Winter photos from Åland 2010
"Ö-spelen -ögonblicken och segervrålen från folkfesten 2009"
Åland Island Games Ltd. will be publishing a commemorative book in December.
The official book called "Öspelen- ögonblicken och segervrålen från
folkfesten 2009" is written in Swedish and does not contain English text,
however the quality of the photographic material is such that the book can
be of interest even for non-Swedish speakers. The book which has been
supported by the main sponsors, NatWest, Paf, Viking Line, Ålandsbanken and
Ålandstidningen will be given as a Xmas present and "thank-you" to all
officials and volunteers who were engaged in making the NatWest Island Games
2009 such a fantastic success.
A big, big, big thank you!
We did it and we did it together. The Games are over and what a fantastic week it was.
This could not have been possible without every single one of you that participated; athletes, volunteers, sponsors, organisers, spectators, friends and families. Every single one of you has been such an important piece of the puzzle! And together we have created memories and friendships that will last forever, bonds between islands that will only grow stronger over the years and a vision of what we can be looking forward to when the next Games will take place - on the carnival island of Isle of Wight!
Thank you all for your participation and all of your smiles! Luckily it is only two years time until we all meet again on Isle of Wight for the NatWest Island Games XIV 2011.
Take care and again - Thank you!!
Not just a gold medal
Apart from the gold medal, every gold medallist is also presented with his or her very own stamps produced by the Åland Post. The stamp booklet holds 8 self-adhesive stamps, which are valid as postage on postcards to any destination in the world.
Records number of records set in the pool
It's been a phenomenal week in the pool at Godby with a record number of Games records set by the swimmers.Read more
NatWest Island Games 2009 commemorative fountain unveiled
Åland’s capital Mariehamn has unveiled a fountain to commemorate these thirteenth Island Games.Read more
Gibraltar's golden family right on the mark
At the ranges in Bredmo Gibraltar's rifle shooters claimed a second gold medal in the same family. It went to Adrian Lugnani and Wayne Piris in the team event of the 50m Air Rifle.Read more
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The Games explode into life
The Natwest Island Games opened yesterday to a fanfare of music, dancing and fireworks. There were 7000 people in the Wiklöf Holding Arena to witness the teams marching in, the raising of the flag and the water ceremony. And after it was all over the the athletes all threw their seats in the air in celebration... now let the competition begin! All photographs © ROB WATKINS now available in book form click here