The International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have made a joint decision to postpone, for one year, the Oran Mediterranean Games that will now be organized in 2022, upon a request of the ICMG.
This responsible decision, was made by the two parties after consultation and thorough evaluation of current circumstances all around the world, strongly impacted by the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused the postponement of numerous international sport events, at the forefront of which are the Tokyo Olympic Games, rescheduled, at the latest, for the summer of 2021.
The postponement of the Oran Mediterranean Games is primarily motivated by a common wish to rearrange their periodicity within the Olympic calendar, enhance their quality and dynamic as well as protect the athletes’ health, on the one hand, and ensure their optimum preparation for this major multinational sport event, on the other hand.
Ultimately, the common goal is to allow for Algeria and Oran to offer to the whole Mediterranean Sport Movement a brilliant edition of the Mediterranean Games in 2022.
Both parties reconfirm their mutual commitment to pursue and consolidate their coordination and cooperation aiming at implementing optimal conditions for an outstanding success of the Oran Mediterranean Games, in 2022.
The exact dates of the Oran Mediterranean Games, in 2022, will be announced shortly, after consultation of the ICMG with the Organizing Committee.