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21st November

Sheikh Ahmad steps aside as IOC member pending outcome of Ethics Commission hearing

LAUSANNE, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has stepped aside temporarily from his roles and responsibilities as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and chairman of the Olympic Solidarity Commission,...

20th November

IOC warns Taiwan name-change could cost country right to compete at Tokyo 2020

TAIPEI, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Taiwan could lose its right to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games if a referendum seeking to change its name for the event passes. Taiwan is due to vote on Saturday (November 24) on whether the island should compete...

2018 Sukuna Bowl: Gloves on at annual boxing program

THE gloves were on as the annual Sukuna Bowl boxing program began today at Tuvasu Hall, Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua. “It is a contest that always brings the best out of the two forces in one of the most intense engagements of the competition, second to the Sukuna Bowl challenge itself,” said Police team...

Muscles in bikinis

YOUNG entrepreneur Priyanka Singh had not always dreamt about going on stage to compete in a bodybuilding competition. After watching a bodybuilding show where there was not much female participation, the 21-year-old challenged herself to try out for the Mr and Miss Fiji competition. For a first-timer on stage, Singh won gold in the women’s bikini category at...

19th November

2018 Sukuna Bowl: Clean sweep for RFMF in volleyball competition

THE Republic of Fiji Military Force has made a clean sweep of all three titles in the volleyball competition of the 2018 Sukuna Bowl competition. In the wives competition, Army Wives beat Police Wives three sets to nil. In the Service Women’s grade, Army Service Women beat Police Service Women three sets to one. In...

Collaborating physical education and support to help children

HENRY Elder Sr, one of the founding members of the then Fiji Primary Schools Amateur Athletics Association (FPSAAA) which is now the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association, is a firm believer in the importance of regularising physical education in Fijian schools. “We should encourage it to continue because it is very important to the development...

Bridging the gap for children’s success

“PREPARATION is the key to success, said Alexander Graham Bell (late), the Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who was among those who invented the first telephones. A Fijian who co-founded what is known today as the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association, Henry Elder Sr has the same belief as those who invented our telephones....

18th November

Ligairi wins fourth Mr Fiji title

VETERAN Bodybuilder Inoke Ligairi won his fourth Mr Fiji title during the  Fiji Bodybuilding competition at the Grand Pacific Hotel on last night. Ligairi was determined to win after losing out in last year’s competition. “I had won this title for three years and last year I didn’t make it but that did not dampen...

Likuvalu says sports has a strong family value

SPORTS has a strong family value in Wallis and Futuna, says its primary schools athletics team coach to the 2018 FMF Chow Games, Yann Likuvalu. The islanders broke the games 21-year-old under-14 boys shotput record and hauled in few medals including gold at the two-day event at the ANZ Stadium, in Suva. It was their...

17th November

2018 FMF Chow Games: Lautoka wins boys division

LAUTOKA was crowned the overall boys champions during the FMF National Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this afternoon. Lautoka won the overall boys title with 10 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 9 bronze medals. Lautoka beat out Suva One who finished second with 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals....

2018 FMF Chow Games: Vulaono, Tuigau victorious in 100m

NASINU’S Sereana Vulaono took out the blue ribbon in the U14 grade at the FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Vulaono 14 of Levukaidaku, Matuku ran a time of 13.37 seconds to claim the gold for her Nasinu team. “I give the glory to God, and thank the Nasinu coaches for helping me...

2018 FMF Chow Games: Wallis & Futuna sets record

WALLIS  & FUTUNA has set the first record in the 2018 FMF Chow Games through under-14  shotput thrower Liufale Mikaele. He threw 16.51 metres to break the boys shotput record of 15.53m set in 1997 by Jonatani Debeu of Lautoka. Meanwhile, Lautoka still leads the overall medal tally by 8 Gold medals, 6 Silver and...

Lautoka in the lead at athletics competition

THE Lautoka primary schools zone athletics team sped off to an impressive start in the 2018 FMF National Chow Games yesterday by dominating the overall medal tally at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. Lautoka bagged eight gold medals, six silver and six bronze to lead the overall medal tally. Lautoka dominated the boys division...

