|Opening ceremony||25 June 2022|
|Closing ceremony||5 July 2022|
|Officially opened by||President of Algeria (expected)|
|Main venue||Olympic Stadium|
The 2022 Mediterranean Games, officially known as the XIX Mediterranean Games and commonly known as Oran 2018, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from 25 June to 5 July 2022 in Oran, Algeria. Oran was announced as the host city at the ICMG General Assembly in Pescara, Italy, on 15 August 2015.
Five cities signed an official declaration of candidacy for hosting the 2021 Mediterranean Games, two from Africa and three from Europe:
The final candidates were Oran and Sfax, Oran planned to take the Games to Algeria for the second time after the 1975 Mediterranean Games in Algiers. Sfax planned to take the Games to Tunisia for the third time after the 1967 Mediterranean Games and the 2001 Mediterranean Games, both in Tunis. Oran won by 51-17 after voting.
|2022 Mediterranean Games bidding results|
|City||NOC name||Round 1||Round 2|
|Mostar||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Elim||—|
Cities from five countries submitted their bids to host the 2021 Mediterranean Games. Oran, Algeria, has been chosen to host the Games. The North African city was elected during the International Committee for the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) General Assembly, which took place on August 27th, 2015, in Pescara, Italy.
Oran took the vote by a considerable margin, winning 51 to 17 over Sfax, Tunisia, which was the other final contender to host the 2021 Games. This is the second time that an Algerian city has hosted the Mediterranean Games, the first was in 1975, in Algiers, the country's capital. Oran is the 2nd largest city in Algeria, with a population of roughly 1.2 million.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, El Hadi Ould Ali, inaugurated on October 30 2016 at Oran, the headquarters of the organizing committee of the 19th Mediterranean Games 2021 in the presence of the Wali, Abdelghani Zaalane, the Presidents of the People's Provincial Assembly (APW), Fethallah Chaâbni, the Presidents of the People's Municipal Assembly (CPA), Nourredine Boukhatem and the President of the Algerian Olympic Committee, Mustapha Berraf. Several personalities from the world of sport took part in the inauguration as a legendary football star, Lakhdar Belloumi, and the boxer star, Mustapha Moussa, and also consuls of different Mediterranean countries.
The headquarters of the Committee is located in NLA boulevard in the old daïra completely renovated. It was Senator and Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the Mediterranean Games (COMG), Abdelhak Kazi-Tani and Secretary General of the Algerian Sports and Olympic Committee, Abdelhafid Izem, who initialed the seat allocation paper.
The main stadium of the 2022 Mediterranean Games is Abdelkader Fréha Stadium in Bir El Djir District of Oran. The stadium will host both the opening and closing ceremonies.
|Bir El Djir||Olympic Stadium||Athletics||40,143|
|Oran||Stade Ahmed Zabana||Football||40,000|
|Mostaganem||Stade Mohamed Bensaïd||Football||18,000|
|Sig||New stadium of Sig||Football||20,000|
|Oran||Palais des Sports||Basketball||5,000|
|Bir El Djir||Salle Omnisport Polyvalente||Handball||6,000|
|Arzew||Salle Omnipsorts d'Arzew||Handball||2,500|
|Bir El Djir||Oran Olympic Swimming Pool||Swimming||6,000|
|Bir El Djir||Oran Olympic Velodrome||Track cycling||3,000|
|Bir El Djir||Oran Tennis Complex||Tennis||3,000|
|Es Sénia||Es Sénia Hypodrome||Equestrian||4,000|
The Wilaya of Oran has allocated 5 billion DA for the construction of a large sports infrastructure program including an Olympic complex in Bir El Djir, the Olympic stadium, athletics stadium, multi-purpose sports halls, center hosting sports, playgrounds and green spaces, in addition to the Mediterranean village in progress. It is also planned rehabilitation of the old sports infrastructure of Oran. Everything must be ready in 2019.
The 2022 Mediterranean Games sports program is scheduled to feature 29 sports encompassing 292 events.
|2022 Mediterranean Games sports programme|
|Participating National Committees|