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The 11th Indian Ocean Island Games in Madagascar 2023

2024-03-01 07:42 AM

The 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games kicked off in Madagascar from August 25 to September 3 and the country was ready in every area of organization, including sports facilities and logistics, President Andry Rajoelina has confirmed.

The Indian Ocean Island Games (JIOI) are sports games where athletes from various Southwest Indian Ocean islands gather for a multi-sport competition. Mauritius, Seychelles, the Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion and the Maldives all participate in this event.

The Indian Ocean Island Games originate from the Regional Olympic and Sports Committee (CROS) of Réunion, which suggested holding sports games in the Indian Ocean region, known as the Indian Ocean Games, as part of its 1974 objectives agreement. This idea was subsequently adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1976. Its first edition was thereby held in Saint-Denis, Réunion in 1979 as the Indian Ocean Games. Following its first edition, it later became known as the Indian Ocean Island Games.

The JIOI is a quadrennial event. According to the Indian Ocean Island Games Charter, there must be ten or more sports disciplines, two of which must be athletics and swimming. Madagascar, which previously hosted the JIOI in 1990 and 2007, will thereby be the host country for the third time in 2023 for its 11th edition. Over 2,000 athletes from seven countries were participating in the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games with a total of 17 sports representing.

Maki, the official mascot of the 2023 Indian Ocean lsland Games lies in the heart of Enchanted Islands’s tropical forests. With his large sparkling eyes and shimmering fur, Maki embodies the lively and playful spirit of these international games. Dressed in a colorful jersey representing the colors of the participating islands, Maki symbolizes the friendship between the island nations. As a cheerful ambassador Maki encourages fellowship and celebrates the athletic achievements of each participant. Maki is a tireless playmate, ready to try new sports and inspire athletes to go beyond their limits. His radiant presence and contagious charisma make Maki the beloved icon of everyone. Children adore him, fans collect plush toys bearing his likeness, and athlete find comfort and motivation in his presence. Maki represents the very essence of the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games-a celebration of friendship and the islands’s magic.

The lsland Games bring together a range of captivating sporting disciplines. Swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, pétanque tennis,are among the sports that add excitement and competition to games. Athletes and spectators witness intense moments and impressive sporting exploits, where skill, strategy and performance are highlighted. Whether in the water, on the field or on the table, these sports disciplines excite participants and create memorable moments of competition and sporting commitment.

SCP Sports is the equipment supplier and service provider for many competition events in this games, including Athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, weightlifting, handball, disabled sports, judo, karate, wrestling, rugby, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. With integrating the development concept of technology, environmental protection and health into every detail of its products and services, which will bring athletes a wonderful, extreme and green-sports experience, SCP Sports will provide high-quality products and the best service to them.

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