BY ROMULUS HUTA
The 17-member delegation of One Team Solomon left the country yesterday for Argentina to take part in next week’s Youth Olympic Games.
The third edition of the Games will run from October 6 to 18 in Buenos Aires.
A Solomon Islands contingent comprised 12 athletes and 5 officials across three sports namely futsal, athletics and weightlifting.
Futsal has 10 players and two officials while one athlete each represents athletics and weightlifting.
All the delegates are being accompanied by two officials from the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) which includes Chef de Mission Morris Maitaki and Athletes Commission representative Helen Aumae.
Maitaki left earlier for Buenos Aires last Friday afternoon.
The Chef De Mission’s earlier departure was to attend the soft opening of the event which was held Wednesday.
Speaking onbehalf of the delegation, Ms Aumae said they are proud to represent the country.
“We aim to represent the country in the true spirit of sportsmanship as all of us are proud ambassadors of Solomon Islands.
“The YOG is a big event and we hope to produce some good results during the course of the Games.”