Flood fails to dampen spirit of Ra athletics in Suva

“EVEN the floods did not stop us,” said Ra primary schools athletics team coach Babitu Ledua. His side took first honours on day one of the 2018 FMF Chow Games yesterday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva by winning the 1500 metres under-12 boys and girls finals, U13 boys and girls finals and U14 boys...

16th November

2018 Chow Games: Strong show from the West

A STRONG show from the West as Lautoka Nadroga/Navosa and Ra lead the medal count after day one of the 2018 FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Lautoka leads in both the men and women’s grade after day one. Suva Athletics and Suva One are closing the gap gradually. Media liaison Eugene...

Athletes ready for games

THE tracks and stage is set for the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association (FPSAA) FMF National Chow Games to begin today at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva. FPSSA general secretary Patrick Bower said the competition was not only for student participation in athletics but had significance in the lives of the students who...

Nadroga-Navosa ready for first outing

MOST athletes from the Nadroga-Navosa primary schools athletics team will compete for the first time in the FMF National Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this weekend. Head coach Niko Kororua said most of the athletes lived in the interior of the province and would be experiencing a national event for the first...

Dilolo aims high

AMONG primary schools athletes aiming for a gold medal at the 2018 FMF National Chow Games in Suva this weekend is Milika Dilolo. The 14-year-old Wainibuku Hart Primary School student who won the gold medal in the under-14 400 metres final at the Tailevu South Primary Schools Zone last month, is one of the medal...

Tailevu South schools ready for athletics competition

TAILEVU South Primary Schools athletics team officials at this weekend’s 2018 FMF National Chow Games has set their aim on winning 20 gold medals at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The Tailevu South team is made up of students from Wainibuku Primary School, Navuakece District School, Dilkusha Boys School and Dilkusha Girls School. Team manager...

World record weightlifter Lin banned for eight years

ZURICH (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Lin Tzu-chi, a former weightlifting world record holder, has been banned for eight years for a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the tribunal said in a statement on Thursday. Lin, who broke two world records in the women’s 63 kg category at the 2014 Asian Games...

Emotional Isner says hard to play after death of friend

LONDON (Reuters) – American John Isner said it had been “very very difficult” to focus on his second match at the ATP Finals against Marin Cilic after learning of the death of his close friend and former strength coach Kyle Morgan. Morgan, a 35-year-old former Florida University football player, was found dead on Monday after...

Cricket – Stokes brilliance helps England peg back Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – All-rounder Ben Stokes stole the show with two brilliant efforts in the field to help England break through Sri Lanka’s resilience with a brace of wickets shortly before lunch on the second day of the second test on Thursday. Replying to England’s first innings total of 285, the hosts reached...

Signing of the MOU between Samoa Tourism Authority, the Pacific Games Office and Accommodation Providers for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

APIA,16 NOVEMBER 2018 (PACIFIC GAMES OFFICE) – The Government of Samoa through the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA)/Samoa Hotel Association (SHA) and the Pacific Games Office (PGO) hosted an event Tuesday in Apia, for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between STA, PGO and Accommodation Providers in Upolu and Savaii. The event marks a...

15th November

UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable development race

TOKYO, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 (UN NEWS CENTRE) – The United Nations and the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of 2030. Signing a Letter of Intent,...

Singh confident of winning welterweight title

JOHNNY ‘The Machine Gun’ Singh is optimistic of his chances against Australia’s Adam Kaoullas next week. The Nadi-based boxer has been working overtime at training and confident of winning the Australia Victoria State welterweight title. A win for Singh will give him the opportunity to challenge other top boxers in the region and a possible...

Lee drops ranking

NATADOLA Bay professional Sam Lee missed the cut during the AV Jennings New South Wales Open Championship at the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club course in Australia on Saturday. Lee carded 71 in the first round and 73 in the second round to be at even par 144 but failed to progress to the...

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