1st Mediterranean Beach Games Pescara 2015
August 28th – September 6th 2015

 

Following the decision of the ICMG General Assembly, held on June 19th 2013, the international multi-sports event – the Mediterranean Beach Games was founded. These Games, that concern solely the beach and water sports, shall be organized every four years, two years after the Mediterranean Games. The host of the first Mediterranean Beach Games is the city of Pescara (Italy) which has experience as the host of the Mediterranean Games in 2009.

 

The first Mediterranean Beach Games Pescara 2015 will welcome the athletes from 24 countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Montenegro, Greece, Italy, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Slovenia, San Marino, Serbia, Syria, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

 

According to the Croatian nomenclature, there will be competitions in 11 sports and sport branches; Aquathlon, Beach Volleyball, Open Water (long-distance) Swimming, Beach Handball, Beach Wrestling, Rowing Beach Sprint, Beach Soccer, Fin Swimming, Water Ski, Beach Tennis and Canoe Ocean Racing.

 

Croatian athletes, 14 of them, led by the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Olympic program Office, in cooperation with national sports federations, will participate in the following sports: Beach Volleyball (6), Open Water Swimming (3), Rowing Beach Sprint (2) and Fin Swimming (3).

 

At the first Mediterranean Beach Games, held in Pescara (Italy) from August 28th to September 6th 2015, that gathered 906 participants from 24 countries and offered 11 sports disciplines, the Croatian athletes have won two bronze medals. The winner of the first bronze is the mixed swimming team - Karla Šitić, Ivan Šitić and Matija Luka Rafaj, while the winners of the second bronze are the beach volleyball players Ivan Željković and Filip Silič.

Pescara / Zagreb, August 31st - Croatian mixed open sea swimming crew - Karla Šitić, Ivan Šitić and Matija Luka Rafaj are the winners of bronze medal at the first Mediterranean Beach Games in Pescara (Italy).

Pescara/Zagreb, August 30, 2015. - The first Mediterranean Beach Games Pescara 2015, currently in progress, gathered athletes from 24 countries, a total of 906, of which there are 305 female athletes. The Games will last from August 28th to September 6th. The organization of the Games comprises 430 officials, 200 judges, 900 volunteers and 120 media representatives. The Games will last for ten days, and during that period the athletes will be able to win 400 medals in various disciplines.