Her Majesty The Queen launches Queen’s Baton

Her Majesty The Queen launches Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton on record long global journey.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony today at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.more

CISNOC Celebrates 30 Years

Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee celebrates 30 years of being a member of the International Olympic Committee. 1960 saw the establishment and formation of the Cook Islands Sports Association Inc. and in 1987 became a member of the IOC, was which was known as Cook Islands Sports & Olympic Association (CISOA), 2002 became Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee (CISNOC).more

Dame Valerie Adams guest-speaker at National Sports Awards

Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee are honoured to host Dame Valerie Adams at this year National Sports Awards. Dame Valerie is a frequent traveller to the Cook Islands, and they consisted her as a local. The Sports Awards will be focusing on the achievements of Cook Islands athletes and officials throughout 2016.more

2017 Beach Games a success....

The inaugural week-long Beach Games got underway on Monday 13th February and ran through to Saturday 18th February at the National Beach Volleyball Courts in Nikao. 3 sports made the first Beach Games a success, with Handball, Touch and Volleyball and for next years games, we will see more sports participate and be involved, as Cook Islands prepares for the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games.more

2017 Cook Is. Beach Games Update

Following the outstanding games played yesterday in the Beach Handball comp-etition, Rarotours came out as the winner, just picking it up through a count back on the points for and against, with the following teams 2nd - Jzuu, 3rd - Minions, 4th - PJ's, 5th - Edge and 6th - Legends. congratulations to Cook Islands Handball and to the players for supporting our first ever Beach Games.more

Cook Islands Beach Games

As part of the Kia Orana Festival organised through Cook Islands Tourism, CISNOC organised with a few of the National Federations to host a Beach Games event, with Beach Handball, Beach Touch and Beach Volleyball. CISNOC will be looking at this event being an annual one, with next years being bigger and including a few more sports, like Sailing, Canoeing, Triathlon and Athletics, just a few...more

Sports Administration Course a success

After a week long journey to the beautiful island of Aitutaki, the Sports Administration workshop was a success for the Aitutaki Sports Association and Sports codes. It was a real eye opener especially for the new committee members on each organisation and the main topics re-discussed were on the draws and formats, an area where the participants needed assistance with.more

Plus 1% workshop in Rarotonga

CISNOC Staff along with the President and Secretary General of the Cook Islands CGA are currently in a database workshop currently lectured by the Development Director of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Richard de Groen. The workshop is to help our CGA better organise and collate data information of the various team members to Games and keeping a legacy of information for the organisation.more

2017 Sports Administration Course - Aitutaki

As part of the Sports Development Unit initiatives for 2017, the Sports Manager of CISNOC, Siniva Marsters will be conducting a Sports Administration Course on the island of Aitutaki from the 18th - 23rd January 2017. Main topics to be discussed will include: Introduction to CISNOC, Strategic Planning, Organisations and their roles, draws and formats and Anti Doping.more

Bahamas welcomes Review Committee from the Caribbean and CGF Key Personnel and gears up for delivery

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, the Government of The Bahamas in behind the Organising Committee and CGA, making sure facilities for the games are ready.more

Oceania athletes to join 8th AWG - Sapporo 2017

Kuwait, October 30, 2016: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is delighted to confirm that athletes from the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) will take part in the OCA’s 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, next February.more

Development of Sports in the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Games Association of the Cook Islands are currently present in Edmonton attending workshops on the Development of Sports throughout the Commonwealth. Other topics also being covered on Sports is Gender Equality, Human Rights, Para Sports, Youth Games and Athletes Development.more

New Administration Officer for CISNOC

Another recent appointment for CISNOC is Administration Officer, Melanie Wilson. From the code of Athletics, Melanie Wilson has experience and knowledge in Administration after hosting a successful and regional event for Athletics in 2014. Her duties within CISNOC is to assist the President and Secretary General of CISNOC and daily office responsibilities for the NOC. We welcome Melanie on boardmore

