SUVA, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 ( FIJI TV) ----FASANOC and its Presenting Partner, BSP, hosted the 2015 Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and Fiji Olympic Order at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva
For this prominent and outstanding event, FASANOC was honoured to welcome the Guest Speaker former President Sir Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. HE Sir Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is no stranger to the sporting world in Fiji following on from his father, the late Ratu Sir Edward Cakobau in pursuing sports from a young age.
During his formative years at school he played rugby. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was an ardent supporter of sports and fitness with special interest in the annual Sukuna Bowl Rugby clash with the police.
The event culminated with the induction to Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and conferring of Fiji Olympic Order.
Hall Of Fame inductee is one such athlete that has been seen as upholding the values of true sportsmanship and the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence on and off the field. Vaciseva Tavaga was part of Team Fiji athletics whose accomplishments speak for themselves.
Fiji Olympic Order
John Anthony Moore
Tony Moore as his commonly known served his country outstandingly, both on the field as a sportsman and off as a Sports Administrator with notable achievements being the 100 yards champion from 1927 to 1938 and having played rugby for Fiji captaining the side at the age of 21.
Tony Senior was born in 1908 in Labasa before being called to rest in 1994.
Meanwhile Vijendra Pal Sharma fondly known as VP Sharma became the first Fiji person to ever officiate at an Olympic Games.
VP Sharma represented Fiji at various IWF, OWF and CWF tournaments at his own costs and also paid most of Fiji’s affiliation fees to these organisations, at his own personal cost, and all for the love of the sport of weightlifting.
FASANOC sincerely thanks its Presenting Partner, BSP for its support this year. FASANOC also especially pays tribute to the “super athletes” of the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and the outstanding sports administrators who have been recognized in the Fiji Olympic Order Program.....PACNEWS