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The countdown billboard for the Pacific Mini Games malfunctioned last week.

AS of  Sept. 2021, the number of athletes who had registered to compete in the Pacific Mini Games 2022 was over 1,200.

This number will be updated on Dec. 17, according to Ben Babauta, Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 chief executive officer.

Of the 1,200 athletes who had confirmed their participation, 300 from 21 countries and territories will compete in athletics; 100 from 12 countries/territories will compete in badminton; 100 from seven countries/territories, baseball; 60 from 18 countries/territories, beach volleyball; 100 from 14 countries/territories, golf; 100 from 18 countries/territories, tennis; 50 from 10 countries/territories,  triathlon; 200 from 19 countries/territories, weightlifting; and 300 from 14 countries/territories, va'a (outrigger canoe racing).

Aside from the 1,200 athletes, 400 team officials, sports officials and media representatives will arrive on island for the event that Saipan will host on June 17-25, 2022.

The participating countries/territories are the CNMI, American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna.


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