Matai’s diary from Rio Olympic Village (7) The number of delegations in the Games Village is nearing 200 by Sunday afternoon here in Rio. 206 is the full compliment of nations that make up the International Olymp...
‘One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus’ my favourite song says Cathy Wong Cathy had just completed briefing her team and sent them to dinner while she manned the office when I called for this interview.
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Matai’s diary from Rio Olympic Village (5) Fiji’s Chef de Mission Cathy Wong, NOC attache Archie Watts Farmer and Ravai and his wife from the Fijian Embassy were there to cheer on the Fijian contingent.
Fiji’s NOC attache in Rio is ‘half English, half Fijian’ Three days ago Cathy walks into the Oceania office at the Olympic Village to introduce Archie to the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) team of Natanya Ulia Potoi...

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Matai' diary from Rio Olympic Village (4)

Today has been cloudy, a bit chilly and a slow day for the ONOC team at the Oceania office. There wasn’t any Chef de Missions meeting at 7.30am and so we were based in the village updating all the administrative work, especially room allocations.
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“We will make it” says IOC President

The IOC President flew into Rio yesterday morning and went straight to the Games Village to see first-hand the work being done to have the village ready for the Games.
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Matai's diary from Rio Olympic Village

I mentioned in my last report that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was flying in first thing in the morning to visit the Games Village after all the negative publicity about accommodation since teams were allowed in on July 24.
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IOC President to visit Olympic Village

The news was revealed at lastnight’s Chef de Missions meeting following negative reports by the international press on the unsafe conditions of the accommodations in Rio.
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95 Participants expected at OSEP training in PNG

Up to 95 Pacific sport enthusiasts from government sports offices, 11 national sports federations and sports & physical education teachers will be participating in the Papua New Guinea Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP) scheduled for July 4 to 14, 2016 in Port Moresby.
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Olympic Channel reaches landmark agreements with International Sports Federations

Olympic Channel Services (OCS) today announced that it has to date reached cooperation agreements with 27 International Sports Federations (IFs) to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, marking another significant step on progress toward launch.
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ONOC SG launches new Vanuatu Sports Journalists’ Association

“One of the dreams of Dr Robin Mitchell- President of ONOC is to try to bring the media association to a higher platform to engage us more in the writing of sport and presentation on what’s going on in Pacific sports
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Solomons need $1b to host successful 2023 Pacific Games says PM

Solomon Islands won the bid to host the 2023 Games following a close tussle against Tahiti at the second and final day of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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Australia and NZ given green light to compete in Mini Games

It has been approved that Australia and New Zealand compete in two sports in Vila next year and eight sports for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga. Both countries competed in four sports at the XV Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea last year.
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Vanuatu committed to Mini Games says PM Salwai

PGC president Vidya Lakhan thanked Prime Minister Salwai, the Council of Ministers and the people of Vanuatu for the commitment and assuarance given to the 22 island nations- members of PGC.
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ONOC Assembly in Vila to support VASANOC for Mini Games: Dr Mitchell

“One of the main reasons for having our assembly in Port Vila is to support VASANOC (Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee) prepare for the Mini Games next year,” said ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell.
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Australia and NZ athletes to compete in eight sports at the Pacific Games

Lakhan said the decision to increase the number of sports for Australia and New Zealand to compete comes by the positive feedback from the XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea last year.
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Vanuatu Government committed to hosting 2017 Pacific Mini Games

Fears of the current Vanuatu Government reneging on its commitment to backing the hosting of the 2017 Pacific Games has been laid to rest after a series of meetings between the Host City Contract siganitories in the last 72 hours.
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Top sports administrators gather in Vila for ONOC Assembly

National Olympic Committee and Regional Sporting Federation officials gather in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila for a series of meeting. Delegates from around the region are continuing to arrive for the weeklong of meetings.
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IOC willing to assist FASANOC and ONOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) stands ready to assist Fiji Association of Sports & National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) and Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston which struck Fiji on the weekend ( February 20 & 21).
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Tonga Sports Journalists' Association formed with ONOC assistance

Former Pacific Isands News Association Board member and Tonga Broadcasting Commission journalist- Tapinga Lavemaau has been chosen as the interim president for the newly formed Tonga Sports Journalists' Association. The meeting was conducted by Oceania National Olympic Committee Communications (ONOC) Manager Matai Akauola.
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Olympic winning coach supports Beach volleyball coaching program

Olympic Beach volleyball coach and long time supporter of Vanuatu Beach Volleyball (VVF), Steve Anderson, has arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu to run a training course for ni-Vanuatu beach volleyball coaches
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PNGOC President welcomes formation of Sports Journalists’ Association

NBC Executive Producer Sports Ephata Samuel is the president of the PNGSJA, EMTV’s Jeremy Mogi as vice-president and Quintina Naime from PNGLoop as secretary/treasurer of the newly formed association.
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Voices of the Athletes spreads anti-doping message

SOURCE: www.olympics.com.au
PACIFIC GAMES: As athletes aim for their best performance at the Pacific Games, Voices of the Athletes is using sport as a platform to spread important messages.

Combining anti-doping, HIV awareness and environmental slogans, the group is part of the Oceania National Olympic Committee.
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Basketball leading the way with Stats

FIBA Oceania have created history with the implementation of their LIVE stats program at the 2015 Pacific Games. For those not lucky enough to be in PNG to watch the action LIVE, you have the next best thing - a play by play account of all the action as it happens.

Be sure to checkout the shot chart - pictured - by team or by player. Everything a basketball fan could ever want!
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Two day Olympic forum in Fiji for Chef de Missions

Two day Olympic Forum concludes as Chef de Missions are briefed on Rio Olympic Games and various requirements.
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Fiji's Leslie Copeland & Dr Robin Mitchell

ONOC's Olympic Book - Now Available

Oceania National Olympic Committees have commissioned a book to reflect the journeys that our Pacific Island athletes made towards London 2012. “Oceania – An Odyssey to the Olympic Games” jointly produced by The Reporters’ Academy and Oceania National Olympic Committees.
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