2018 Mediterranean Games

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XVIII Mediterranean Games
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Host city Tarragona, Spain
Nations participating 25
Opening ceremony 22 June
Closing ceremony 1 July
Main venue Nou Estadi
Website Official Website
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The XVIIIth Mediterranean Games, commonly known as the 2018 Mediterranean Games will be the 18th Mediterranean Games. The Games will be held in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain over 10 days from 22 June to 1 July 2018.

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) on 15 October 2011.[1] The final candidates were Alexandria and Tarragona, where Tarragona won by 34-36 during the voting.[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.

Change of year[edit]

On 9 November 2016, it was announced by the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) that Tarragona was postponing its hosting of the Mediterranean Games from 2017 to 2018 due to funding problems caused by the Spanish political and economical instability.[5]


Kosovo and Portugal will compete for the first time in the Mediterranean Games. Portugal will compete as invited country, not as the member of ICMG.[6]


Triathlon was the only new sport added to the Mediterranean Games program. Equestrian and Golf came back after being absent in Mersin. Disabled events where hosted in swimming and athletics. Basketball tournament would be held in the 3x3 format. Boxing and football are going to held only men's events, while Rhythmic Gymnastics would be women's only.


Territory Broadcaster Ref
 Albania RTSH
 Algeria EN TV
 Andorra and  Spain TV3 [7][8]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia HRT
 Cyprus CyBC
 Greece ERT
 Italy RAI
 Macedonia MRT
 Montenegro RTCG
 Morocco SNRT
 San Marino RAI
 Serbia RTS
 Slovenia RTV Slovenija
 Tunisia ERTT
 Turkey TRT

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