2021 Mediterranean Games
The XIXth Mediterranean Games, commonly known as the 2021 Mediterranean Games (Arabic: ألعاب البحر الأبيض المتوسط 2021), will be the 19th Mediterranean Games. The Games will be held in Oran, Algeria in 2021. Oran is the second city in Algeria to host the Mediterranean Games after Algiers which hosted the 1975 Mediterranean Games.
|Host city||Oran, Algeria|
|Opening ceremony||25 June|
|Closing ceremony||5 July|
|Officially opened by||President of Algeria (expected)|
|Main venue||Olympic Stadium|
Host city selection
|2021 Mediterranean Games bidding results|
Cities from five countries submitted their bids to host the 2021 Mediterranean Games. Oran, Algeria, has been chosen to host the Games. The North African city was elected during the International Committee for the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) General Assembly, which took place on August 27th, 2015, in Pescara, Italy.
Oran took the vote by a considerable margin, winning 51 to 17 over Sfax, Tunisia, which was the other final contender to host the 2021 Games. This is the second time that an Algerian city has hosted the Mediterranean Games, the first was in 1975, in Algiers, the country’s capital. Oran is the 2nd largest city in Algeria, with a population of roughly 1.2 million.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, El Hadi Ould Ali, inaugurated on October 30 2016 at Oran, the headquarters of the organizing committee of the 19th Mediterranean Games 2021 in the presence of the Wali, Abdelghani Zaalane, the Presidents of the People's Provincial Assembly (APW), Fethallah Chaâbni, the Presidents of the People's Municipal Assembly (CPA), Nourredine Boukhatem and the President of the Algerian Olympic Committee, Mustapha Berraf. Several personalities from the world of sport took part in the inauguration as a legendary football star, Lakhdar Belloumi, and the boxer star, Mustapha Moussa, and also consuls of different Mediterranean countries.
The headquarters of the Committee is located in NLA boulevard in the old daïra completely renovated. It was Senator and Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the Mediterranean Games (COMG), Abdelhak Kazi-Tani and Secretary General of the Algerian Sports and Olympic Committee, Abdelhafid Izem, who initialed the seat allocation paper.
The Wilaya of Oran has allocated 5 billion DA for the construction of a large sports infrastructure program including an Olympic complex in Bir El Djir, the Olympic stadium, athletics stadium, multi-purpose sports halls, center hosting sports, playgrounds and green spaces, in addition to the Mediterranean village in progress. It is also planned rehabilitation of the old sports infrastructure of Oran. Everything must be ready in 2019.
Logo and mascot
Handball () Basketball () Cycling ()
- Road (4)
- Track (10)
Judo () Karate () Water polo () Tennis () Taekwondo () Handball () Football ()
The official event categories are listed below.
Archery (4) () Athletics (43) () Badminton (4) () Basketball (2) () Bocce (10) () Boxing (10) () Canoeing ()
- Slalom (4)
- Sprint (12)
- Road (4)
- Track (10)
- Dressage (2)
- Eventing (2)
- Jumping (2)
Fencing (6) () Football (2) () Golf (2) () Gymnastics ()
- Artistic (14)
- Rhythmic (2)
- Trampoline (2)
Handball (2) () Judo (14) () Karate (10) () Rowing (7) () Rugby union (1) () Sailing (4) () Shooting (13) () Table tennis (4) () Taekwondo (8) () Tennis (4) () Triathlon () Volleyball ()
- Volleyball (2)
- Beach volleyball (2)
Waterskiing (2) () Weightlifting (14) () Wrestling (20) ()
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