The Island Games
The Island Games is an international multi-sport tournament between teams from several European islands and other small territories. See also the similar Indian Ocean Island Games.
A total of twenty-seven islands have participated in the Island Games. The eleven islands which have participated in every Island Games since the first in 1985 are: Åland (Finland), Faroe Islands (Denmark), Frøya (Norway), Gotland (Sweden), Guernsey (UK), Isle of Man (UK), Isle of Wight (England), Jersey (UK), Orkney Islands (Scotland), Shetland Islands (Scotland), Ynys Môn (Wales)
The 2017 Island Games were held in Gotland, with around 3000 competitors from 23 competing islands competing in 14 sports. The 2019 Island Games took place in Gibraltar between 6 and 12 July 2019. It was the second time that the nation had hosted the games, the first was in 1995. Due to the lack of venues, the games did not include archery, football, or volleyball, which had been in all previous games since 1985. Instead, the program included the sports of tenpin bowling, judo, and squash.
The next Island Games
- The next Island Games is expected to take place in 2023. The event for 2021 was postponed due to the coronavirus. The 2023 Island Games will take place in Guernsey, Channel Islands. It will be the third time that the island has hosted the games, having previously hosted the vent in 1987 and 2003.
- Indian Ocean Island Games — a multi-sport tournament for the athletes from Islands of the Indian Ocean
- Other International Multi-Events