Tarragona hands over the celebration of the XIX Mediterranean Games to Oran

The closing ceremony puts an end to 10 days of competition with an event conceived as a party to thank everybody who has made this possible

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01 July 2018


The closing ceremony held this evening in Tarragona Nou Estadi del Gimnàstic has put an end to a big celebration of ten intense days of competition whose only protagonist has been sport.

The ceremony has been chaired by Amar Addadi, President of the International Commitee of the Mediterranean Games, Josep Fèlix Ballesteros, President of the Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Games and Mayor of Tarragona, and Alejandro Blanco, President of the Spanish Olympic Committee. It has been attended by Noureddine Boukhatem, Mayor of Oran, the Algerian city that follows Tarragona in the organisation of the XIX Mediterranean Games. During the event, the flag of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona has been lowered and it has been handed in to the Algerian representatives who are already working in the next edition of the Games.

From the artistic approach, the closing ceremony has presented a relaxed and jolly ambiance in which music has been the protagonist. The Catalan singer and composer, Àlvaro Soler, has sung some of his hits: ‘Sofia’ and ‘La Cintura’. The spectators have also enjoyed performances by So Nat, Grallers de Tarragona, Sardanova de Santi Arisa, BCN Gospel Messengers and Brodas Bros, among other artists.

As in the opening ceremony, the fireworks illuminated the Tarragona sky to put an end not only to the final event of the Games but to the ten days of a great sports competition and spectacle in the city.


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