The great celebration of the Mediterranean sport was successfully completed in Patras

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August 31, 2019
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The 2nd Mediterranean Beach Games ended with a spectacular Closing Ceremony in Patras, Greece, on 31 August 2019, after seven days of action. The event exceeded everyone’s expectations, upgrading more this new format of the Games, with great competitions and large crowds in all the venues.

The Closing Ceremony marked the end of Patras journey and the beginning of a new journey in another part of the Mediterranean. As a follow up to the Opening Ceremony the athletes paraded together sending the message of unity and friendship among Mediterranean people.

The Closing Ceremony was a celebration of all nations, a farewell party for the delegations, an event expressing gratitude to all athletes and volunteers for their presence in the Games. Dance and music gave the signal of the end of a wonderful Mediterranean celebration.

A celebration that took place in three competition venues, with 11 sports and more than 700 athletes from all the 26 Mediterranean countries who are members of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games.

The ICMG President Amar Addadi said: «Even best things come to an end! We are now at the end of this wonderful adventure of the 2nd Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras. We have an enjoyable stay. The 2nd Mediterranean Beach Games succeeded and we have written, together, another beautiful page in the history of the Mediterranean Games. Our congratulations and deep recognition to all those who have contributed to deliver these Games. We are convinced that the flame and the spirit of the Mediterranean Games that we had in Patras will keep on shining all around the Mediterranean Basin with a real message of hope and peace. Have a safe trip back home and good luck to all of you».

The President of the Organizing Comitteee Nikos Papadimatos stated:  “These Games were modern, exceptional, fascinating, with great records, amazing efforts, full of feelings and emotions and unforgettable moments that touched our hearts and we will always remember them with nostalgia. We are very sad that the Games are over but at the same time we are happy beacause Patras hosted the Games. Patras won the bet. Greece is back on the international scene of big sports organizations and looks far ahead with a clear and optimistic look”.

Following the speeches the President of the Patras Organizing Committee Mr. Nikos Papadimatos handed the flag of the Mediterranean Beach Games to the CIJM President Mr. Amar Addadi who delivered it to the Secretary General Iakovos Filippousis. The Secretary General will pass the flag to the city that will organize the 3rd Mediterranean Beach Games.