ONOC's Olympic Book - Now Available

Fiji's Leslie Copeland & Dr Robin Mitchell
Vanuatu's Joslin enjoying seeing her team in print!

Oceania National Olympic Committees have commissioned a book to reflect the journeys that our Pacific Island athletes made towards London 2012.

The journeys have been documented in a book called “Oceania – An Odyssey to the Olympic Games” jointly produced by The Reporters’ Academy and Oceania National Olympic Committees.

We have documented 20 stories telling the inspiring, behind the scenes stories of Pacific island athletes who made the journey to train and compete at London 2012.

“The greatest lesson throughout this book is the true Olympic legacy to be glimpsed. These are inspirational stories …” from the foreword by Dr Robin Mitchell,president of Oceania National Olympic Committees

Chapters include:

  • Lee Boo, prince of Palau
  • Inspiring a new generation
  • The Opening Ceremony of London 2012
  • A Pacific island in the heart of London
  • High emotion amid stirring achievement
  • The emergence of Vanuatu’s Beach Volleyball Women
  • Iliesa Delana: Oceania’s first ever gold medallist
  • A traditional island dance for two Kiribati boxers
  • Schools link up across the oceans
  • Pride in representing Papua New Guinea
  • Coaching one big judo family
  • Riding the Olympic waves: Giordan Harris and the Marshallese
  • Leslie Copeland, Fijian javelin thrower
  • Eager to learn: four boxers of Nauru
  • Four Oceania swimmers together all the way
  • The view from the London Organising Committee
  • Reflections in the Pacific (Dr Robin Mitchell & Rob Young MBE)
  • ‘Where youth produced’ – The Reporters’ Academy

Proceeds from the sale of ‘Oceania – An Odyssey to the Olympic Games’ book go towards developing sport in Oceania via ONOC. Buy Here!

 If you have any questions about the book please email TheCrew@TheReportersAcademy.com


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