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14th February 2020, 14:28

Gibraltar withdraws from Strait Games

Gibraltar will withdraw from the Strait Games and no longer participate in this annual event. La Linea has already done the same.

The Government says the Minister for Sport, Steven Linares, is writing to the Mayors of the cities that participate in the Strait Games to inform them officially that Gibraltar will no longer participate at this annual event.

He says the Strait Games are no longer as relevant to Gibraltar as they were at the time when the decision was first taken to participate, and relationships between our sporting bodies and those in the neighbouring towns now flourish outside and independently from the Games.

He says the decision to withdraw from the Games will allow the Government and the GSLA to concentrate time and resources in the development of local sport, following the huge investment in facilities that has taken place.