The battle for the hosting rights of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games is now down to three nations after Norfolk Island withdrew its bid due to financial constraints.
The CNMI, Vanuatu, and Nauru are the only three countries left to challenge for the hosting rights of the quadrennial competition.
Norfolk Island Pacific Games Association secretary general Milton Bradley says it is with much regret that their current financial position and has forced them to withdraw from the bid process.
The decision was made after full consultation with the Norfolk Islands government.
The winning bid will be announced during the Pacific Games in New Caledonia in September.