Talk:Isle & City Games

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Filling Historical Hosting Slots

I really liked this concept for the Isle & City games. I have been indecisive about whether I wanted Tárrases to be host to one of the competitions, but I noticed they are filling up, and now only one slot is left. If there are other countries interested I don't want to take the last historical empty slot (2012), but if no one else is interested, I think I'd like to have Tárrases to have hosted, if others think it's plausible.--Happy mapping - Luciano (talk) 01:04, 24 August 2016 (CEST)

The same works for me. I suggested Brugas to host the 2016 Games because I'd really like to create the infrastructure and a nice wiki page with the results, but I didn't get an answer there, so I just wrote it on the page. If there's someone else more interested, we can talk and find a common solution! And Tárrases would be a great host as well! Go for it! :) --deltanz (talk) 01:17, 24 August 2016 (CEST)
Sorry I didn't reply to your messages. You are more than welcome to host an ICG in your nation. Tárrases looks ideal for a games so go ahead and claim the last remaining one in the past. Myrcia (talk) 01:10, 25 August 2016 (CEST)
If there is more demand, seeing all the slots will be full, could the games be held annually rather than biannually? --Udilugbuldigu (talk) 16:20, 25 August 2016 (CEST)
I don't see why not. Myrcia (talk) 17:04, 25 August 2016 (CEST)
I suppose the other alternative would be to extend the games back in time to say 2002 or 2000--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 18:51, 25 August 2016 (CEST)

Number of athletes

My question about the Games is the number of athletes. If I am not wrong, Rio 2016 was around 14.000, or less... Maybe Isle & City Games, with only small country and regions, would have +/-4.000 maximum. My opinion... What do you think?? -- BMSOUZA (talk) 05:02, 24 August 2016 (CEST)

I agree completely! I wrote down 10,000 at first, but that doesn't make sense at all. Guess we should wait for the number of countries that will apply and then think of something more reasonable! --deltanz (talk) 06:06, 24 August 2016 (CEST)
Yes, sorry, I had no idea what would be realistic. The Commonwealth Games have around 4,500 athletes, the Island Games have 3,000. Somewhere around there is probably realistic. Will amend it to 4,000 athletes for now.. Myrcia (talk) 01:12, 25 August 2016 (CEST)


Myrcia's original diary entry read 'The host nation selects 25 events to host which can range from sailing to decathlon to lacrosse.' I've taken this to mean that there are different sports in each edition of the games, depending on what sports the host country plays. So there are some 'local' sports events, but some events that would be held in every edition. The 2006 edition is up now - what do people think? There are some fairly obscure sports, 18 in total - but that makes about 60 different individual events. --Udilugbuldigu (talk) 18:51, 25 August 2016 (CEST)

I imagined it being similar to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. You can't really decide not to host athletics or swimming events but you have some leeway about whether you host beach volleyball or slalom canoe or handball (no offence to those sports!). Because the host cities will be smaller than for the Geolympics it gives them the opportunity to host the games even if they don't have the facilities for canoeing or beaches for volleyball. Myrcia (talk) 12:38, 4 September 2016 (CEST)
I think, since it isn't the Olympics, that some leeway can be given to make it something other than an inferior version of the Geolympiad for smaller countries. I deliberately picked an early edition - the 2006 Isle & City Games - as an early edition might have been less likely to be formalised. This edition has 7 'non-standard' sports (ones that have never been in real olympics, including squash). It has the expected sports - athletics, watersports, sailing etc - but I also saw that the 2010 edition that is up had non-standard events in the athletics etc, e.g. a 300m event. I think that could make a good mix.--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 13:49, 4 September 2016 (CEST)