1955 Mediterranean Games

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
II Mediterranean Games
Barcelona 1955
1955 MG (logo).png
Host cityBarcelona, Spain
Nations participating10
Athletes participating1,135
Events102 in 19 sports
Opening ceremony15 July
Closing ceremony25 July
Officially opened byFrancisco Franco
Main venueEstadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

The II Mediterranean Games – Barcelona 1955, commonly known as the 1955 Mediterranean Games, were the 2nd Mediterranean Games. The Games were held in Barcelona, Spain over 10 days, from 15 to 25 July 1955, where 1,135 athletes (all men) from 10 countries participated. There were a total of 102 medal events from 19 different sports. In the medals table France was first on the podium, Italy second and Egypt came third.

This second edition were held in the Olympic Stadium and Palace of Sport of Barcelona. The stadium was built in 1929 and was especially renovated for the occasion. The symbol of an amphora filled with Mediterranean Sea water was then used for the first time.

Participating Nations[edit]

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 1955 Mediterranean Games:

Venues[edit]

Sports[edit]

Italian skeet shooting team at the 1955 Mediterranean Games

Medal table[edit]

The rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze. Equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically if after the above, countries are still tied. This follows the system used by the IOC, and IAAF.

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France39293199
2 Italy32272281
3 Spain*12151845
4 Egypt9201746
5 Turkey83314
6 Greece17816
7 Lebanon1146
8 Syria0011
Totals (8 nations)102102104308

External links[edit]