New CGA Administration Officer for CISNOC

CISNOC has currently employed a new person that will take over the affairs of the Commonwealth Games Association from this year to 2018. Augustine Kopa, currently graduated from ICECP Programme from the sport of Aquatics, has been appointed as the CGA Administration Officer for the Cook Islands CGA.more

CGF General Assembly 2016 in Edmonton

Sports leaders from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories have started arriving today in Edmonton, Canada, for the Annual Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly. The 2016 General Assembly, takes place from 5-7 October 2016 at the city’s Chateau Lacombe Hotel. The Secretary General of CISNOC, Robert Graham and Senior Vice President, Anthony Turua is in attendance for Cook Islands.more

Team Cook Islands Rio 2016 Handbook

Available on this website is the official Team Cook Islands Handbook for the Olympic Games 2016. The Handbook features messages from the President of CISNOC, Sports Minister and Chef de Mission, Team Cook Islands to various Olympic Games, Features of the 15 islands and Athlete Profiles of those athletes who attended the Rio Olympic Games.more

Patty, Team Cook Islands’ finest Athlete

Sprinter, Patricia Taea is Team Cook Islands best-performing athlete at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, qualifying for the second round of the Women's 100m Heats, first ever for Cook islands at any Olympics.more

Ranked in the top 20...

Slalom proved to be harder than expected. Bryden and Ella Nicholas put in more than 100 percent.more

COOK ISLANDS, Top 10 Best Dressed Team..

Team Cook Islands were dressed in a green Tav's design out-fit, with the ladies also wearing the head ei (ei katu) traditionally worn throughout the islands for many occasions.more

Cook Islands are Welcomed to the Olympics

Team Cook Islands Welcome and Flag-raising Ceremony was held today 4th August in the Athletes Village, NOC President Hugh Graham and Cook Islands Government representative H.E. Roseline Blake BEM also in attendance.more

Canoe Slalom first up for the Cooks

Bryden Nicholas will be the first Cook Island athlete of the team to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. His Canoe Slalom K1 race is on the 7th August, just two days after the opening ceremony, at the purpose built white water stadium at Deodoro.more

IOC Approves Five new Sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed to add Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Sports Climbing and Surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.more

Oceania National Olympic Committees “We will make it” says IOC President

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident that the 2016 Rio Olympics which starts in a week’s time, will be a success.

“We will make it,” said a confident Bach while addressing Chef de Missions during a morning briefing at the Games Village.more

Cook Islands visit school in Rio

TEAM COOK ISLANDS flag bearer Ella Nicholas and brother Bryden paid a visit to a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as ambassadors of the country in lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games.more

Team Kuki content with Village

TEAM COOK ISLANDS Chef de Mission Robert Graham is satisfied with the accommodation arrangement of the national team for the Rio Olympic Games which starts on Friday next week.more
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What'z On...

Cook Islands National Sports Awards

Date: 19th March 2017 / Time: 5.00pm / Venue: Edgewater Resort & Spa

Nomination forms can be uplifted from the CISNOC office in Nikao, nomination close Wednesday 1st March 2017.

CISNOC Annual General Meeting

Date: 22nd March 2017 / Time: 6.30pm / Venue: Olympic House, Nikao



2017 Events

2017 Upcoming Events


2–3   Rarotonga League 9's

TBC   Netball School Holiday Program


4       Triathlon - Men's Competition

6       Primary School Football Programme Starts

13-18 Kia Orana Festival / Beach Games

18     Junior Netball One Day Tournament

18     Oe Vaka Corporate Race Day

23     Vaka Fight Night / Boxing Cook Islands


1       Netball Domestic Season Starts (8weeks)

1       Primary School Football Senior Competition Starts

11     Triathlon - Women's Competition


20     Rarotonga 5-A-Side Football Competition Starts



30     FIFA FUTURO III Refereeing Course (Football) Starts

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