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The Countdown to the Games

The countdown to the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games reached another major milestone today with 100 Days to Go until the event begins.

The summer event begins on the 6th July and will see over 2,200 athletes and officials travel to Gibraltar in search of gold across almost 200 different events across 14 sports.

Chairman of the International Island Games Association, Jörgen Pettersson said: ‘Today it is only 100 days before the Opening Ceremony of the 18th NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar. With the famous Rock in the background well over 2,000 competitors and officials will start a week of joy, friendship and competition.’

‘On behalf of the International Island Games Association I would like to express our gratitude to the Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Island Games Association for making this possible. Gibraltar has become a role model for islands all over the world in their work towards a sustainable and inspiring future.’

‘The sports people of Gibraltar have shown dedication and inspiration in their hard work to make the 14 different sports a success. Good luck, thank you and see you soon!’

Gibraltar 2019 Games Director, Kim Chang said: ‘It is now just 100 days to go until the start of the Gibraltar 2019 Games, the biggest sporting and cultural festival Gibraltar has ever hosted.

‘We are entering the final straight and these last 100 days are our opportunity to do the final work necessary to ensure that we deliver the best ever NatWest International Island Games for Gibraltar.’