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The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. The IGA liaises with the member island associations and with sponsors of the games. It investigates whether islands wanting to join fit the membership criteria. Any further additions since Menorca joined in 2005 will now require changes to the constitution. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Minorca (Menorca both in Catalan and Spanish and increasingly in English usage; from Latin insula minor, later Minorica minor island) is one of the Balearic Islands (Illes Balears Catalan official name, Islas Baleares in Spanish), located in the Mediterranean Sea, and belonging to Spain. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The IGA was founded in the Isle of Man in 1985. Its members currently are:

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Game venues

  • 1985 Isle of Man
  • 1987 Guernsey
  • 1989 Faroe Islands
  • 1991 Åland
  • 1993 Isle of Wight
  • 1995 Gibraltar
  • 1997 Jersey
  • 1999 Gotland
  • 2001 Isle of Man
  • 2003 Guernsey
  • 2005 Shetland
  • 2007 Rhodes
  • 2009 will be Åland
  • 2011 will be Isle of Wight
  • 2013 will be either Bermuda or Prince Edward Island

Sports

The host country chooses between 12 and 14 different sports for their games from this list:

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External links

  • IslandGames.net
  • The Next Island Games is hosted in Rhodes, Greece

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