1959 Mediterranean Games
The III Mediterranean Games – Beirut 1959 (Arabic: ألعاب البحر الأبيض المتوسط 1959), commonly known as the 1959 Mediterranean Games, were the 3rd Mediterranean Games. After visiting Africa and Europe, the Mediterranean Games were for the first time held in Asia in Beirut, Lebanon, thus completing the trio of continents belonging to the Mediterranean Sea.
|Host city||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Events||106 in 17 sports|
|Opening ceremony||11 October|
|Closing ceremony||23 October|
|Officially opened by||Fuad Chehab|
|Main venue||Camille Chamoun Stadium|
The Games took place over 12 days, from 11 to 23 October 1959. There were 792 athletes (all men) from 11 countries participating. There were a total of 106 medal events from 17 different sports. 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.
The following is a list of nations that participated in the 1959 Mediterranean Games:
Host nation (Lebanon)
|Totals (10 nations)||106||106||104||316|