Duo withdraw from Rio Olympic

AAP: AUSTRALIA’S Olympic team has been hit with a double blow, with Lleyton Hewitt and gun cyclist Simon Gerrans withdrawing from the Games. Hewitt has opted out of his role as Australian men’s tennis team coach in Rio. Tennis Australia has applied to the Australian Olympic Committee to replace Hewitt with Mark Draper, with the…

Tiki Toa to take on Japan

OFC: Tahiti’s national beach soccer team are set to test their skills against the might of Japan in September when the two nations meet for a series of friendlies at Akashi Okura beach in Hyogo. It will be the first official match for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup runners-up since losing the final…

Fiji riding wave of success

Fijian football has never seen a period like it. By this time next month, Fiji will have added a maiden appearance at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament to last year’s successful debut at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Throw in a strong showing thus far in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying,…

Guadalcanal crowned SG champs

GUADALCANAL province has been crowned the 2016 Solomon Games overall winner at the official closing of the event on Sunday. The result had brought much joy to the Guadalcanal Province Premier Anthony Veke who was overwhelmed with his provincial team for their overall performance throughout the two-week event. In an interview, he told Star Sport…

Kakamoras shot Frigates

Hosts downed Eagles from medal share Makira Ulawa Football team are the champions of the 2016 Solomon Games football competition. The Eastern boys claimed the top spot after thrashing Isabel Frigates 3-0 in a stunning grand finale in front of a huge crowd at the Lawson Tama stadium on Saturday. The Frigates team was hoping…

Hockey appoints new development officer

THE Solomon Islands Hockey Federation has a new development officer. He is Erick. Erick was appointed by the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) together with the Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF). OHF Continental Officer Gil Gemming confirmed that Erick has a one year contract with us. “The contract is initially for one year, but we are…

It’s a provincial affair

Tight security will be mounted today TWO visiting provincial teams have proved their worth resulting in the Solomon Games soccer grand finale a provincial affair. Makira Kakamoras yesterday removed hosts from the final equation as Isabel Frigates downed Malaita Eagles in tough semi-final encounters yesterday at Lawson Tama. This leaves two provincial teams for the…

Gov’t supports weight-lifting federation

On Friday, before the Solomon Games Weightlifting competition started at Multipurpose Hall, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry responsible for Sport, Permanent Secretary Mr. George Palua handed over the world class weightlifting equipment’s to the Solomon Islands Weightlifting Federation (SIWF) President Mr. Leslie Ata to be used for the competition and for future weightlifting competitions…