Gold medal haul for Team Samoa

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) —-The Samoa Weightlifting team return to Samoa Wednesday with a large haul of gold medals after a successful Mainland Open Weightlifting Tournament in Christchurch New Zealand, last week. The medal haul includes nine gold medals – not including bronze and silver. And as icing on the cake, Mary Opeloge was declared the…

Triathlon squad

The Solomon Islands triathlon federation yesterday announced its final squad for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. A total of seven athletes have been selected to make up squad after a series of tests. A majority of them are new comers to represent the country at this top regional event. The successful…

Rugby yet to submit final list

The deadline for National Sports Federations (NFs) has passed and Solomon Islands Rugby League is the only sport that has yet to submit its final list after the deadline for submission on March 31. This was confirmed by the administration officer/chairperson, Solomon Islands Athlete Commission National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI), Francis Manioru. He…

Volleyball squad to be named soon

The announcement for the final volleyball squad for the Pacific Games will be announced this weekend. Walter Tesuatai, the vice president of Solomon Islands volleyball federation told Star Sports yesterday the announcement will be made during the presentation of prizes for the Easter national volleyball championship. The presentation of awards will be held at the…

A vulnerable Pacific region

THE recent devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu was another reminder of the vulnerability of the Pacific region to natural disasters. The road to recovery following a disaster is so often a long one requiring a huge commitment of time, energy and resources. Of course, Solomon Islands has not been immune from the impact…