Mediterranean Games bid". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Web oficial de la candidatura de Tarragona als XVIII Jocs Mediterranis". Tarragona 2017. Retrieved 21 Jun 2013. 

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