"The important thing is to participate”. No need to be a great athlete if you want to be part of a sports event by encouraging its participants!
This year, Tarragona has been elected to hold the Mediterranean Games: a multi-sport event organised every four years that welcomes athletes from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Get ready to attend this sporting event that will take place from June 22nd to July 1st, 2018!
The first thing you need to do is to book your Renfe-SNCF en Coopération tickets so that you can enjoy a few relaxing days as soon as you get on board the train.
The XVIII Mediterranean Games
The Mediterranean Tarragona 2018 Games will count on the participation of athletes from 26 National Olympic Committees from three continents bordering the Mediterranean: Africa (5), Asia (2), and Europe (19).
These games are characterized by their attachment to the territory, but equally by the compromise of contributing to the region’s development. In fact, this great sporting event promotes the social, economic, and cultural development of the territory that welcomes such. The 2018 Mediterranean Games will highlight innovative projects in the region for such an occasion.
The Mediterranean Ring of Camplar, in the heart of the Games, will be renovated for the occasion with the construction of three new facilities, in addition to the existing sports facilities in the area. A 50-meter outdoor pool built upon the existing 25-meter pool will host several water sports. All cities that welcome athletes and spectators have everything planned in order for everyone to feel as welcome as possible during this event - all while seeking to preserve the environment.
Some remains of the city of Tarragona
Sports above all, but so much more...
The competition will start on June 22nd. During 10 days, the spectators will be capable of attending the competitions of 33 sporting disciplines as well as to follow the best sportsmen of the Mediterranean within the 16 places of competition throughout the region, an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the most beautiful places of Catalonia... Travel towards for Altafulla, Calafell, Cambrils, Castelldefels, El Morell... and lose yourself within the alleys of these charming little villages between two competitions.
Everyone will find something that interests them, with the 33 disciplines that are diverse and varied, enough to satisfy all preferences: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, horseback riding, fencing, football, golf, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, judo, wrestling, karate, water skiing, swimming, lawn-bowling, boccia balls and Lyon balls (yes, the latter three are sports!), taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, olympic shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing, indoor and beach volleyball as well as water polo.
Some pictures of the city of Tarragona
Important dates to remember
The games’ opening ceremony will take place on June 22nd 2018 at Nou Estadi in Tarragona.
33 sports, 4,000 athletes of 25 different nationalities, 1,000 international judges, 1,000 journalists, 3,500 volunteers and more than 150,000 spectators will take part in this incredible event.
Between these two latter ceremonies, sports! You will find the details of the program on http://www.tarragona2018.cat/content/uploads/2018/03/Calendari_FRA_2018V5.pdf.
When it’s time to leave, after so much sporting, nothing better than to sit comfortably in a Renfe-SNCF en Coopération seat and to be guided directly home. The only thing you have to think about is your next destination...