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Things to Know about Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games XIX – Host, Participating Islands, and Sports



Things to Know about XIX Island Games – Host, Participating Islands and Sports

The XIX Island Games, also known as the 2023 NatWest Island Games for sponsorship reasons, were originally scheduled to take place in Guernsey in 2021 but were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will be held on the island for the third time; the first two times were in 1987 and 2003.

When it is rescheduled, the week-long competition will feature 12 sports and 3,000 competitors from 24 islands.

Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games XIX – Host

The Faroe Islands were originally selected to host the games, however they subsequently declined to do so in 2015. The decision to give the games to Guernsey was made during the Island Games AGM in July 2016.

Dame Mary Perkins is the chair of the Guernsey organising committee, and she is supported by Peter Vidamour as sports director and Ian Damarell as Finance Director. Eric Legg serves as the advisor to the International Island Games Association (IIGA).

Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games XIX – Participating islands

There is a good chance that 24 IIGA island entities from the Caribbean, South Atlantic, and Europe will compete in these Games.

  1. Åland Islands
  2. Alderney
  3. Bermuda
  4. Cayman Islands
  5. Falkland Islands
  6. Faroe Islands
  7. Frøya
  8. Gibraltar
  9. Gotland
  10. Gozo
  11. Greenland
  12. Guernsey (Host)
  13. Hitra
  14. Isle of Man
  15. Isle of Wight
  16. Jersey
  17. Menorca Menorca
  18. Orkney
  19. Saaremaa
  20. Saint Helena
  21. Sark
  22. Shetland Islands
  23. Western Isles
  24. Anglesey Ynys Môn

Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games XIX – Sports

The sports schedule for the 2019 Island Games is the same, however the sports that are included have been modified.

The number of medal events competed in each sport is shown in parenthesis.

  1. Archery (14)
  2. Athletics (42)
  3. Badminton (6)
  4. Basketball (2)
  5. Bowls (3)
  6. Cycling (20)
  7. Cycling
    • Mountain biking (8)
    • Road (12)
  8. Football (2)
  9. Golf (4)
  10. Sailing (3)
  11. Shooting (43)
  12. Swimming (45)
  13. Table tennis (6)
  14. Tennis (7)
  15. Triathlon (5)
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