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Sasser shines through in Rio Weightlifting.

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Opening spectacle hits a few home truths for the Marshall Islands

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Colleen Furgeson is ready to make a splash for Team MHL

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Giordan Harris is looking to build on previous Olympic experience.

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Mattie Sasser is lifted by Rio experience.

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Marshall Islands welcomed into their home from home

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Marshallese Weightlifters are World Class at the Oceania Championships

Coach Mack Capelle said, “The coaches for the others lifters were waiting to see if we would decrease Mattie’s first lift, and we were waiting to see if they would increase their lifters’ weights. When they didn’t increase the first attempts for their lifters, we felt confident that Mattie had a great chance of winning the championship.
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Mattie Wins Silver in Reno

Marshall Islands weightlifter Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser made history for the RMI at the American Open earlier this month, beating 64 of the best women weightlifters in the US to win a silver medal, while breaking an Oceania Junior record that has stood for 14 years.
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Beach Volleyball is Finally Here!

The Beach Volleyball concept is finally here! The Marshall Islands Volleyball Federation (MIVF) has been taking steps to make this dream come true and will be introducing beach volleyball to the youth of Majuro this summer.
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North Pacific OSEP Orientation Concluded

“Baa-aam” Danny screamed and smirked at Corrine as he slowly was filling out his evaluation form wrapping up the whole week of the OSEP North Pacific Staff Orientation.
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Marshalls Gains Level 1 Coaches Certified in Table Tennis

Dec. 11, 2013 - Marshall Islands Table Tennis Federation (MITTF) has had the opportunity to add a total of 8 coaches who have or will complete the 50 hours of coaching required for becoming internationally recognised Level 1 Coaches certified by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
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RMI's Mattie Sasser Excels at Mini Games

This marks RMI’s first weightlifting medals at a Pacific Games and the most medals won by a Marshallese athlete at a Pacific Games. Mattie came in second only to Jenlyn Tegu Wini, a 30-year old veteran lifter from Solomon Islands, who competed last summer at the London Olympic Games.
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Pacific Mini Games - Jason Sam Brings Home Gold

In the months leading up to his Pacific Mini Games gold medal, Jason Sam benefitted from world-class taekwondo training at the National Taiwan Sport University (NTSU). His schedule included two-a-day training sessions that were two and a half hours each, Monday through Friday, daily match fights with other NTSU students, and regular tournaments with other schools.
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Coaching, Referee Clinic by Annie La Fleur

Annie La Fleur spent a week in Majuro to conduct Basketball Referee/Coaching Clinics. Right away, she got out into the community visiting Laura Elementary School for the coaching clinic with Mouj Lewi, the National Basketball Development Officer for the Marshall Islands. During La Feur's visit, Lewi organized referee clinics as well as a score-table clinic that were presented by Sailass Katton fro
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Four RMI Athletes, 16 Medals!

In past years, countries regularly on the podium have been PNG, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. This year, day one and the morning of day two of the championship found Marshall Islands dominating the podium, and many competitors, coaches and officials commented that RMI is now a force to be reckoned with in Oceania.
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Coach Newell/Pacific Partnership B-Ball Exhibition

Last week the amphibious dock landing ship, the USS Pearl Harbor anchored in the Majuro lagoon. Onboard the US Navy vessel were Pacific Partnership participants from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and New Zealand. Pacific Partnership is a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and non-governmental organiz
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MEMOS Communications, Social Media Module

As a part of the Communications and Social Media module, the MEMOS XVI class was asked to develop a one-minute Youtube promotional video for the MEMOS program and, using their social media networks, try to make the video go viral in 24 hours.
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Gold medal for Marshall's teenage weightlifter

Courtesy of ABC Radio Australia

2016 Rio Olympics are in sight for a 16 year old Marshall Islands teenager Mathlynn "Mattie" Sasser.
The female weightlifter is now number one in her weight class in the 20-and-under junior division of Oceania after winning gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

