Mauritius will be hosting the Indian Ocean Island Games 2019. The president of the international board of the games, Philippe Hao Thyn Voon, made the announcement today, August 5, on Radio Plus.
Agreement in principle has been reached among the islands participating in the games – the responsibility of the next events, which will be held in 4 years’ time in 2019, will fall upon the shoulders of one of the Mascarene Islands, Mauritius.
A committee will meet up on Thursday to approve of the decision.
It was initially thought that the Comoro Islands would host the games in 2019. However, the latter had not made any statement concerning being the next host. Philippe Hao Thyn Voon is reported by DefiMedia.info to have said that they interpret the lack of response from the Comoros to mean that they are not interested in organising the games.