Olympian and International Olympic Committee member visits Yap

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Colonia, Yap. Yap’s native daughter, Olympic boxer Jennifer Chieng, and Baklai Temengil who holds the titles of Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs for Palau, Secretary General of the Palau National Olympic Committee Board, the first woman Vice President for the Oceania National Olympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, were in Yap for a weeklong visit recently as a lead up to the 2018 MicroGames. They met with government officials, local high school and college students, members of the Yap Women’s Association and the Neighboring Islands Women’s Association, as well as community-based women’s and youth associations to promote opportunities for women and girls in sports and sports leadership roles and encourage everyone to volunteer for next year’s MicroGames. Funding was provided by the FSM National Olympic Committee.