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NatWest Island Games

islandgames_logo2.jpgChina has the 2008 Summer Olympics. Rio De Janeiro has the 2007 Pan American Games. But Rhodes has the NatWest Island Games XII. Oh, never heard of them either? Perhaps that’s because participants must come from one of 25 member islands scattered across the Atlantic from the Orkneys to the Falklands.

First held at the Isle of Man in 1985, the Island Games are held every other year. This year’s games will be held from June 30 to July 6 on the tiny Greek island of Rhodes. Their website claims that this year’s event will draw about 3,000 competitors (more than the 2006 Winter Olympics) to compete in 14 sports.

One of the competitors, Andy Cannell from the Isle of Man, has kept a blog while training for the triathlon on July 6.

International Island Games Assoc.
NatWest Island Games XII


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