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Congratulations Faroe Islands

Thu, 03 Apr 2014

Our friends in the Faroe Islands are celebrating a 75th Anniversary.  The Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee has now been actively developing sport for 75 years!

We join the many others in sending our congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Faroe Islands for being a very important part of our IIGA Family.

The following formal letter of congratulations was sent on behalf of the IIGA:


The Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee

Faroe Islands


Re: 75th Anniversary

Congratulations Faroe Islands!

On behalf of all your friends in the family of the International Island Games Association (IIGA) we send our congratulations for the 75 years that have passed since your Federation was formed. Although we (IIGA) are still slightly younger than you we have shared amazing moments between us. We have laughed together and we have cried together. We have won together and we have lost together. We have lived together.

Faroe Islands has been a part of the IIGA since the very first Games in 1985 and since then has contributed to the success of the movement that has brought islanders together in sport and friendship. In the year 1989 Faroe Islands, as one of the very first islands, took responsibility for the growing Games and became the third Host. We thank you for that and look forward to the next time the NatWest Island Games will enter Faroese soil.

To the Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee we therefore want to not only congratulate you on an important anniversary, we also would like to thank you for your ongoing and genuine support in our common work towards a future where sport make a difference in island life and creates opportunities for youngsters and friendship for life.

Yours faithfully,


Jörgen Pettersson, Chairman                                                         
Kay Batty, General Secretary