2018 Mediterranean Games

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XVIII Mediterranean Games
Tarragona 2018
2018 MG (logo).png
Host city Tarragona
Nations participating 26
Athletes participating 4,541
Events 244 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony 22 June
Closing ceremony 1 July
Officially opened by King Felipe VI of Spain
Main venue Nou Estadi
Website Official website
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The XVIIIth Mediterranean Games, commonly known as the 2018 Mediterranean Games, were an international multi-sport event held from June 22 to July 1, 2018 in Tarragona, Spain.

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 the vote 36-34.[2]

Alexandria hosted the first Mediterranean Games and planned to build a new Olympic Village for the 2017 Mediterranean Games in the iconic South Mediterranean city.

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.

2018 Mediterranean Games bidding results
City NOC Round 1
Tarragona  Spain 36
Alexandria  Egypt 34

Change of year and other crisis[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]

Some doubts were expressed in 2017 about the holding of the games due to the 2017 Spanish constitutional crisis after the Catalan government unilaterally declared independence on 27 October 2017.[6][7][8]

Mascot[edit]

Tarracus

Tarracus, a humanoid character wearing a Roman helmet, was unveiled as the mascot for 2018 Mediterranean Games on May 2016.[9] The pattern on the helmet plume is based on the flag of Tarragona.

Nations[edit]

Sports[edit]

Triathlon was the only new sport added to the Mediterranean Games program. Equestrian and Golf came back after being absent in Mersin. Disabled events will be held in swimming and athletics. Basketball tournament would be held in the 3x3 format. Boxing and football are going to hold only men's events, while Rhythmic Gymnastics would be women's only. The number in paratheses next to the sport is the number of medal events per sport.

Calendar[edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
June / July
Sport 22nd
Fri
23rd
Sat
24th
Sun
25th
Mon
26th
Tue
27th
Wed
28th
Thu
29th
Fri
30th
Sat
1st
Sun
Ceremonies
Archery 4
Artistic gymnastics 2 2 10
Athletics 5 7 11 12
Badminton 2 2
Basketball 2
Beach volleyball 2
Bowls 4 5
Boxing 9
Canoeing 5
Cycling 2 2
Equestrian 1 1
Fencing 2 2
Football 1
Golf 4
Handball 1 1
Judo 5 5 4
Karate  7 3
Rhythmic gymnastics 1
Rowing 6
Sailing 4
Shooting 2 4
Swimming 13 13 14
Table tennis 2 2
Taekwondo 3 3 2
Tennis 2 2
Triathlon 2
Volleyball 2
Water polo 1 1
Water skiing 2
Weightlifting 4 6 4 6 4
Wrestling 5 4 5
Total 0 28 41 29 22 22 21 31 46 4
Cumulative Total 0 28 69 98 120 142 163 194 240 244
June / July
Sport 22nd
Fri
23rd
Sat
24th
Sun
25th
Mon
26th
Tue
27th
Wed
28th
Thu
29th
Fri
30th
Sat
1st
Sun

Medal table[edit]

  Host country
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy565545156
2 Spain*384044122
3 Turkey31253995
4 France28314099
5 Egypt18111645
6 Greece12142147
7 Serbia1211932
8 Morocco107724
9 Croatia95317
10 Tunisia6131332
11 Slovenia492336
12 Cyprus4228
13 Portugal381324
14 Kosovo3104
15 Algeria24713
16 Syria2237
17 Macedonia2136
18 San Marino2002
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina1135
20 Albania1102
21 Montenegro0224
22 Monaco0202
23 Lebanon0101
24 Malta0011
25 Andorra0000
 Libya0000
Totals (26 nations)244246294784

Source: Medal Standings

Broadcasting[edit]

Territory Broadcaster Ref
 Albania RTSH
 Algeria EPTV
 Andorra and  Spain TV3 [10][11]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia HRT
 Cyprus CyBC
 France
 Greece ERT
 Italy RAI
 Macedonia MRT
 MENA
 Montenegro RTCG
 Morocco SNRT
 Portugal
 San Marino RAI
 Serbia RTS
 Slovenia RTV Slovenija
 Tunisia ERTT
 Turkey TRT

See also[edit]

References[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. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 21 Jun 2013.
  5. ^ "Tarragona postpone Mediterranean Games until 2018 due to Spanish political problems". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Un Parlament semivacío consuma en voto secreto la rebelión contra el Estado". El Mundo (in Spanish). 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Los letrados del Parlament advierten de que la votación de la DUI es ilegal". 20 minutos (in Spanish). 27 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  8. ^ "PPC, PSC y Ciudadanos abandonarán el Parlament si se vota la resolución de Junts pel Sí y la CUP". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 27 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  9. ^ "TARRACUS". tarragona2018.cat. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  10. ^ "The CCMA and the Tarragona 2017 Foundation sign a collaboration agreement to broadcast the Mediterranean Games". tarragona2017.cat. 18 July 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-10-09. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Tarragona 2017 Foundation and RTVE sign an agreement to broadcast the MG". cijm.org.gr. Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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