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1955 Mediterranean Games

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Nations participating  10
Events  102 in 19 sports
Closing ceremony  July 25
Athletes participating  1,135
Opening ceremony  July 15
1955 Mediterranean Games
Host city  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The second Mediterranean Games were held in the Olympic Stadium and Palace of sport of Barcelona, from July 16 to 25, 1955. 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.


The number of participants reached 900 (all men). In the medals table France was first on the podium, Italy second and Egypt came third.


  • Athletics ()
  • Basketball ()
  • Boxing ()
  • Cycling ()
  • Diving ()
  • Equestrian ()
  • Fencing ()
  • Field hockey ()
  • Football ()
  • Gymnastics ()
  • Roller hockey ()
  • Rowing ()
  • Rugby union ()
  • Sailing ()
  • Shooting ()
  • Swimming ()
  • Water polo ()
  • Weightlifting ()
  • Wrestling ()
  • Venues

  • Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc:athletics, opening and closing ceremonies
  • Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
  • Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo
  • Participating Nations

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

    Medal table

    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.


    1955 Mediterranean Games Wikipedia