Name: 16th Mediterranean Games
Date of Issue: 03 June 2009
The Mediterranean Games held every four years in their history back to the year 1951. The games began as an initiative by Tahar Pacha, President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee wants to make these competitions a symbol of peace in a period marked by various conflicts and tensions in the Mediterranean basin.
And the city of Alexandria, which housed the first edition of these games, thereafter Barcelona in 1955, Beirut in 1959, Naples in 1963 and Tunis in 1967, Izmir in 1971, Algiers in 1975, Split in 1979, Casablanca in 1983, Lattakia in 1987, Athens in 1991, Agde in 1993, Bari in 1997 and Tunis in 2001 and 2005 in Almeria.
In this year 2009, the flame will rise Mediterranean in Pescara (Italy) to host the prestigious sports Abruzzo 16th edition of the Mediterranean Games scheduled from 26 June to 5 July. Throughout this great sporting event will compete with teams and athletes from 23 countries bordering the Mediterranean.
The disciplines included in the games of Pescara in 2009 there were 25, namely athletics, swimming, football, handball, basketball, volleyball, boxing, judo, wrestling, fencing, weightlifting, cycling, gymnastics, karate, tennis, table tennis, shooting, beach volleyball, water polo, golf, sailing, equestrian, kayaking, rowing and wheelchair.
Algeria will take part in this edition with 17 subjects divided into three categories of performance, it will aim to collect as much medals as well as the acquisition of experience in preparation for the London Olympics to be held in 2012.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009