Wednesday, 19 October 2011

El Vendrell and Calafell co-hosts of 2017 Mediterranean Games

October 15, cava bottles popped open throughout the province of Tarragona when the Interational Committee for the Mediterranean Games made official that this Catalan town had been selected to organize the 18th edition, 2017.

The Tarragona edition is expected to result in a financial injection of € 130 million and up to 7.000 job opportunities.

Two Baix Penedès municipalities will get their share as co-hosts in some sports; el Vendrell in football and boxing and Calafell in football, table tennis and fencing.

These games in total cover 31 sports and are meant to be a peaceful athletic competition uniting youth from the countries and cultures along the Mediterranean. They are organised every four years, nowadays in the year after the latest Olympic Games. Before they reach Tarragona, they will stop in Merish (Turkey) in 2013.

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