The 17th Mediterranean Games will be hosted by Mersin on June 20-30 with sportspeople from 24 countries Turkish southern province Mersin will be the host of the 17th Mediterranean Games on June 20-30 where in total 3,043 sportsman and sportswoman will compete against each other. The Mediterranean Games in 2013 will be the one with the most turnout of sportspeople in the history of the games. Turkey ranks first with a number of 428 sportspeople, followed by Italy with 420 and France with 267. The referees at the 17th Mediterranean Games will be from Italy (25), France (16) and Egypt (14), Andorra and Montenegro will send each one referee. Vice Coordinator of the Mediterranean Games and Director of Provincial Youth Services and Sports Ibrahim Ilhami Koc told Anadolu Agency that Turkey completed the facilities for the games trouble-free. Koc noted that before the opening ceremony on June 20 the preparation still continued and added, "we keep the details about the opening ceremony like a secret." Koc noted they will break the record of the number of participants at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara-Italy in 2009 and explained that in Pescara 3,458 sportspeople from 23 countries participated and in Mersin about 6,000 sportspeople and technical teams from 24 countries will attend the games. The name of the countries who take part at the Mediterranean Games and the number of sportsman and sportswoman are as follows: Countries Number of Sportsman Number of Sportswoman Albania 45 8 Algeria 116 46 Andorra 8 7 Bosnia-Herzegovina 38 8 Croatia 56 47 Greek Cypriot administration 40 22 Egypt 136 43 France 160 107 Greece 147 94 Italy 259 161 Lebanon 24 10 Libya 84 6 Malta 10 2 Macedonia 95 23 Monaco 10 1 Montenegro 19 20 Morocco 73 29 San Marino 14 5 Serbia 108 46 Slovenia 69 79 Spain 100 75 Syria 12 0 Tunisia 106 47 Turkey 261 167 Share this: Di̇ğer Haberler Turkey Expects New US Stance on Gulen, PYD Trump Signs Executive Order Withdrawing US From TPP Erdoğan Warns Tanzania of FETÖ Threat Falcons to face Patriots in Super Bowl LI Presidential System Means Better Governance Pope Francis Warns Against Populist Leaders Like 'Hitler'