The dice have been rolled.

More than 11,500 AIMS Games intermediate-aged athletes from 368 schools are in Tauranga for the annual six-day event.

It was reported earlier in the week about 800 of those may not be vaccinated against the measles.

Many have come from Auckland, which is in the midst of an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 700 people get sick since January.


The Bay of Plenty and Lakes areas have together had more than 30 cases confirmed this year, with all recent cases linked to Auckland.

On Friday AIMS Games organisers confirmed three teams