Saipan ‘ready’ for Pacific Mini Games

Vidya Lakhan (3rd from left) and Games officials. Photo:PGC

The President of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) Vidhya Lakhan and chief executive Andrew Minogue have made a final inspection of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI’s) and have approved preparations for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games .

They met the board of the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 Games Organizing Committee (NMPMG 2022) – chaired by Marco T. Peter – and the host Northern Marianas Sports Association (NMSA), chaired by Jerry Tan.

Larkan and his delegation also met with the competition and venue managers for the nine sports on the programme, and visited the athletes village. Competitors will stay at the Grandvrio and PIC hotels.

Visits were also made to the media and Games results centre.

Lakhan commended the progress on the ground and placed his confidence in Northern Mariana Islands for hosting the games. “I am pleased with the state of preparations for the 11th Pacific Mini Games. All the stakeholders are working well together to deliver the venues and operational plans.”

The PGC President added, “I now urge our 24 Pacific Games Association members across the Pacific to do their utmost to send their largest possible delegations of athletes in a show of support and solidarity to our hosts in the Northern Mariana Islands and their populations across Saipan, Rota and Tinian.”

The Northern Mariana Islands 2022 Pacific Mini Games is scheduled to run from 17 to 25 June as is part of a full calendar of international events over the next few years.