Pacific Games

Fijians are here

He said that they aim to win gold in  28 sports.

"All for gold not silver," said Rodan.

Fiji's first contingent of 250 arrived at midnight on a charter flight and the second group will arrive in Port Moresby on July 7.

Fiji will take part in all 28 sports at the Pacific Games.

Kiribati Olympic president confident

Kiribati will take part in a total of 10 sporting codes out of 28 codes on the games charter.

Collins added that they are naturally strong in those four sports.

Fijian Games team running late

A small crowd of them have been waiting and broke into choir style singing.

The Fijian flight was at first due to arrive at 10pm but was later rescheduled for arrival after 11pm.

Now it is expected to touch down nearer to midnight.

Kiribati arrives for Games

Kiribati will take part in 10 sports that include basketball, weightlifting, volleyball and power lifting.

President of the Kiribati Olympic National Committee, David Collins says the 100 plus contingent members are in good spirits after a good flight .


​SI soccer men hold high hopes

Grouped in the pool of death, they will facing favorites New Zealand, New Caledonia and PNG.

 "We will take one game at a time," said Marahare.

The Solomon Islands 25 players  arrived with the 104- member full team for  Kiribati some minutes ago.

Games arrivals: Solomons and Kiribati groups show up

 A combined contingent of 104 athletes and officials from Kiribati arrived.

The Solomon Islands soccer team of 25 is the first lot of athletes to come.

The rest of the contingent will arrive tomorrow.



Health Department hands over medical equipment for Games

More than 298 pieces of medical equipment was procured through the department to support the Games.
National Health Secretary Mr Pasco Kase in handing over the equipment said, “We are very happy to support the Games with these medical equipment’s so that the Games medical teams can take care of the health and wellbeing of our sporting participants as they compete in our country”.

Rita Flynn netball complex opened

The complex includes a VIP room, gym, office, shower blocks and 11 netball courts. The complex can hold up to 3000 people.

There to open the complex was Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who said the new complex will leave a lasting legacy and will help netball in the country to excel.

He wished the Pepes good luck in the Pacific Games and urged them to do their best .

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko said he was in talks with the Games Organising Committee (GOC) to have the netball finals for the Pacific Games played at Rita Flynn.

Our golden lifter confident of more gold

The golden girl of PNG weightlifting arrived back in the country this afternoon from New Caledonia after spending the last three months training at the Weightlifting Institute there.

Toua will be competing in the 53kg weight division and said she is “definitely going for gold” but expects a strong challenge from Australia and New Zealand female weightlifters.

“I will be doing my best and let the result come.”

Tongan touch team out to enjoy Games

Team manageress Fehoko Tuivai who accompanied his men and women team who arrived today in Port Moresby said “it is their first time in the Pacific Games and (they are) looking forward to enjoy the game.”

Tuivai said she does not have any expectations for her team but wants the players to gain the valuable experience on offer.

Tonga’s touch team will be represented by nine female and eight men who will be competing in the men, women and mixed divisions.