Tonga’s Olympic flag bearer thinking of cyclone-hit homeland “Thank you for all the kind messages of support,” Taufatofua said on his Facebook account Tuesday. “Tonga has been hit very hard by Cyclone Gita resulting in a lot...
IOC considering rotating Youth Olympics between continents as part of targeted hosting approach The move would effectively rule out Africa and South America from hosting the winter version due to a lack of suitable conditions.
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IOC hopeful of new tests to allow longer detection-window revealing doping in endurance sports A total of 16,760 tests have been carried out in winter sports since April 2017 but it remains unclear how many positive cases there have been.
Samoa PM: We’ll do whatever it takes to host Pacific Games next year: In September 2017, the Executive Board of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) unanimously approved the awarding of the hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games to the Pacif...

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Bach claims Pyeongchang 2018 has opened way for South and North Korea to discuss better relationship

Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the IOC Session here tonight, Bach reiterated his thesis about the Olympics being a force for peace while also repeating views uttered at Rio 2016 about the Games changing the lives of local people.

'Nothing's impossible': Tonga’s lone skier strikes out for Olympic glory in South Korea

This week, Taufatofua will become the first Tongan ever to compete in the cross-country event at a Winter Olympics when he straps on his skis in Pyeongchang. But his journey from the beaches of the South Pacific to the starting gate in South Korea has been far from textbook.

Hamilton Sevens: Australia rub salt into New Zealand wounds as Fiji march to glory

The crowds packed the stands at FMG Stadium Waikato for the titanic semi-final tussle Hamilton had been waiting for - and the contest of the two great rugby sevens nations produced an outstanding encounter worthy of the occasion.

15 New Zealand athletes named for Commonwealth Games

The squad was named today and also includes Rio bronze medal-winning pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, who will have up-and-coming vaulter Olivia McTaggart for company.
Seven of the athletes have won either Olympic, Commonwealth, world championship or world university medals.

Pools confirmed for Commonwealth Games 2018

The men’s event features 16 teams, including defending champions South Africa, four-time winners New Zealand, Olympic champions Fiji and hosts Australia.

Vanuatu name Commonwealth Games team

Having been so solid in the Pacific Mini Games in December, Vanuatu will be looking to claim a first ever medal, fielding its strongest team for years with the likes of Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu, Yoshua Shing and Simon Charley all having impressed in the build up to the Games.

Pacific weightlifters search for gold

Apart from Paul Coffa who coaches the 20 resident lifters of the Institute (from different island nations), three of the leading coaches of the region, Jerry Wallwork from Samoa, Joe Vueti from Fiji and Tina Ball from New Zealand are here coaching their own athletes who have qualified for the Games.

Hamilton set for giant weekend of rugby

Hamilton is the new stage for this year’s New Zealand round, and is set to welcome more than 50,000 fans through its doors on 3-4 February. Much like the tournament, teams will look at this as a fresh opportunity to get valuable points which will help them climb the series table and improve their Rugby World Cup Sevens seedings ahead of San Francisco in July.

Fiji 7s coach says captain's departure an "opportunity" for others

Gareth Baber said he had been kept in the loop about his skipper's plans. "I'd spoken to Osea several times over the last year about where he was looking at for his future and he is at that stage of his career where obviously his value is important to him, in terms of creating a future for his family," he said.

RWC Sevens 2018 fans urged not to miss out following strong first week of ticket sales

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “This is very encouraging for the tournament. To sell that many tickets in the very first week shows just how many people in the Bay Area and beyond are looking forward to experiencing Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.

Buenos Aires 2018 “parks concept” to take Youth Olympic Games to the next level

To maximise public participation, the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (BAYOGOC) confirmed that access to the four parks will be free, and participants will be able to experience a fusion of elite sport competition, music, culture and arts festivals, sport initiation, showcasing and educational programmes.

Los Angeles has more public support than Paris for 2024 Olympics, IOC Evaluation Commission report d

A public opinion poll commissioned by the IOC found levels of 85 per cent support in the capital city itself and 79 per cent across France in 2005 when Paris bid unsuccessfully for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Los Angeles is warned about the importance of the "successful implementation" of a Games transport strategy, including the Olympic Route Network if the Games is to be pulled-off

Matai’s diary from Rio Olympic Village


Matai’s diary from Rio Olympic Village


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.

Voices of the Athletes spreads anti-doping message

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.

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!

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.

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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