Overview

SPORT, HEALTH AND FRIENDSHIP
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 up to 2,000 people take part in this fantastic sporting and professional gathering, representing over 40 countries, all in the spirit of the Olympics, for the beauty of sport and the benefit of effort.

A WEEK OF SPORT
Saturday and Sunday are the welcome days, the start of the football tournament and the opening of the Games. The key events of the welcome weekend are the draw for the football tournaments, the participant’s parade and the opening ceremony. All other sports events are scheduled from Monday to Friday and every evening the medal ceremonies take place for the winners at the Games Centre with organised entertainment. On Friday night, the closing ceremony ends a wonderful week and the destination for the following year’s games is announced. Saturday is usually the day of departure where many participants choose to stay to discover the city and its surroundings.

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MORE THAN 20 SPORTS EVENTS

34 hosting cities in 15 countries

Participants from over 70 countries

40 Medigames meetings since 1978

More than 1,000 medals awarded each year

LOCATION

ALGARVE, AN IDEAL DESTINATION
In the south of Portugal, Algarve is a beautiful and relaxing region that offers a varied landscape, a warm climate and an endless list of things to do, with family or friends. The Algarve region can be considered as the mix of a vast land of majestic mountains, crystal-clear waters and wild nature. Its magnificent coastline will make you fall in love with the region, as you explore the vast array of cliffs and rock formations which border the sea. You will also find tens of kilometres of beaches that make the Algarve region one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe.
PLACES TO VISIT IN ALGARVE: The Ria Formosa Natural Park, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Benagil and the sea caves of the Algarve.