FSMIS (May 30, 2014): On May 22nd, a legislation became Public Law No. 18-55 for the purpose of appropriating a total of $400,000 from the general fund of the Federated States of Micronesia to provide funding for athletes and coaches from the four States in the FSM to participate at the 2014 Micronesian Games.
The appropriation is divided equally among the four States. Share for the State of Yap may also cover expenses for a group of dancers going to an international cultural festival also this summer.
The respective State Governors are the allottees for the funds.
The signing message from the Executive indicates, "The Micronesian Games continue to promote unity among our island neighbors and foster good sportsmanship in our young people".
The 8th Micronesian Games will be held in Pohnpei for ten days, staring on July 20th. The State of Pohnpei had previously hosted the Micronesian Games back in 2002.