2015 Island Games

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2015 Island Games
2015 Island Games.png
Host  Jersey
Teams participating 24 islands
Athletes participating 3,000
Events 14 sports
Opening ceremony 27 June 2015
Closing ceremony 3 July 2015
Officially opened by William Bailhache
Main venue FB Fields
Website www.jersey2015.com
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The XVI Island Games (also known as the 2015 NatWest Island Games for sponsorship reasons) was held in Jersey, Channel Islands, from 27 June to 3 July 2015.[1] This was the second time that the island has hosted the games, the first being in 1997.

The week long event saw around 3,000 competitors from 24 islands[2] take part in 14 sports.[3] The official mascot of the games was a real life infant silverback gorilla named Indigo who lives at Durrell Wildlife Park in Trinity, Jersey.[4]

Participating islands[edit]

24 island entities of the IIGA, from Europe, South Atlantic and the Caribbean area, competed in these Games.[5]

Sports[edit]

110m hurdles men finals at FB Fields on 30 June 2015.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport.

  • Note: Archery and table tennis make their return to the Island Games. However, gymnastics and squash were dropped from these Games.
  • Medal table[edit]

    Final medal table.[6]

    Key:

      The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
    Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1  Jersey 50 54 29 133
    2  Isle of Man 34 27 29 90
    3  Guernsey 28 25 42 95
    4  Faroe Islands 18 18 24 60
    5  Gotland 17 8 16 41
    6  Cayman Islands 14 11 8 33
    7  Isle of Wight 10 13 12 35
    8  Saare County 7 9 4 20
    9  Western Isles 7 6 5 18
    10  Shetland 6 8 9 23
    11  Gibraltar 6 5 6 17
    12  Bermuda 5 7 4 16
    13 Anglesey Ynys Môn 5 0 3 8
    14  Åland Islands 3 9 12 24
    15  Menorca 3 6 6 15
    16  Hitra 2 3 4 9
    17  Sark 1 1 2 4
    18  Rhodes 1 1 0 2
    19  Greenland 1 0 0 1
    20  Orkney 0 2 3 5
    21  Falkland Islands 0 2 0 2
    22  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 0 0 1 1
    23  Alderney 0 0 0 0
     Frøya 0 0 0 0
    Total 218 215 219 652

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "Jersey.com page about the games". Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
    2. ^ "Statistics from the official website". Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
    3. ^ "The sports section of the official website". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
    4. ^ Indigo's page on the Durrell website
    5. ^ "Participating Islands to Jersey 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
    6. ^ Official Medal Table

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