SAIPAN (MARIANAS VARIETY)—Pacific Mini Games 2022 will hold events throughout the CNMI, including Rota.

“The Municipality of Rota and her people proudly welcome our fellow brothers and sisters from all over Oceania with over 2,000 athletes, coaches, officials, and their families,” Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig said.

Rota will have its place in Mini Games history by hosting events.“Our people are deeply humbled as the Municipality of Rota will have a role in this historic event, carrying the mantel of legacy like many of our fellow Oceania participating islands before us,” the mayor said.

Pacific Mini Games 2020 organizing committee chairman Marco Peter said, “The recent statement from Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig pledging Rota’s support and excitement to play a role in the [Mini Games] has me beaming with pride. I am honoured to call the NMI home.  The hospitality and national pride of the NMI people are the tenets that embody the very spirit of the Pacific Mini Games.”

Peter added, “Hosting the Mini Games is the perfect opportunity for our NMI people to share our culture and open our homes to visiting athletes and learn about their different cultures and customs, all the while bonding over athleticism and competition.”

“On behalf of the good people of Rota, we wish all of our participating athletes good luck, and have fun,” Mayor Atalig said.  

As preparations are under way for the Mini Games, the NMI people have demonstrated that they are One Marianas pulling together to host a historical event and showcase the talent, hospitality, and beauty of their islands, the organizing committee said….PACNEWS

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