1979 Mediterranean Games

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VIII Mediterranean Games
Split 1979
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Host citySplit, Yugoslavia
Events192 in 26 sports
Opening15 September 1979
Closing29 September 1979
Opened byJosip Broz Tito
Main venueGradski stadion u Poljudu

The 1979 Mediterranean Games, officially known as the VIII Mediterranean Games, and commonly known as Split 1979, were the 8th Mediterranean Games. The Games were held in Split, Yugoslavia, from 15 to 29 September 1979, where 2,408 athletes (2,009 men and 399 women) from 14 countries participated. There were a total of 192 medal events from 26 different sports.

The games' mascot was a Mediterranean monk seal named Adrijana.


The sports program featured 192 events. The number in parentheses next to the sport is the number of medal events per sport.

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Yugoslavia)

1 Yugoslavia*563833127
2 France554034129
3 Italy496347159
4 Spain16203268
5 Greece7101330
6 Turkey551424
7 Egypt391022
8 Algeria151016
9 Tunisia12912
10 Lebanon1102
11 Syria1001
12 Morocco0235
Totals (12 entries)195195205595

Participating nations[edit]

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 1979 Mediterranean Games:


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