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Oran: the Mediterranean Games are open !

From June 25 to July 5, the city of Oran in Algeria will host the 2022 Mediterranean Games. With 26 countries around the Mediterranean participating and 3400 athletes involved, this sporting event is considered a real opportunity for the country to show its hospitality and competitiveness.

A Mediterranean Olympiad

For the first time in several decades, Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria, is hosting a major international sporting event. The radiant city, as it is called, has inaugurated a Mediterranean village spread over 39 hectares for 4000 athletes and officials from 26 countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Northern Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

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Oran refurbished for the occasion

Athletes are competing in 24 disciplines, such as athletics, boxing, swimming or petanque. For the occasion, Oran has begun numerous constructions and renovations. The city is now home to three stadiums, including one that meets Olympic standards, and five sports halls. In addition, the infrastructure dedicated to transport, such as the railway station, has also been modernized.


In fact, the city of Oran, well known for its many cultural vestiges of the prehistoric, Islamic, Ottoman, Spanish and French periods, is now also an ideal destination for hosting major sporting events. And Algeria could be the winner of this great competition, since for the moment the country dominates the table of medals!

Published on 28 June 2022