On Friday, March 17, the Palau NOC, and all members of the Micronesian Games Council, received official notice from the Games Council on behalf of the Marshall Islands Organizing Committee with recommendations from RMI government, that the 10th Micronesian Games is delayed to a later date. In the Micronesian Games Council Secretary General, Mr. Joey C. Miranda, letter he stated “We will be seeking to reschedule the Games here in Majuro to a later date after communications with our MGC brothers and sisters and other sports leadership in our region.” Related reasons for this hard decision to delay the games is also based heavily on the challenges to construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years and facilities assessment readiness to date will not be ready in time to the games schedule this July.
The Palau NOC representing Palau in the Micronesian Games Council, has formally informed President Surangel Whipps, Jr., the Ministers, Olbiil Era Kelulau leadership, Office of the Council of Chiefs, all Governors, Team Palau Micronesian Games Coaches, National Sports Federations, and media regarding this news of the Micronesian Games being delayed to a later date.
Team Palau Micronesian Games athletes will continue to train as all the sports are also in the Belau Games this coming June 30 to July 9 and the Pacific Games scheduled also for November 19 to 2 December. As soon as the Palau NOC receives any updates and rescheduling of the games dates, the Palau NOC will inform the public on all updates of the games. The Team Palau to the Micronesian Games is comprised of around 230pax of athletes, coaches, officials, and management team to represent Palau in these sports: Spearfishing, Micro All around, Wrestling, Table Tennis, Softball Women, Canoe, weightlifting, Athletics, volleyball (beach and indoor), and basketball 3×3 and 5sides.
For any information about Belau Games, Micronesian Games and Pacific Games, please contact the Palau NOC Office at 488-6562 or stop by at the Palau NOC Office located at the Palau National Gymnasium.