She beat lifters from Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Fiji to win the gold in a combined class of 58kg and 63kgs
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Level 2 Basketball Coaching Clinic

Just completed this week was the Basketball Coaching Level 2 Clinic. This is the first Level 2 clinic in Majuro, and the only one ever offered in the region. The clinic was taught by former NBA Coach and hall of famer, Coach Tom Newell.
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BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout - Women's Champs

In the women's championship, it looked like Majuro would run away to a blow out win after it ended the first quarter up 14-4 over Arno.
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BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout - Men's Champs

Team Lae won the men's championship in the BOMI 12th Ralik Ratak Shootout Basketball Tournament on December 22, 2012. In second was Team Namu and third was won by Team Rongelap.
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Coaching Clinic Held in Majuro

Australian Basketball Coach Paul Goriss arrived in Majuro Thursday (November 15) morning to lead a clinic session with local coaches, most of whom coach elementary, middle and high school teams in Majuro. Goriss, from the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, is running a series of coaching clinics for men and women coaches for a week.
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VIDEO: Marshall Islands Olympic Games Overview.

By The Reporters' Academy
The Games of the 30th Olympiad have now come to an end, and the Marshall Islands second Olympics was one full of good memories.
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Marshallese Haley Nemra run's with Pride

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy
800m runner Haley Nemra of the Marshall Islands competed in her second Olympics, despite operation on her Achilles just over a year ago.

Haley told me of her struggle to get back fit and how the race was from her point of view.
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Marchallese Nemra's Injury is her Achilles Heel

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy
The final competitor for the Marshall Islands, Haley Nemra, has competed in round 1 of the 800 meters at the Olympic Stadium in London. Haley was running against the likes of the 2011 world champion Mariya Savinova and the USA star Alice Schmidt.
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The Marshall Islands show their heritage.

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy
06-08-2012

Many years and months of planning goes into the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, and London was no exception. With the world watching, everything is planned to detail. Everyone has their views on the style and substance of the proceedings but it is also the chance for each of the 204 nations to showcase themselves.
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Proud to be a Marshall Islands' Olympian

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy
04.08.2012

An Olympic debut is often the highlight of young athletes’ careers, and for Timi Garstang of the Marshall Islands, it was no exception. Timi competed in the men’s 100 metre preliminary rounds, in the second heat , lane three.

“My coach told me to go out, do my best and to keep running to the finish line.” Timi unfortunately finished last in his heat with a time of 12.81 seconds, over 2 seconds slower than the fastest qualifier, for Timi that wasn’t good enough.
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Oceania’s latest Olympians take to the track.

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy

The eyes of the Pacific Islands were drawn to the Olympic Stadium as 9 Oceania athletes took to the track for the men’s 100m preliminary rounds. Athletes from Tonga, Palau, Tuvalu, The Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, The Solomon Islands, Kiribati and The Cook Islands all took part in the 4 heats.
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Marshallese Giordan Recovers to Set Personal Best

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy.
02. 08.2012

“I’m glad I got a personal best, the fastest I’ve ever gone, and I’m glad I did it at the London 2012 Olympics and I did it with my country’s flag on my back.” These were the words of Giordan Harris, a 50m freestyle swimmer from the Marshall Islands, just minutes after his Olympic debut here in London.
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VIDEO: Getting ready for action with The Marshall Islands.

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy
We caught up with 50m freestyle swimmer Ann-Marie Hepler and 100m sprinter Timi Garstang, a week before they competed at their first Olympic Games.

The athletes were both attending a delegation meal on the Thames with the President of The Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak. We asked how training was going, and what they are hoping to achieve whilst competing.
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VIDEO: Team Marshall Islands Reflect on the 30th Olympic Opening Ceremony

This film was produced by Lewis of The Reporters' Academy.

