Sport: Currency slide could hit Games athletes

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ISLAND GAMES athletes could be forced to pay an extra £200 each for Gotland 2017 following recent slumps in the value of the Pound.

Exchange rates have made for unpleasant reading in the UK after the country voted to leave the European Union in June, with the Pound dropping to a 168-year low in the currency markets earlier this month.

Games athletes were originally given a figure of approximately £1,100 each, but charter flights, booked in euros, and accommodation, reserved in Swedish Krona, are yet to be paid for.

'It could be as much as £200 more per person if it stays the same.'

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