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Mediterranean Games Agde

 

 

The XII Mediterranean Games introduced several new features into its history. For the first time, they took place in a French region: Languedoc-Roussillon. Furthermore, the periodicity was changed so that the event would take place one year after and not before the Olympic Games, as was the case until then

 

 

From the 3 000 athletes representing 19 nations, 13 Monegasque athletes took part in the following events :

  • Cycling,
  • Golf,
  • Judo,
  • Shooting,
  • Sailing.

 

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Mediterranean Games Athens

 

 

 

Continuing its action with determination, the M.O.C. sent a delegation to the XI Mediterranean Games, which were to be held in Athens from 28th June 1991.

 

 

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Among the 3 600 athletes representing 18 nations, 8 Monegasques accompanied by Ms Yvette Lambin, head of delegation, Dr Louis Orecchia and Christian Berti, head of mission, took part in 5 disciplines :

 

The Monegasque delegation on parade in the Olympic Stadium in Athens

 

  • Athletics : Marie-Cécile Rivetta, who achieved the 7th fastest time in the 1500 metres,
  • Fencing: the sabreur Olivier Martini, accompanied by his fencing instructor, Robert Prat,
  • Judo: Gilles Pagès (7th in the final of the under 60 kg), Thierry Degiovanni (under 71 kg category) and Eric Bessi (under 86 kg category), assisted by Jean-Claude Torterolo,
  • Swimming: Christophe Verdino (6th in the 100m breaststroke series and finishing 7th in the 200m breaststroke finals),
  • Air rifle (10m): Fabienne Pasetti and Jean-Marc Rué (both 7th in their respective final).

 

 

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Mediterranean Games Latakia

 

 

 

From 11th to 25th September 1987, the city of Latakia in Syria hosted the X Mediterranean Games.

 

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Under the leadership of the head of delegation, Gérard Battaglia and the head of mission, Armand Forcherio, 5 Monegasque athletes with their trainers took part in this event:

  • Cycling: Stéphane Operto and his trainer Francisco Alonso,
  • Judo: Eric Bessi and Gilles Pagès and their trainer Jean-Claude Torterolo,
  • Swimming: Jean-Luc Adorno, accompanied by Evelyne Barral,
  • Tennis: Albert Viviani and his trainer Djamel Boudjemline. 

 

Louis II Stadium – September 1987 –Mr Henry Rey presents part of the Monegasque delegation

 
 

 

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Mediterranean Games Casablanca

 

 

The IX Mediterranean Games of Casablanca were held from 3rd to 17th September 1983. Sixteen nations march past in the Mohamed V Stadium in front of King Hassan II of Morocco and eighty thousand spectators.

 

 

Official poster 

 

The Monegasque delegation, led by Yvette Lambin, assisted by Denis Ravera and Daniel Réalini, was composed of six young athletes, some entering the Olympic disciplines, others in a demonstration sport.

Jean-Luc Adonto beat his own record in the 100 metres freestyle swimming,

Eric Bessi ranked 4th in the final judo phase,

Olivier Martini, 7th in the sabre tournament organised in El Jadida,

Albert Viviani, 1st round in the Men’s singles at the tennis tournament organised in Rabat.

In demonstration sport :

 

  • Laurent Nouvion, 16th out of 25 participants in the golf event organised at the Royal Golf Club in Dar Es Salem,
  • Isabelle Pissarello, 11th out of 13 participants in the Women’s golf event.

At the end of the Games, the M.OC. in association with the A.I.C.V.S.(International Association for Sport without Violence), hosted a reception at the El Mansour Hotel in Casablanca.During the reception, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III presented a Gold Medal to the I.O.C. President as well as to the President of the Moroccan Olympic Committee.

 

 

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