2026 Mediterranean Games
|Host city||Taranto, Italy|
|Opening ceremony||13 June|
|Closing ceremony||22 June|
|Officially opened by||President of Italy (expected)|
|Main venue||Stadio Erasmo Iacovone|
|Website||[ Official website]|
The XXth Mediterranean Games, commonly known as the 2026 Mediterranean Games (Italian: XX Giochi del Mediterraneo) will be the 20th Mediterranean Games. The Games will be held in Taranto, Italy in June 2026, one year later than the usual date (every 4 years, previous 2021 in Oran). 
23 olympic Sports will be disputed and also 2 non-olympic ones, with 7 team sports. The entire programme is from 13 June to 22 June 2026. The following sites and venues will be concerned: Taranto, Torricella, Sava, San Giorgio Jonico, Massafra, Martina Franca, Grottaglie, Ginosa, Crispiano, Castellaneta, Lecce, Brindisi, Francavilla Fontana, Fasano, Monopoli and the Valle d’Itria for cycling.
In Taranto, will be constructed: a new Aquatic Centre, a new Nautical Centre, a new complex Magna Grecia, and two smaller venues, at the Salinella and at Paolo VI. The Aquatic Centre will host 2,300 spectators and an Olympic-size swimming pool, the only one in Apulia.
The venues that will be rebuilt or improved are: «il campo scuola al quartiere Salinella, the stadio Iacovone, the Stadio Via del Mare, the Palamazzola, the Palafiom, the pattinodromo della Salinella and the circolo Tennis.
Candidate cities [ edit ]
Taranto was the only candidate city and it was elected on 24 August 2019, in Patras, Greece, with an edition delayed in 2026 (and not 2025).
Votes results [ edit ]
|2026 Mediterranean Games bidding results|
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References [ edit ]
- "n Taranto the Mediterranean Games of 2026. The happiness of the mayor Melucci: "The city can start again"". La Repubblica. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.