Sports Ventures appointed official local agency of the World Medical & Health Games 2020

We are delighted to inform that Sports Ventures as become the official local agency partner for the next edition of the World Medical & Health Games to be held from the 13th to the 19th of June 2020 in Vila Real de Santo António, in eastern Algarve, Portugal.

The World Medical and Health Games have become the most famous world health event open to members of the medical and health professions since its inception in 1978. The World Medical and Health Games are an opportunity for participants of all levels to compete together and to play their favorite sports in a superb atmosphere of friendship and excitement. Each year more than 2,000 people take part in this fantastic sporting and professional gathering, all in the spirit of the Olympics, for the beauty of sport and the benefit of effort.

The next edition of the World Medical and Health Games to held in the Algarve, will feature more than 20 sports events, competitions in 06 different age categories and will have participants coming from over 70 countries.

José Diogo Trigo de Moraes, General Manager of Sports Ventures Ltd, commented: “We are delighted and honored for the appointment and to be working with CSO in the organization of this magnificent and prestigious international sporting event. Sports Ventures is committed to continuing to use our considerable expertise in attracting large scale events such as the Medigames to our country and helping position Portugal, and in particular the region of the Algarve, as the best European sports tourism destination. With over 2000 participants travelling to the Algarve in June, the event represents a direct impact in the local economy of 12.000 hotel nights and 1.5M Euros in ground services contracted. The Sports Ventures scope of work includes hotel contracts and reservations, transportation and logistics, all sports disciplines event management, social side events organization, entertainment and support staff management. Sports Ventures would like to thank the Vila Real de Santo António municipality and their Mayor Dra. Conceição Cabrita for the great support and effort to secure this event in Portugal and the Algarve Tourism Board for helping put everything together, making sure this will be the best Medigames edition ever.

Medigames Facts and Figures:

  • More than 20 sports events
  • 34 hosting cities in 15 countries
  • 40 Medigames meetings since 1978
  • 6 age categories
  • Participants from over 70 countries
  • More than 1,000 medals awarded each year

Previous Medigames

Since the 1st edition 1978, 32 cities/regions (15 countries) have welcomed the Games:

  • Cannes 1978 – 1980 – 1982 (France)
  • Font-Romeu 1981 (France)
  • Paris 1983 (France)
  • Abano Terme 1984 (Italy)
  • Monte-Carlo 1985 (Monaco)
  • Montecatini Terme 1986 – 2006 (Italy)
  • Casablanca 1987 (Morocco)
  • Lyon 1988 (France)
  • Montreal 1989 (Canada)
  • Perpignan 1990 (France)
  • Heraklion 1991 (Crete)
  • Ostuni 1992 (Italy)
  • Saint-Malo 1993 (France)
  • Evian 1994 – 2001 (France)
  • Limerick 1995 – 2015 (Ireland)
  • Lisbon 1996 (Portugal)
  • Le Touquet Paris-Plage 1997 (France)
  • Klagenfurt 1998 (Austria)
  • Saint-Tropez 1999 (France)
  • Balaton 2002 (Hungary)
  • Stirling 2003 (Scotland)
  • Agadir 2007 (Morocco)
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2004 – 2008 (Germany)
  • Alicante 2005 – 2009 (Spain)
  • Porec 2010 (Croatia)
  • Las Palmas 2011 (Spain)
  • Antalya 2012 (Turkey)
  • Zagreb 2013 (Croatia)
  • Wels 2014 (Austria)
  • Limerick 2015 (Ireland)
  • Maribor 2016 (Slovenia)
  • Marseille 2017 (France)
  • Malte 2018
  • Budva 2019 (Montenegro)


About Sports Ventures

Sports Ventures is a leading sport travel and event management agency, with a team of staff with more than 15 years delivering memorable experiences. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enrich people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. Our main business activities include the organization of worldwide sports tours for international schools, colleges and clubs, warm weather sports camps preparations, Olympic & Paralympic training preparations and management of sports events projects such as the Medigames, Gazprom Football for Friendship, Lisbon Junior Rugby Sevens International Weekend and Algarve Sevens International Tournament.

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