On 10th June, in organization of Montenegrin Olympic Committee, in KIC „Budo Tomović“ was held meeting of Montenegrin Chef de Mission and attache at the Games with representatives from Montenegrin sport federations whose athletes will participate in forthcoming Mediterranean Games in Pescara.
According to the president of MOC Dušan Simonović, meeteing was organized in order to make final agreement and resolve possible doubts before the deadline for definition of final list of our athletes for XVI Mediterranean Games, the first ones Montenegro competes in.
Montenegrin Chef de Mission on Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Miodrag Ivanović, said that overall procedure for organisation of this trip and stay of our athletes and wider delegation in this Italian town goes according to plan.
Attache Boris Sekulić informed present representatives from 18 sport federations about departure and arrival arrangements for our athletes and teams.
From Podgorica to Pescara, first ones to leave with charter flight will be women handball team, men basketball team, men football team, gymnasts, wrestlers and sailors. On 26th June, with regular flight to Rome and than by bus to Pescara will go boxers, table tennis players, shooters, tennis players, bowlers and swimmers.
Two days after, on 28th June via Rome will go volleyball players, waterpolo players, athletes and karate players, while judists and paraolympic competitors will leave on 30th June. Kayakers will go by car because of equipment transport.
Representatives of sport federations are informed that part of equipment for Mediterranean Games already arrived in Podgorica, from well known Italian company Legea, which recently became official sponsor of Montenegrin Olympic Committee on all competitions under the Olympic flag until 2014.
On forthcoming Mediterranean Games, Montenegro will be represented by around 110 athletes from 19 sports.
Mediterranean Games in Pescara will last from 25 June to 5 July and athletes from 23 Mediterranean countries will compete in 29 sports.
President Simonović informed the present that he had a meeting with members of Antidoping Commission formed by the Government of Montenegro and MOC, dr Mira Dašić and dr Suad Numanović. Dr Dašić together with Radovan Milinić from Water polo Federation visited future antidoping station for the forthcoming World League in Podgorica and checked whether it is in compliance with criteria of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).
During the League, our anti doping controller will be assisted by instructor from Finland and one anti doping controller from Russia in sample collection. Samples will be tested in accreditated WADA laboratory in Helsinki. MOC is signatory to WADA Anti Doping Code.