Falklands Islands Team Arrive For Island Games

July 7, 2013

This evening [July 7] Bermuda welcomed the first arriving team for the upcoming Island Games, with the Falklands badminton team arriving from Gatwick, London, with many of the team having flown from the Falklands to the UK on an RAF flight.

The Falklands — a fellow British Overseas Territory — has a population of just under 3,000 residing on their approximately 4,700 square miles located off the coast of South America.


According to media reports from their local press, the Falkland Islands team will compete in a variety of disciplines including the 10,000 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres and 5000 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, badminton, football, golf, shooting and swimming.

Local officials have said they are expecting close to 2,000 athletes, officials and visiting spectators to arrive for the Games, which get underway on July 13th and will feature sports including badminton, beach volleyball, cycling, football, golf, gymnastics, sailing, squash, swimming, tennis, triathlon and more.


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  1. Prayerful says:

    Where are the athletes staying?

    • Bernews says:

      Not sure of where these particular athletes are staying, but the various teams are staying all over the place ranging from different hotels, guest houses, home stays with local families, to dorm style accommodations at places like CedarBridge.