The Mediterranean Games is a multi-sport event held every four years for nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea where the continents Europe, Africa and Asia meet. The Mediterranean Games are organized by the International Olympic Committee and the Hellenic Olympic Committee.
During the 1948 Summer Olympics, the idea of having the Mediterranean Games was proposed by the chairman of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, Muhammed Tasher Pasha. The Games were inaugurated in October 1951 and held in Alexandria, Egypt.
The first 10 Mediterranean Games took place every year preceding the Summer Olympics, but in 1993, they were changed to be held the year following the Olympics, and in 2018, moved to be in the same year.
Currently, 26 nations participate in the games - 5 from Africa, 2 from Asia and 19 from Europe. Of all the National Olympic Committees within the Olympic Movement bordering the Mediterranean Sea, only Israel is not allowed to participate in the Games. Some other countries that do not border the Mediterranean Sea also participate like Andorra, San Marino, Serbia and North Macedonia.
- In 2022, one athlete represented Vatican City in a non-scoring manner.
- Mediterranean Beach Games — a multisport event consisting of only water sports and beach sports, held every 4 years since 2015.
- Other International Multi-Events
- Multi-Sport Events (Games) Calendar