Palau celebrates successful Micronesian Games

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Brendon Telfer, Palau

The 7th Micronesian Games, the biggest sports event hosted by Palau, have closed.
In a simple ceremony, and with the athletes of the games assembled at the national stadium, Micronesian Games President, Bill Keldermans and Organising Committee chairman, Fank Kyota, spoke of their pride in the contribution of Palau the success of the Games and new era of sportsmanship across Micronesia.

Earlier, Guam won the last two medals, the men's and women's basketball to move them to third on the medal ladder behind CNMI and champions Palau.

Swimmers Eli Wong of CNMI and Debra Daniels were named athletes of the Games With the Games flag handed onto the Ponphei, hosts of the next Micronesian Games it was then left to President Johnson Toribiong to declare the 7th Micronesia Games closed.

"Ladies and Gentlemen it now gives me great please to declare the 7th Micronesian games closed," he said.

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