This 19th edition of the JM should draw at least 520 athletes, including 196 in the women’s category.
The success of the Mediterranean Games, scheduled for the period from 25 June to 5 July this year, depends on the athletes and civil society representatives of Oran province. This message was left last Thursday by Minister of Youth and Sports Abderezak Sebgag during a meeting in the conference hall of the Abdelhamid ibn Badis Pole Mosque with the presidents of vilayet sports leagues, civil society associations and former local champions. He called on civil society representatives and former sports champions to mobilize to contribute to the success of the 19th Games.
In this sense, he said that “Oran and Algiers as a whole are preparing for a great test to give the most beautiful image of the city during the next JM”, adding that “after almost completing the new sports infrastructure and rehabilitating the old ones, it is now the turn to ensure the best possible organization of the World youth days. This calls for a promotion that is commensurate with the event, an operation that needs to mobilize civil society and former sporting champions, working to raise citizen awareness to contribute to the success of this important sporting event.” Along the way, he stressed the need for everyone to participate in this process, emphasizing the importance of this edition of World Youth Day in improving the lives of citizens with the goal of making Oran an exemplary city of excellence in all areas. The minister said that the main goal of organizing this event is “to start the process of local development, taking into account the positive consequences of all plans that the sporting event will entail for the population of the city.” Another aim of the organization of this Mediterranean meeting in the capital of the West, for which the state has mobilized all human and material means, is to “prove that Algeria is capable of hosting the largest international sporting events,” as stated by the minister. The meeting was marked by performances by some of the participants. In fact, these are former international athletes Mustafa Dobala and Daoud Sofian.
The latter were unanimous in reaffirming the need to use the JM to restore Orange sport to its former glory, and this through the optimal use of facilities that will benefit the local sports movement after the close of the Mediterranean meeting. For his part, Wali Orana Said Sayud focused his speech on “the need to preserve the sporting achievements from which the city has benefited, warning that new sports facilities or those that have been restored should not suffer the same fate as some others. important sports facilities that are in a deplorable state in other vilayets.” This meeting was sanctioned by a visit by the Minister, President of the Algerian Olympic Sports Committee, Abderrahman Hammad, to the Hamou-Boutlelis Sports Palace in the Mdina Jdida area. During this stop, Sebgag presided over the official opening ceremony of the national individual judo championship (boys and girls), which will last until Saturday. At least 520 athletes take part in this event, including 196 in the women’s category.