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Montevideo, July 19th 2018 - 01:59 UTC

Tag: Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA)

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 20:06 UTC

    Falklands' team to Island Games next year will be sponsored by Argos fishing company

    The announcement was made by the Falklands Overseas Games Association chair Mike Summers, and Argos Director, Sheila Stewart (Pic PN)

    The Falklands' fishing company Argos is to be the Principal Sponsor for the local team competing at the Island Games to be held in Gibraltar in 2019. The announcement was made by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association, and Argos (Argos Group Ltd and Argos Ltd of Stanley, and Argos Operations Ltd of Gibraltar).

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Falklands' 14 strong team takes on the challenge of the Commonwealth Games

    This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falklands have participated in and this time will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials

    Wednesday marked the opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games which are being held from 4 -15 April at the Gold Coast in Australia. This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falkland Islands have participated in and this time they will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2017 - 10:25 UTC

    Baton’s subpolar stopover in Falklands before Europe

    Children and athletes from every active sports club marked the Baton’s route

    The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton visits all 71 Commonwealth countries and territories on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the host city. In 2018 that is Gold Coast in Australia; one territory is missing from the relay, because it has not been possible to schedule St Helena this year. However several Saints saw and carried the baton in the Falkland Islands, so we have helped a little bit.

  • Friday, March 10th 2017 - 06:55 UTC

    Falklands' Fortuna donates £30,000 to FIOGA and celebrates 30 years of business

    FIOGA representative receives the £ 30.000 check from Fortuna Ltd

    The Overseas Games Association received a generous £30,000 from fishing company Fortuna Ltd to be used to purchase sports kit for the competitors at this year’s Island Games in Gotland. Presenting the cheque Fiona Wallace said that as the wholly-Falkland Islander owned company was celebrating its 30th anniversary, it was felt appropriate to support a nationally significant event.

  • Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

    Falklands sports clubs receive significant donation from Argos Ltd

    Overseas Games Association Chairman Mike Summers receives a cheque from Argos Ltd Directors Sheila Stewart and Ian Thomson

    Three Falkland Islands sports clubs benefitted from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

  • Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC

    Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

    Badminton squad: Sonia Arkhipkina, Laura Minto, coach Rebecca Pantaney, Doug Clark, physio Nat Hill, Chris Eynon, Anna Luxton, Dominic Jaffray, Louise Williams, Ross Stewart and Michael Brownlee

    Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony.