MAJORITY of the athletes in the Team Fiji contingent fly out of the country tonight to participate in the ninth Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna.
The team leaves at 10pm on a chartered Fiji Airways flight from Nadi International Airport.
Fiji will participate in all eight sports — athletics, beach volleyball, rugby sevens, sailing, tae kwon do, outrigger canoe (va'a), volleyball and weightlifting —at the 10 day-long event.
The opening ceremony will be on Monday, athletics will be held from Tuesday to Friday, beach volleyball from September 6 to 10, rugby sevens on September 10 and 11, sailing from September 3 to 12, tae kwon do on September 9 and 10, va'a from September 3 to 6, volleyball from September 3 to 11 and weightlifting from September 3 to 5.
A total of 104 gold medals will be stake at the event and Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro has guaranteed he will bring back three gold medals.
Rugby sevens is another gold medal prospect and they will face stiff competition from Samoa, Tonga and Papua New Guinea.
Twenty-two countries will take part at the event and the Marshalls Island is making a return after missing out on the 2009 event at Raratonga in the Cook Islands.