170 players represent Egypt in Mediterranean Games



Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 05:07 GMT


Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 05:07 GMT

Tarragona, XVIII Mediterranean Games - Logo

Tarragona, XVIII Mediterranean Games - Logo

CAIRO – 21 June 2018: The Mediterranean Games, which will be hosted by the Spanish city, Tarragona, will kick off on Friday and will run until July 1.

Egypt participates in the 18th edition of the Mediterranean Games with 170 players (men & women), as stated by the Egyptian Olympic committee.


Hesham Nasr, president of Egyptian Handball Association and board member of the Egyptian Olympic committee, heads the Egyptian delegation which includes Yahya Daebes, board member of the Egyptian Hockey Federation and Mohamed Mahgoub, president of the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation, as Deputy Head of the delegation.

Egypt's Alexandria contested to host the competition but the Spanish city, Tarragona, got 36 votes, only two votes more than Alexandria which amassed 34 votes.


It is expected that Egypt will compete in 21 of the 33 sports in this edition of the competition; volleyball, beach volleyball/men, handball (men&women), bow and arrow, sail, canoe kayak, kayaking, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting, karate, swimming, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, archery, badminton, table tennis, equestrian, wrestling, and triathlon.


Mohamed Ihab, 2017's Best Arab weightlifter, will raise the Egyptian flag in the opening ceremony.



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