If the Northern Marianas Islands officially begs off from hosting the 2006 Micronesian Games, the quadrennial event will be scrapped altogether. Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association president Michael White announced this during a meeting with members of the 2006 Micro Games Organizing Committee.
White said he recently met with Micronesian Games Council president Bill Keldermans, who informed him of the council’s decision.
“If we don’t want the Games, then there will be no Games this year,” White said, citing that the council thought Palau and Guam would be willing to host the Games which events will be downsized. "They’re willing to give us until next Monday for a decision.”
White added that if the CNMI government decides to host the Games, all events must be played within a nine-day span.
“[Keldermans] wants the Games kept in nine days, and that will keep the expenses down,” he said. “So we’ll have a weekend, then the five weekdays, and another weekend.”