2017 Tarragona Mediterranean Games Receives $16.3M Contribution
Catalonia regional government President Artur Mas and Tarragona, Spain Mayor Josep Fèlix Ballesteros presented an agreement on Thursday that will see the Catalonia regional government contribute more than €12M ($16.3M) to the 2017 Mediterranean Games, according to Rafael Morales of EL PERIODICO. That amount "is expected to cover the cost of construction of an Olympic pavilion with a capacity of 5,000 as well as the remodeling of the current Sant Jordi pavilion." Now "an agreement with the Spanish government is pending." Int'l Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) President Amar Addadi and Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco also attended the presentation. Ballesteros said that he "appreciated the support being offered to organize the best Games possible" and leave the city "with a sustainable legacy that will not create a debt for future generations" (EL PERIODICO, 6/5).