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Indian Ocean Island Games

Jeux des Óles de l'océan Indien

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[Indian Ocean Island Games flag]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 18 August 2013

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The Indian Ocean Island Games (French: Jeux des Óles de l'océan Indien) is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from Indian Ocean islands. The Games was adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1976 and currently gather the islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion and the Maldives. The first Games was held in 1979 in Saint Denis, Réunion.
The objectives of the games is to contribute to regional cooperation through the development of sport in the region, build friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the islands of the Indian Ocean, in the spirit of Olympism. Allow athletes to have every four years, a competition whose interest and level are commensurate with the real sport of the region, create a regional event whose repercussions will ensure the infrastructure development of countries in the area that lags far behind.
Zoltan Horvath, 18 August 2013

The Flag

Its flag is light blue with its logo, which consists of white and grey letters of Games name abbreviation, and four interlaced rings coloured red and green placed over the letters.
Mayotte athletes marched under JIOI flag: 
Images of flag: 
Zoltan Horvath, 18 August 2013