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NMI’s 135-men delegation ready for Micro Games

THE CNMI is sending 135 athletes that will compete in the Micro Games 2018 that Yap is hosting from July 15 to 27.

“The CNMI delegation is ready to go,” said Northern Marianas Sports Association Executive Director Tony Rogolifoi in an interview at his office in Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

At the Oleai Sports Complex track and field just next to the gym, some of the delegation members were gearing up for athletics events.

Rogolifoi said the NMI’s 135-member delegation composed of men and women will participate in all the events.

Some of the members of the CNMI delegation to the Micro Games 2018 get ready for a sprint during practice at the Oleai Sports Complex track on Wednesday.  Photo by Emmanuel T. EredianoSome of the members of the CNMI delegation to the Micro Games 2018 get ready for a sprint during practice at the Oleai Sports Complex track on Wednesday. Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

This year’s Micro Games will see actions in traditional sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, track and field, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, va’a canoe and open water swimming.

The regional event will also feature sports that are unique to the Pacific islands, namely the spear fishing, micro all around, spear throwing, coconut tree climbing, coconut husking and grating and combination of swim, dive and run.

Aside from Yap and CNMI, the other islands and island nations that will send delegations are Guam, Palau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Kiribati, Nauru and Marshall Islands.

First held on Saipan in 1969, the Micronesian Games which was then called Micronesian Olympics, made island nations maintain a comprehensive sports program.