1959 Mediterranean Games

III Mediterranean Games
Beirut 1959
Host city Beirut, Lebanon
Nations participating 11
Athletes participating 792
Events 106 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony 11 October
Closing ceremony 23 October
Officially opened by Fuad Chehab
Main venue Camille Chamoun Stadium
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The III Mediterranean Games – Beirut 1959 (Arabic: ألعاب البحر الأبيض المتوسط 1959), commonly known as the 1959 Mediterranean Games, were the 3rd Mediterranean Games. After visiting Africa and Europe, the Mediterranean Games were for the first time held in Asia in Beirut, Lebanon, thus completing the trio of continents belonging to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Games took place over 12 days, from 11 to 23 October 1959. There were 792 athletes (all men) from 11 countries participating. There were a total of 106 medal events from 17 different sports. At the end of the competition, France was on top again. The United Arab Republic (UAR), participating for the first time, came in second, and Turkey came third.

Participating Nations

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 1959 Mediterranean Games:

Sports

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France 26271669
2 United Arab Republic 23213074
3 Turkey 138122
4 Italy 125421
5 Yugoslavia 119828
6 Greece 891330
7 Spain 5121229
8 Lebanon 3101730
9 Tunisia 3216
10 Morocco 2327
Total106106104316
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