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Record numbers for Island games in the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Island Games

A record number of athletes have registered to take part in the 2011 International Island Games in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

About 3500 participants will compete in the biannual event that is scheduled to take place between 25 June and 1 July.

Chairman David Ball said: "We are delighted at the level of entries and support for the 2011 Island Games.

"We look forward to hosting a great week of keen but friendly competition in the spirit of the Island Games."

He added: "We have worked hard to try and provide the islands with good facilities both in and out of the competition arenas."

Of the 3,500 participants, the host island has the largest team with 316 athletes set to turn out.

Guernsey has the second biggest team with 296 athletes, while Jersey is third with 282.

Of the 25 member islands, 24 will attend the event, making it the largest multi-sport event in Great Britain this year.

Prince Edward Island's basketball and football teams will not participate due to last-minute funding difficulties.

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