June 24, 2014 5:06 pm

North American Indigenous Games forced to cancel swimming events

Swimming will be a no go at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina this summer.

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REGINA – Swimming will be a no go at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina this summer.

NAIG officials have decided to cancel all swimming events at this year’s games due to a lack of certified swim officials available to support the event.

“These decisions are not taken lightly and we have exhausted all opportunities to meet the conditions for a sanctioned swimming event,” said Ron Crowe, CEO of the NAIG Host Society.

“Despite this setback, we are well positioned to conduct 14 other sport events and host all participants at the Cultural Village at the First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina.”

This is the second event to be cancelled at this year’s games. It was previously announced that boxing events would be cancelled due to low registration.

Regina is hosting the 2014 NAIG games and will host atheletes and coaches from 21 regions in North America.

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