10
November
2016

The spanish goverment guarantees the Mediterranean Games 2018

The Spanish Government is formally engaged to guarantee the Games for 2018 after the work meeting held today in Madrid. The attendants to the meeting were: the Minister of Culture, Sports and Education, Mr. Íñigo Méndez; The Tarragona Mayor and President of the Games Organizing Committee, Mr. Ballesteros; the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, […]

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10 November 2016

Tarragona

The Spanish Government is formally engaged to guarantee the Games for 2018 after the work meeting held today in Madrid. The attendants to the meeting were: the Minister of Culture, Sports and Education, Mr. Íñigo Méndez; The Tarragona Mayor and President of the Games Organizing Committee, Mr. Ballesteros; the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Mr. Blanco; the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Education, Mr. Benzo; the Secretary General of the Spanish Olympic Committee and Deputy Coordinator of the Mediterranean Games, Mr. Sánchez; the Deputy Mayor of the Tarragona´s Town Hall, Mr. Fernandez and the Secretary of Sports from the Tarragona´s Town Hall, Mrs. Negreruela.

During the Meeting the following was agreed:

  • Incorporation of the Spanish Government as a Member of the Tarragona 2017 Foundation, as a backing support.
  • Increase the tax benefits of the XVIII Mediterranean Games one more year, until 31 of December 2018.
  • Implementation of a technical study to analyse all the expenses caused by the postponement of the Games to 2018 and incorporation of these expenses to the 2017 General Budget.

The Mayor of Tarragona, Mr. Ballesteros, has given a very positive review of the meeting held and has assured that ¨we have the firm commitment of the Minister and his Team. For the first time the Spanish Government will be part of the Foundation of the Mediterranean Games in order to get as involved as possible and be part of the steering group of the project. We are now opening a new era of dialogue and work to fix the State´s contribution to the Games until 2018¨. He also emphasized the State´s engagement to extend the period of ttax benefits for the Mediterranean Games.

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