Faroese government pledges support to Island Games bid

Kristina Háfoss, the finance minister of the Faroe Islands, has told that the Faroese government wants to do everything in its power for bringing the Island Games to the Faroe Islands.

However, if this is to happen, Ítróttarsamband Føroya (ÍSF), the Sports Association of the Faroe Islands, is required to provide the International Island Games Association with a verification of financial commitment.

Thus, Háfoss has submitted a bill to the financial committee of the parliament which establishes that the Faroese government is to provide the mandatory financial commitment.

According to the bill, the Faroese government is to provide the Island Games bid with up to 10 million DKK.

The Faroe Islands have hosted the Island Games once – in 1989.

The Island Games are an international multi-sports event organised by the International Island Games Association. The most recent games were the 2017 Island Games held in Gotland, with 2,333 competitors from 23 competing islands or island groups competing in 14 sports.

The 2019 Island Games will take place in Gibraltar.

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