Fiji Olympic Order


2017 Fiji Olympic Order - Filimoni Vuli Waqa

Vuli Waqa as he is commonly known has been heavily involved in the sport of Athletics in Fiji since 1979.more

2017 Fiji Olympic Order - Benjamin Ryan, OF

Ben Ryan, OF stamped his mark as the Fiji Rugby Sevens Head Coach from 2013 - 2016.more

2015 Fiji Olympic Order - Vijendra Pal Sharma

Vijendra Pal Sharma fondly known as VP Sharma was, until 2014, the only Fiji Official to have achieved a Category 1, the highest level in International Refereeing in the sport of weightlifting.more

2015 Fiji Olympic Order - John Anthony Moore

In his day, John Anthony Moore, known to most, as Tony Moore, was highly respected and admired for the tireless work he contributed towards the betterment of sport in Fiji.more

2014 Fiji Olympic Order - Christopher Yee

Christopher Dard Keung Yee has been the passion and life of several Fiji sports for almost twenty years. ...more

2014 Fiji Olympic Order - Bobby Tikaram

Bobby Tikaram has devoted more than 30 years of his life to administration of sport at local, district provincial, national and international level. His highly public profile in sport spanning several decades has been an inspiration to sports persons in all walks of life.more

2013 Fiji Olympic Order - Vidhya Lakhan

VIDHYA LAKHAN - for the past 34 years, has been the pillar of strength and stability, in the transformational change of sports in Fiji and the Pacific. He has played an instrumental leadership role in creating accountability, transparency and professionalism within FASANOC and the Pacific Games Council.more

2012 Fiji Olympic Order - Dr Jagdish Maharaj


Dr. Maharaj’s nomination from the Fiji Paralympic Committee cites he “has contributed immensely and extensively to Sports Development, Sports Administration, Management, Sports Medicine and Classification since 1979 with both able-bodied as well as disabled sports at local, regional and international levels, including the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.”more

2012 Fiji Olympic Order - Horace Petersen


This recipient is well remembered for his high standards for users of the Olympic Pool in Suva, Mr. “P” as he was fondly known by his swimmers, went from initially supervising the pool and teaching morning swim classes for toddlers and youngsters to becoming head coach of Suva’s only swimming club, Dolphin, in 1971-1995 and from 1979 to 1992 as the National Head Coach of Fiji Swimming.more

2011 Fiji Olympic Order - Cathy Wong

The involvement in sport for this year’s recipient dates back to school days where not being selected as a player for her preferred sport, she opted to focus on doing what she had trained for, to assist sports people off the field in the area of sports medicine....more

2010 Fiji Olympic Order - Atma Maharaj

Atma Maharaj - an intelligent strategic thinker.  These are the words the recipient was described as in his nomination.  He very aptly uses his great intelligence and his abilities as a strategic thinker for the benefit of sport and has demonstrated this on many occasions.

JD Maharaj

2009 Jitendra Durga (JD) Maharaj

JD Maharaj was without doubt an “Administrator Extraordinaire.” He dedicated close to 40 years of distinguished service to sports at all levels of administration and management with the Fiji Football Association, Suva Soccer Association, FASANOC, Sports Fiji Limited and the 2003 South Pacific Games Organising Committee...more

2009 Dr Robin Mitchell

Dr Robin Mitchell is one of the most respected sports administrators in the Pacific region and one of very few Fiji Sports Administrators to have achieved recognition at both regional and international levels. He has had an illustrious career as a sportsman, a coach, a doctor and a sports administrator, which has seen him reach unprecedented heights for a Pacific Islander...more
2008 Barrie Sweetman

2008 Barrie Sweetman

Barrie has not only contributed and excelled in the areas of Sports Administration and Leadership, spanning over more than 30 years, but has made significant and lasting legacy contributions to sports in Fiji...more
2007 Dr MS Sahu Khan

2007 Dr MS Sahu Khan

Dr M S Sahu Khan is a prominent Ba lawyer by profession, however references to his profession are few and far in between the headlines of football news. Hardly surprising seeing that Dr Sahu Khan has given 38 years of service to Football to date...more
2007 Brian Wightman

2007 Brian Wightman

Brian Wightman was born in Birmingham, England and came to Fiji in 1970 to work for the Education Department. He made significant contributions to sports development within the schools system, the most enduring being the formation of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletic Association whose major event, the Coke Light Games, can be considered the breeding ground of athletic champions...more
Hari Raj Naicker

