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18th March

Special Olympics: Team Fiji bags three more medals

THREE more medal wins by Team Fiji  has seen them with an overall medal count of seven medals won at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Open water swimmer Aca Kurumi won Fiji’s...

Promoter happy boxing given green light

SOUTH Pacific Boxing promotion has signed Rahul Kumar and Shamal Ram Anuj to battle for the new Boxing Commission of Fiji bantamweight belt scheduled next month. The title contest will be a supporting bout to the much anticipated super welterweight BCF title contest between Sebastian Singh and Ratu Rakuro Dauvavana. The fight was sanctioned by...

17th March

Special Olympics: Four medals in the bag for Team Fiji

THE Special Olympics Fiji team has already achieved a milestone at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi having two gold medals and two silver medals in the bag with just two days of competition completed. Robert Ciril Rabaka 17, won Fiji’s first gold medal in the men’s 50 metres freestyle swimming event while...

Nadal pulls out with injury before Federer semi-final

(Reuters) – Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer. Federer, bidding for his 101st career title and a record sixth Indian Wells crown, received a walkover into the final, where he will play Dominic Thiem, a 7-6(3)...

16th March

Better performance

SIGATOKA Methodist High School and Cuvu College were crowned winners of the 2019 Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone meet at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Sigatoka Methodist won 19 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals followed by Navosa Central College with six gold, eight silver and six bronze medals while St Theresa Secondary School finished...

Wana wins for special fan

WANA Senivono defied all odds as she fulfilled her aim in winning a gold medal for a special fan. The Nawairuku native of Ra won the Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone senior girls 800m final –– an achievement she dedicated to her mum Naomi Seleimoana Waqa. The daily training in the hills of Navosa has paid...

Virisine surprised by zone victory

IT was an emotional win for senior girls 400 metres gold medallist Virisine Macuku of Waidina Secondary School in Naitasiri. The 18-year-old surprised the crowd when she beat her Adi Cakobau School opponent in the last 100 metres of the race to win gold. Macuku ran a time of 1 minute and 4 seconds. Macuku...

LMS, ACS dominate Triple N Zone meet

TRIPLE N Zone giants Adi Cakobau School and Lelean Memorial School both retained their titles at the end of competition yesterday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Adi Cakobau School (ACS) scooped 38 gold, 31 silver and 20 bronze medals to win in the girls division. Lelean Memorial School grabbed 23 gold, 19 silver and...

Athletics – Kenya, Ethiopia urge IAAF not to cut Diamond League races

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan athletics chiefs said on Thursday they would oppose the decision by the sport’s world governing IAAF to cut the 5,000m and 10,000m from the lucrative Diamond League circuit. Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said it was “totally unfair” to drop the two events in which African athletes have traditionally done...

15th March

Skateboarding: Tiny Sky Brown hopes to become Britain’s youngest Olympian

(Reuters) – A 10-year-old girl could become Britain’s youngest Olympian after being selected on Thursday in a team of five skateboarders who will receive UK Sport funding to help them qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games. If she qualifies, Sky Brown will be 12 years and 12 days old when the Games begin in July...

Navosa Nadroga Zone: Sigatoka Methodist and Cuvu College wins competition

SIGATOKA Methodist College and Cuvu College took out top honours at the Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone meet that ended Lawaqa Park this afternoon. Sigatoka Methodist won 19 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze followed by Navosa Central College with  6 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze, while Saint Teresa finished on the third spot with 6...

Local rugby coaches attend World Rugby level three coaching clinic

FOURTEEN local rugby coaches completed their World Rugby Level three Coaching Course today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Fiji Rugby Union development manager Koli Sewabu said the productivity of a team depended on the knowledge the coach was equipped with. “We have 13 male and one female coach who are part of the five...

Sony wins Tokyo 2020 broadcast rights in India, subcontinent

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has won the broadcast rights in India and the subcontinent for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. SPN, owned by Sony Corp, was awarded the rights across all media platforms and will also broadcast the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne...

Triple N Zone: ACS and Lelean lead medal tally

ADI Cakobau School is currently dominating the Triple N Zone competition in the girls division with 10 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze medals. Lelean Memorial School is leading in the boys division with 5 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. Finals are underway at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Nadroga Navosa Zone: Sigatoka Methodist wins 4x100m relay final

SIGATOKA Methodist High School ruled the Coca Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone 4x100m finals at Lawaqa Park this afternoon. The school made a clean sweep in the sub-junior and inter-boys and girls category, and also won the senior girls division, while Cuvu managed to win only one gold medal  in the senior boys division. St Teresa...