We met up with 50m Freestyle swimmer Giordan Harris and 800m runner Haley Nemra, and got their thoughts on the opening ceremony and what was going through their minds as the world was watching.
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Welcome to the Olympics Team Republic of Marshall Islands

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy
26/07/12

With less than 2 days before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) got their first taste of what London has to offer with a team welcoming ceremony to the athlete’s village.
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VIDEO: Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak supports Marshallese Olympic athletes

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy
We spoke to Christopher Loeak, President of The Marshall Islands, down at Tower Bridge to get his thoughts on the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.

President Loeak was attending a meeting with The Marshall Islands Olympic team on the Thames.
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The Marshallese March to the Tune of the Games

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy
28/7/2012

Imagine carrying your country’s flag into the world’s biggest sporting event, being watched by an estimated four billion people. Haley Nemra of The Marshall Islands was lucky enough to share the honour of flag bearer with the likes of, tennis star Novak Djokovic, fastest man alive Usain Bolt and 4 times gold medallist Chris Hoy.
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VIDEO: An update on Team RMI - The Marshall Islands.

We spoke to Marshallese swimmer Giordan Harris and 800m runner Haley Nemra at the Oceania public welcome event, here in London, to catch up on how preparations are going ahead of the Games and how they are finding life in the athletes village.

At this public event, all 15 islands took the chance to announce their countries flag bearer for the Olympic opening ceremony, The Marshall Islands were proud to present Haley Nemra, who also competed in the Beijing Olympics, as their flag bearer.
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VIDEO: Marshallese Swimmers to Compete in the 2012 London Olympics [video]

Here is a video of the swimmers that will be representing the Marshall Islands in the 2012 London Olympics, produced by The Reporters Academy.
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MINOC, CMI Host STOP HIV Training in the Marshall Islands

From June 26-29, Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee (MINOC) and College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) hosted the first Sports Training & Outreach Program HIV (STOP HIV) workshop led by Margaret Eastgate and co-facilitated by the MINOC Office Administrator and Sport Education Development Officer, Amy Sasser and FSMNOC Sport Education Program Coordinator, Cassidy Shoniber.
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COUNT DOWN TO LONDON 2012: 100 DAYS TO GO

Ebon Women's Volleyball Team
During the RMI Constitution Day National Games, in which the nation celebrates our independence through sports competitions, there was another important celebration: the countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games had reached 100 days left.
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MISEP VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

MINOC Treasurer Tony Muller and Secretary General Terry Sasser provided words of encouragement to the young participants, their communities, and to the MISEP Team and volunteers.

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Just short of the Mark at NC2011

Team Marshall Islands athletes reached new levels in their performances at the New Caledonia 2011 Pacific Games. Our team consisted of three swimmers and one runner. Personal bests were achieved by nearly all of the athletes that were sent to compete.

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MISEP at First RMI Youth Festival

YF - Athletics - 200M

The first RMI Youth Festival was held in the first week of August, with Marshall Islands Sport Education Program (MISEP) coordinating the sports tournaments. During the week, Youth Festival participants gathered at the International Convention Center for conferences that outlined today's social and environmental issues, ranging from climate change to HIV/AIDS. The Youth Festival Organizing Committee agreed to have MISEP run the tournaments, which were held in the evenings shortly after their conferences at Delap Elementary School and the old Weather Station.

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Marshall Islands Sport Education Program

OSEP Director Sainimili (“Millie”) Lavenia Talatoka visited Majuro on May 18-28 for the roll out of MINOC’s Marshall Islands Sport Education Program (MISEP) Program. Talatoka conducted a number of Training Programs, which have been specifically designed to provide a community-based approach to sport education by developing flexible, relevant and modern curricula and training support resources in the areas of coaching, officiating and administration training.

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Sports Medicine Course

A Basic Sport Medicine Course took place in Majuro November 25, 26, 27 and 29 run by Dr. Caleb Otto of Palau and Dr. Catherine Wong of Fiji. This capacity-building training opportunity was conducted under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission and funded by the Olympic Solidarity and is intended to educate doctors, physiotherapists, trainers and coaches with practical and clinical scientific training in sport medicine.

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