Commonwealth Youth Games to cost Samoa $20m -$30m bill

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) —–The Commonwealth Youth Games in September is likely to cost Samoa between $20 to $30million (US$7.8 million – US$11.7 million). That’s according to the Coordinator of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, VitolioLui, who assures that Samoa’s preparations for Games are progressing well. “There’s no certain figure at this stage,” he told…

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…

Pacific Games village get beds

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – The Bank South Pacific (BSP) Pacific Games Village is way ahead of time in its preparations for the Games. The Games Gold sponsor Brian Bell Home Centres Wednesday began installation of over 4000 bed frames into the accommodation blocks. All installation is expected to be completed over the next two…

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…

Australian athlete instructor happy with training

THE Australian instructor engaged to train the local athletic squad is impressed with the progress of training so far. Terry West, the President of Oceania Athletics Coaches Association (OACA) is currently assisting the Athletics Solomon Islands’ squad in preparation for three major events that are coming up this year. The events are the Oceania Athletics…