2006 Hari Raj Naicker - Football (soccer)

1975-91 Held FIFA International Referee Accreditation
1975-02 Fiji Football Referee National Secretary
1980-91 Secretary National Secondary School Football Association
1986 Referee Instructor for Oceania Football Commission
1993 Administrator of the Year, Fiji Football Association
1995 25th Anniversary Independence Medal from Government of Fiji
1997-05 Fiji Football Association Referees Commission
1998 Medal of Order of Fiji, Fiji Government
1999 Justice of Peace
2001 International Olympic Committee for International Year of the Volunteer
2005 Commissioner for Oath
2003 Officer of the Year, St John Ambulancemore
2005 Hector Hatch

2005 Hector Hatch - Boxing

1956 Represented Fiji in 1956 Olympics
1958-92 Served Fiji Amateur Boxing Association as Chairman, Secretary and President
1963 South Pacific Games Technical Officer and Judge
1964 Founder Suva Youth Centre Boxing Club
1964-66 Trainer at Suva Youth Centre Boxing Club
1966-83 Trainer National Team 1966 - 6 Gold at SPG, 1969 - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
1966 Founder Western Division Amateur Boxing Association
1966-69 Secretary and Trainer Western Division Amateur Boxing Association
1971 South Pacific Games Technical Officer and Judge
1979 South Pacific Games Technical Officer and Judge
1983 South Pacific Games Judge
1989 South Pacific Mini Games Judge
2003 South Pacific Games Competition Managermore
2005 Sashi Mahendra Singh

2005 Sashi Mahendra Singh - Football (soccer)

1939-54 Represented Ba and Fiji
1955-69 President Fiji Football Association
1960-79 National Coach for Fiji
1963 Coached Fiji Football at South Pacific Games, gaining Silver Medal
1968-88 Treasurer Oceania Football Confederation
Late 1980s Appointed Coach and Manager Taiwan Football Team
Late 1980s Arranged World Cup Match Australia v Taiwan
Late 1980s Gained Taiwan FIFA recognition
Late 1980s Awarded Gold Medal for recognition from Taiwanese Government
Late 1980s Introduced National League and Inter-District Football to Fiji
1930s-1980s Also contributed to Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, Athletics, Rugby , Boxing and Wrestlingmore
2003 Sophia Raddock

2003 Sophia Raddock - Sport

1955 Captained Women's Hockey Touring Team through New Zealand
1971 Manager Fiji Women's Hockey Team at Fiji's First World Cup Tournament, New Zealand
1970s Secretary Fiji Hockey Association
1970s President Fiji Hockey Association
1970s - present Patron + Life Member Fiji Hockey Association
1979 First Female Assistant Manager Team Fiji at South Pacific Games
1980 Vice President FASANOC
1982-86 Board Member Fiji Sports Council
1985-87 Senior Vice President FASANOC
1987-90 Chairwoman Fiji Sports Council
1987-97 President FASANOC
1992 International Olympic Committee Trophy for Contribution Women in Sport
1992 Chef De Mission, Winter Olympics
1997 Life Member FASANOC
2000 Olympic Ordermore
2002 - Stanley Brown

2002 Stanley Brown - Boxing

1955 Founder Fiji Amateur Boxing Association
1955-77 Served as Administrator, Technical Official, National Referee and National Judge
1963 Official Judge and Referee at South Pacific Games
1966 Official Judge and Referee at South Pacific Games
1966-82 President Fiji Amateur Boxing Association
1969 Official Judge and Referee at South Pacific Games
1966-86 FASANOC Board of Management Delegate for Boxing
1979 Chairman of South Pacific Games Organising Committee
1979-83 President of South Pacific Games
1982-86 FASANOC President
1995 International Olympic Committee Olympic Order recipient for contribution to Sport in Fijimore
2001 Patrick Raddock

2001 Patrick Raddock - Cricket, Hockey, Rugby

Cricket, Rugby, Hockey
1937 Cricket- Represented Suva and Fiji
1939 Cricket - National Tour Team through New Zealand
1945-64 Rugby - Coach Spitfire Rugby Club till European Rugby merged with Fijian Rugby
1947-54 Cricket - Wicketkeeper for National Tour Team
1953-71 Hockey - Coached Men and Women
1954 Cricket - Captained Fiji through New Zealand Tourmore
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