Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 14:51
The International Committee of the Mediterranean Games, the Organizing Committee “Oran 2021” and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have agreed on the new dates for the organization of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games.
The Mediterranean Games “Oran 2022” will be held from June 25 to July 5, 2022.
The decision was taken after consultation and evaluation of the new international circumstances, which have arisen in the framework of the decision to postpone the Games to 2021, due to the unprecedented situation of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the postponement of several international sports events, of which the top one is the Tokyo 20 Olympic Games.
The decision was based on the following principles:
1. to protect the health of the Athletes and everyone involved in the Mediterranean Games,
2. to ensure the best possible preparation of the Athletes, the participation of the top Athletes of the Mediterranean basin and the highest interest of the Games, in a period when no other major international sports event are planned,
3. the global international sports calendar,
4. the strong will of the city of Oran and of Algeria to deliver to the Mediterranean sports family excellent Mediterranean Games.
The Organizing Committee “Oran 2021” have decided that the 25th of June 2022 will be dedicated to the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games and that the closing ceremony of the Games, on 05 July 2022, day that coincides with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Independence of Algeria, will be the best opportunity to organize a brilliant event, with symbolism for the entire Mediterranean basin.