By Ruci Farrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanuatu is ready to host up to 2,000 athletes and officials for the Pacific Mini Games at Korman Stadium next week.
Korman Stadium. Photo/ Van2017.
Pacific Mini Games CEO Clint Flood says schools have been fitted with 1,600 beds, chefs are on standby to cook for up to 1,000 people a day and China has provided 25 buses for transportation.
Flood says it is also symbolic that the Queen's Baton Relay carrying the Queen's message for the Commonwealth Games will pass through the Pacific Mini Games.
"It's going to be featured fairly prominently in some of the things we're going to be doing with the Games," he says. "Half-time shows during football in some of the matches, we've got a big festival stage... It just turns out really well that during the Pacific Games that the QBR is here."
The football competition kicks-off on Friday, before Monday's official opening.