1979 Mediterranean Games

The VIII Mediterranean Games – Split 1979, commonly known as the 1979 Mediterranean Games, 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.

VIII Mediterranean Games
Split 1979
Host citySplit, Yugoslavia
Nations participating14
Athletes participating2,048
Events192 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony15 September
Closing ceremony29 September
Officially opened byJosip Broz Tito
Main venueGradski stadion u Poljudu
<  Algiers 1975 Casablanca 1983  >

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

Participating nations

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


Medal table

  *   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 nations)195195205595


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