Triple N: Joji claims Blue Ribbon event

BLUE ribbon event winner William Joji could not contain his excitement after winning the event for Sila Central High School at the Triple ‘N’ Zone competition held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The Qarani, Gau, lad ran a time of 10.98 seconds beating Lelean Memorial School’s Senirusi Rauqe who ran a time of 11.12...

Nadroga Navosa Zone: Kunadogo wins crucial gold medal for Cuvu

CUVU College flyer Josevata Kunadogo was in top form winning a crucial gold medal for his school in the Nadroga Navosa Zone competition at Lawaqa Park this afternoon. The Nawaka native started slowly as he crushed past the first 100m and shifted to fifth gear in the last 100m to win convincingly. Meanwhile, Cuvu dominated...

14th March

Djokovic stunned by Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

(Reuters) – Philipp Kohlschreiber stunned Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, sending the world number one tumbling out of a tournament he had won five times. The German punched the air in celebration after a video review confirmed that his forehand winner caught the line on...

Nadroga/Navosa Zone: Cuvu in top form to defend title

CUVU College is in top form to successfully defend the Coca Cola Nadroga /Navosa Zone meet. The side scooped three gold medals in the boy’s 400m final and another two in the 100m final to lead the first day of competition. Golden boy Ronald Sharma who won the sub  junior boys 400m final at the...

Suva Zone 2: MBHS, SJSS maintain dominance

MARIST Brothers High School is currently dominating the boys division with 9 gold medals, 5 silver and 5 bronze at the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 competition at the ANZ stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva. In the girls division, former champions Saint Joseph Secondary maintains their lead with 5 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze. A...

Suva Zone 2: Sauvakacolo breaks senior girls 100m record

IT was a proud moment for Lutu, Wainibuka native, Fane Sauvakacolo after breaking the record in the senior girls 100 metre finals. Sauvakacolo ran a time of 12.87 seconds breaking the old record of 13.53 made by Mereoni Natau of Lomary Secondary School. The 19 year-old lass thanked the support of her family who helped...

Nadroga/Navosa Zone: Kavanagasau leads boys division

KAVANAGASAU College surprisingly leads the boys division early in the Day One of the Coca Cola Nadroga/Navosa Zone held at Lawaqa Park today. The Sigatoka Valley-based school leads with a gold medal and one silver and one bronze. Top schools Cuvu College, Sigatoka Methodist High School and Nasikawa are slowly making their mark in the...

Suva Zone 2: MBHS, SJSS lead medal tally

MARIST Brothers High School is currently leading the boys medal at the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The boys from Kaunikuila currently have three gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals. Suva Grammar School is in second position with two gold, one silver and two bronze. While Nuku...

Suva Zone 2: Veitaqomaki sets new record in 3000m

A NEW record has been set by Marist Brothers High School’s Petero Veitaqomaki in the 3000 metres open grade event at the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 Games at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva. Veitaqomaki ran a time of 11.08 minutes  breaking the old record of 11.27 minutes set by Christopher Zoing last year....

Osaka, Halep sent packing from Indian Wells

(Reuters) – Naomi Osaka followed Simona Halep through the exit door at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the top two players in the world were sent packing in the fourth round at Indian Wells. World number one Osaka never found her rhythm against Belinda Bencic as the Swiss used her precise groundstrokes and...

13th March

Athletics: Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The IAAF’s decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3,000 meters will “disproportionately affect” Ethiopia and Kenya, two powerhouses of middle and long-distance events, running great Haile Gebrselassie has said. After a meeting in Doha, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council said on Monday...

Osaka powers into fourth round at Indian Wells

(Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka powered into the fourth round at Indian Wells on Monday after a 6-4 6-2 victory over Danielle Collins. The 21-year-old Japanese had a shaky start when she was broken early in the first set but quickly found her groove and broke the American four times and struck 29...

Suva Zone 2 boost for Nabua athletes

NABUA Secondary School athletes are prepared for the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 competition which will be held tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva. Head of PEMAC department Salome Qerewaqa said the 50 athletes were provided with a huge boost today after the school provided them with new uniforms for the event. “We...

No specific funding for sports facility upgrade in PNG

There has been no specific funding allocation to sport facility upgrade, according to PNG Sports Foundation executive director’s office. The office was responding to queries sent to the director’s office that revealed there had been no specific funding upgrade however under the leadership of the new board chairman (Ian Chow) discussions and solutions are being...

Sporting icon Kanny will be greatly missed

The Cook Islands sporting fraternity has lost one of the most beloved and respected personalities. Mata “Kanny” Vaile, 65, passed away on February 28 and was laid to rest on Rarotonga last week. The former national bowler was born on June 8, 1953 to Henry and Upokomaki Nicholas. She was the youngest of seven siblings...

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