A shortage of certified officials for swimming competitions has forced organizers of the North American Indigenous Games to drop that sport from the upcoming games.
Qualified officials are needed to oversee swimming races and there were not enough available. The games take place in Regina in July.
“We turned over every rock and exhausted every option in order to find those certified swimming officials,” Ron Crowe, CEO of the games, told CBC News. “But unfortunately we’ve come to that conclusion. And it’s time to give our attention to the rest of the sports and activities that will be going on.”