The 6 were members of the NOCSI executive board and their removal was due to amendments made in the constitution during the Extraordinary Congress meeting.
Nihal Seneviratne VP Finance Marketing, Patrick Morris VP Provincial Development, Golden Kiloko VP Solidarity, Brian Ponotapu VP International, Ishmael Nori VP Solomon Games and Nina Devis VP Women in Sports were removed by congress.
Oceania National Olympic Committee Executive Director, Dennis Miller revealed to Star Sports the removal of the six executive members.
“Basically the meeting was called at the request of the Oceania International Olympic Committee.
“Because there were lot of issues that have been affecting NOCSI.
“In the congress meeting we managed to amend the constitution and restructured the executive board which was passed unanimously after some discussion,” he said.
Miller stressed that the president Marin Rara still remains and another 3 executive members.
“The president remains it is basically the 6 vice presidents positions being removed.
“The new structure is the president, vice president, athlete commission, general secretary and 4 other members.
“So right the now the Olympic committee compromises of those people and the afflicted sports.
“We are always available to provide technical advice to make sure NOCSI move forward and don’t fall back into our small old problems,” the ONOC Executive Director stated.
Meanwhile, Pacific Games Council President, Vidhya Lakhan was part of the meeting this week and encouraged the country to start its infrastructure development for the 2023 Pacific Games.
By SIMON ABANA