IGG 2022 launches tomorrow at Guyana National Stadium
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Guyana’s (DOS) Steve Ninvalle and Suriname’s Minister of Sport, Garcia Emanuel
Guyana’s (DOS) Steve Ninvalle and Suriname’s Minister of Sport, Garcia Emanuel

..French Guiana arrives; Over 400 athletes to compete

LAST held in 2017 in Suriname, student athletes in the three Guianas are set to rekindle healthy rivalry from Friday morning when the 2022 edition of the always highly anticipated Inter Guiana Games (IGG) commences. The competition will be formally launched at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, from 19:00hrs tomorrow.

Over 400 athletes from the three nations, both males and females will be vying for supremacy in Track and Field, Badminton, Cycling (male only), Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Football (female only), Table Tennis, Swimming, and Basketball between Friday and Sunday at multiple venues in Regions Three and Four.

Expected to grace this auspicious occasion is Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., Director of Sport Steve Ninvalle, and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Kashif Mohammad, among others.

Suriname’s Minister of Regional Development and Sport, Ms. Garcia Emmanuel, their Director of Sport Mr. Gordon Tjouw Ngie Touw, and other high ranking officials are also going to be part of the opening and will also be taking in the action at the various game venues

Ninvalle welcomed the French Guiana contingent to Guyana upon their arrival yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. He posited that, “On behalf of the Hon. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson, I wish to welcome the French Guiana team to our shores. Their presence in Guyana underlines how important they view the development of mutual understanding and solidarity amongst peoples of the Guianas.”

Head of the French Guiana delegation is Territorial Councillor, Mirta Tani, who spoke on arrival expressing delight at being back for the IGG.

“We haven’t had the IGG in five years, and this is an important championship for the young athletes of the Guianas. So, we welcoming the return and we are happy to be in Guyana.”

She added that despite having the smallest contingent of the three participating countries, French Guiana athletes are more than ready to give their all and make their presence felt in basketball and track and field.

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