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[Mediterranean Games flag]
by Erik Bell, 14 September 2003.

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Mediterranean Games flag

I saw this flag of mediterranean games on tv, on the opening ceremony and games of Tunis 2001 Games. Wasn't the flag on FOTW-ws or couldn't I find it, again? I drew the flag according to low-resolution images found on the Internet so please forgive the low-quality image. As far as I know the three rings represent three continents that has coast on the Mediterranean Sea, and the blue color represents the sea.
Onur Özgün, September 9, 2001.

That's the Mediterranean Games flag indeed. At least the same one was used in 1979 on VIII games held in Split, Croatia (then in Yugoslavia), as could be seen on 1979 Yugoslav post stamps, but probably the emblem (and flag) is older. The wavy pattern of the rings in their lower part is, of course, reminding on the image on wavy sea surface.
Zeljko Heimer, September 9, 2001.

I finally found out what the Mediterranean Games Flag looks like. The following is from the official website of the 2005 Mediterranean Games:

"The symbol of the Mediterranean Games consists of three rings symbolically representing Asia, Africa and Europe, which are the three continents involved in this competition. The rings describe a wavy line in their lower part, as if the Mediterranean Sea waters bathed them. This symbol can be seen, for example, on the Mediterranean Flag, a light blue background with the rings in white. During the closing ceremony, the flag is transferred to the country of the city chosen for the organisation of the next Mediterranean Games."

Erik Bell, 14 September 2003.

This need to be double-checked before inclusion on our website. Knowing the troubled political situation in Algeria, I believe the Games took place in Almeria, in the south of Spain.
Ivan Sache, 14 September 2003.

Rules on the Mediterranean Games symbols

Here are the CIJM rules concerning the Mediterranean Games Logo and Flag:

Reported by Erik Bell, 14 September 2003.

Note: This English translation was translated with "Babelfish", with some editing on my part.
Erik Bell, 14 September 2003.

Reported by Erik Bell, 14 September 2003.