Our country is keeping up the tradition of participating in each and every version of the Mediterranean Games, since their establishment in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1951, up to date. After so many years, a number of things may have changed so much in sport, as much as in society at large. These changes however, do not prevent Greece from going hand in hand with the Mediterranean peoples, with which it not only has a lot in common, but also a common point of reference: the Mediterranean basin, the cradle of a number of the most significant cultures in the human history.
Greece will take part in the Games of Tarragona with a large delegation comprising of about 300 athletes, from various sports, and I am confident that they will represent our country outstandingly, with dignity, as in all previous versions of the Mediterranean Games.
The Mediterranean Games of 2018 take place two years prior to the Olympic Games of Tokyo and are a unique opportunity for everyone to test their performance against important rivals.
I wish my very best to all athletes of the Greek team. I am sure that they will make us proud, so much in the field of contest as much as beyond it.
At the same time, I wish to express my warmest wishes, to my Spanish friends, that the 18th Mediterranean Games be crowned with success and become an important chapter in the common history of the Mediterranean countries.
Spyros Ι. Capralos
President of Hellenic Olympic Committee