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Island Games are about to begin

Three thousand athletes from 24 Island nations, including the Isle of Man, are pouring into the Isle of Wight for the 14th NatWest Island Games.

Lord Coe will perform the opening ceremony tomorrow (Saturday) evening, and the first competitions in the week-long event get under way the following morning.

Two hundred and thirty-six Manx athletes are hoping to put in their best performances yet across 14 different sports.

Manx Radio's sports editor Tim Glover has been asking local people how big an event it is for the Isle of Wight:

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