One participant delivers a diving serve in a game of volleyball at the 'MINIstry Games' on Thursday. CISNOC/21070516
The Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) hosted the MINIstry Games at the Avatiu Field on Thursday last week, where an excellent display of sportsmanship, friendship and Olympism was shown.
event concluded the Olympic Week which was celebrated by a different event each
week to promote healthy living and staying active.
ministries took part which included Cook Islands Investment Corporation, Cook
Islands Police Service, the Ministry of Corrective Services, the Ministry of
Internal Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Ministry of
Agriculture, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport, National Environment
Services, Seabed Minerals and the Office of the Prime Minister.
Lewis, secretary general for CISNOC, said: “Everyone really enjoyed themselves,
great to see them outside of their usual working spaces and enjoying each
other’s company. Everyone showed great team spirit and it was just great to see
the excellence of the public services.”
added that the team at CISNOC are looking forward more events so they can get
people out of their offices and about moving.
us it's about getting people out and active and displaying values of
friendship, respect and excellence, which was exactly what was displayed on the
day,” Lewis said.
were 20 teams altogether formed by the different ministries. They took part in
games of touch, volleyball, and lastly tug of war, which was the big event of
the day in which every team showed particular competitiveness and enthusiasm to
to Lewis, this year’s Olympic Week was the biggest they had ever done.
took a lot of work but everyone got into the spirit of Olympism and we are
really grateful for all the support we got,” he said.
said they cannot express enough gratitude to the HOM’s (heads of ministries)
for coming on board and for all their help. They also thanked Public Service
Commissioner Carl Hunter and Avatiu Club for providing the venue.