After the improvement works, the Tarragona Gimnàstic Club Stadium is now inaugurated

The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, has visited some of the Mediterranean Games sports facilities

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23 January 2018


The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, has visited some sports facilities that will be part of the Tarragona 2018 Mediterranean Games.

During the itinerary, Méndez de Vigo was accompanied by the President of the CSD (Superior Sports Council), José Ramón Lete, the Government Delegate in Catalonia, Enric Millo, and the Mayor of Tarragona, Josep Fèlix Ballesteros, along with other local authorities.

The Minister affirmed that thanks to the Tarragona 2018 Games “sport has given us another lesson in collaboration, shared effort and common aims. Those are the real key points of any task that expects to be extremely successful. After all, sport is the main component of any project implying cohabitation”.

“Tarragona has achieved it, and these amazing facilities are the perfect proof. Organizations, civil society, the City Hall of Tarragona, councils, the Generalitat and, of course, the Government of Spain; all together had been able to prepare for June 22nd with the satisfaction of going all the way through all the ups and downs we faced since 2011, when Tarragona was designated to host the Games”, has assured Méndez de Vigo.

The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports held a first informative meeting at the Government Subdelegation in Tarragona with different authorities responsible of the organization of this event with the aim of letting them know the status of the preparation of the Games and the cultural sports program.

After this first meeting, all the retinue visited the Tarragona Gimnàstic Club Stadium, where they made a tour through all the venue improvement works financed by the Ministerium of Education, Culture and Sports, and then they uncovered a commemorative plate. The XVIII Mediterranean Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place in this Stadium.

Lastly, they also visited the Mediterranean Ring, that includes the 50m long swimming pool, where the swimming and waterpolo competitions of the Games will take place.

The Minister has emphasized that these venues will be “the scene of a pure high level international competition, but also where the habitants of Tarragona will go during the next years to enjoy and live from a more sportive perspective”.

“This sustainable legacy has always been a first level priority. Facilities at the service of the people, spaces which, after the competition, we will still be able to enjoy and use”, has underlined Méndez de Vigo.

The Tarragona 2018 Mediterranean Games will count with an over 15 million euros contribution from the Government.

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