MEDITERRANEANGAMES
The Birth of Mediterranean Games

Mohamed Taher Pasha
Mohamed Taher Pasha, is the father of the Mediterranean Games. As soon as the London Olympics were over, he began the build-up of a vibrant sports movement, which aimed to set up a meeting that would involve nations which were already linked by centuries of dialogue. Pasha's project was born in a climate of general rebirth after the ravages of the second world war. Born in Egypt in 1879, he was to become a great personality in the sports world. With his conviction that sporting activities can serve as an outstanding vehicle for peace and brotherhood, he founded the Egyptian Aero Club in 1931. From 1934 to 1947 he was the president of the International Flying Federation and, from 1936 to 1952, he was chairman of the Egyptian Fencing Federation. His energies were rewarded with prestigious posts on the International Olympic Committee: having served for many years as the head of protocol, he became a member of the executive committee from 1952 to 1957. Between 1960 and 1964 he was the assistant to the then president of the IOC, Avery Brundage. He died in 1970, the year before the Izmir Games.


Honours


Tournament Ist 2nd 3rd
Alexandria 1951 France Italy Egypt
Barcelona 1955 France Italy Egypt
Beirut 1959 Egypt France Turkey
Napoli 1963 Italy France Yugoslavia
Tunis 1967 Italy Yugoslavia Spain
Izmir 1971 Italy Yugoslavia Spain
Algiers 1975 Italy France Yugoslavia
Split 1979 Yugoslavia France Italy
Casablanca 1983 Italy France Spain
Latakia 1987 Italy Yugoslavia France
Athens 1991 Italy France Turkey
Languedoc 1993 France Italy Turkey
Bari 1997 Italy France Turkey
Tunis 2001 France Italy Spain
Almería 2005 Italy France Spain
Pescara 2009 Italy France Spain
Mersin 2013 Italy Turkey France


All time medal table


Egyptian Results
Tournament Final Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alexandria 1951 3rd /10 Countries 24 31 20 75
Barcelona 1955 3rd /9 Countries 13 21 25 59
Beirut 1959 1st /13 Countries 34 26 30 90
Napoli 1963 5th /13 Countries 6 13 12 31
Tunis 1967 Egypt Did Not Participate due to 1967 War
Izmir 1971 7th /14 Countries 6 10 14 30
Algiers 1975 7th /15 Countries 6 12 16 34
Split 1979 7th /14 Countries 3 9 10 22
Casablanca 1983 10th /16 Countries 1 9 12 22
Latakia 1987 10th /18 Countries 4 4 6 14
Athens 1991 8th /18 Countries 8 10 17 35
Languedoc 1993 10th /19 Countries 4 9 16 29
Bari 1997 11th /21 Countries 3 6 10 19
Tunis 2001 9th /23 Countries 7 13 17 37
Almería 2005 5th /21 Countries 15 10 18 43
Pescara 2009 7th /23 Countries 11 10 13 34
Mersin 2013 5th /23 Countries 21 22 24 67
Total 7th /24 Countries 166 215 260 641


Soccer


Tournament Gold Silver Bronze
Alexandria 1951 Greece Egypt Syria
Barcelona 1955 Egypt Spain France
Beirut 1959 Italy Turkey Lebanon
Napoli 1963 Italy Turkey Spain
Tunis 1967 Italy France Spain
Izmir 1971 Yugoslavia Tunisia Turkey
Algeria 1975 Algeria France Tunisia
Split 1979 Yugoslavia France Algeria
Casablanca 1983 Morocco Turkey Egypt
Latakia 1987 Syria France Turkey
Athens 1991 Greece Tunisia Morocco
Languedoc 1993 Turkey Algeria France
Bari 1997 Italy Turkey Greece
Tunis 2001 Tunisia Italy France
Almería 2005 Spain Turkey Libya
Pescara 2009 Spain Italy Libya
Mersin 2013 Morocco Turkey Tunisia

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