Kaila - The 2012 coca-cola games kicks off on Friday and ends on Saturday at the tfl national stadium this coming week.
It is the biggest sporting event in the secondary school calendar in Fiji.
Coke games organizer master Vuli Waqa told Kaila! 2204 athletes from 123 schools had confirmed their participation at the games.
"The only zone left is the Nadi zone to send in the names of their athletes and we think their numbers will be depleted because of the recent floods," he says.
The last of the zones, the maritime zone, will be held on Tuesday in Suva.
Because of the recent floods and the road conditions, the annual torch relay had been postponed and the games torch will now only run from the coca-cola factory to the tfl national stadium for the torch lighting ceremony.
The biggest worry so far for the organisers is security, which has been a familiar problem in the past as students from rival schools usually take the rivalries too seriously and end up in brawls and violence.
Master Waqa says Police now will be directly controlling the security at the games, something that was missing last year.
"We personally approached the Police Commissioner who has given them his assurances that Police will be directly in control of security at this year's games."
"Apart from that, we have seen that whenever Police is in control, things seem to end nicely and everyone seem to enjoy the games," Master Waqa says.
The defending champions for the boys division is Suva Grammar School and Adi Cakobau School for the girls division.
Suva Grammar will be aiming for a sixth straight victory in as many years while the Waimanu Kui girls have been winning for more than a decade.
Marist, however, will be out this year to try and end Grammar's reign after the Grammarians edged them out last year.
Bolstered with the return of their champion in Banuve Tabakaucoro and a very good intermediate and senior boys division, Marist is hoping to finally turn the tide this year.
Grammar has been keeping a low profile with their preparations, but statistically and historically, they have always kept in touch with the Flagstaff boys in the lead up to the games.
While these two top schools in the boys division are sure starters to vie for the title, other schools that might spoil crash the parties include the old horses in Queen Victoria School and Ratu Kadavulevu School as well as other dark horses from the West like Natabua High School of Lautoka, Ratu Navula Secondary of Nadi and Xavier College of Ba.