Malaita sports celebration

Following the last meeting by the Malaita 2nd appointed day celebration committee on Monday, a number of sports have been confirmed for the upcoming celebrations. Eddie Omokirio Sports coordinator of the Malaita provincial sports division confirmed that the sports event to be staged are rugby 7’s, netball and half marathon (21km).  “Only soccer is postponed…

‘We miss our colorful soccer’

THE young coach and former national soccer player Joel Puia Konofilia says Solomon Islands has missed its original way of soccer nowadays. Konofilia was the coach for FC west Honiara which will be competing in the upcoming NSL. Speaking to this paper, he said that Solomon Islands had missed its original way of doing good…

Talasasa: Critics come join us

Chef De Mission for Team Solomon to the recent Pacific Games, Ronald Bei Talasasa has called on all critics to join forces with the National Olympics Committee of the Solomon Islands (NOCSI), sports athletes and the Government of Solomon Islands to rebuild the image of sports in the country. Talasasa made the call following many…

United wins friendly

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Federations to meet

Team Managers (TM) for all sports that have attended the recent PNG 2015 have been asked to convene at the NOCSI conference room on Wednesday 22 July, 5:30pm. This is to cover the following matters:- (i)                Acknowledgement by NOCSI Board (ii)                Vote of thanks by CDM PNG 2015 (iii)               CDM Report – Team SOL (iv)             …

Team Solomon returns

The Solomon Islands contingent to the Pacific Games in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea (PNG) returned home last Sunday with their medals. The team arrived to a warm welcome by family and friends at the Henderson International Airport. The first group of athletes and team officials arrives at 5am in the morning, the second at…

Taekwondo showdown

The only Solomon Islands national female taekwondo fighter Emily Magaret Kwaetolo will be the first to fight today when the taekwondo championship kicks off today in the IV Pacific Games. Kwaetolo will face New Zealand in the under 68kg today to open the championship for Solomon Islands taekwondo team. In an interview with this paper…

Win dedicated to flood victims

THE country’s only male who won gold medal so far at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has acknowledged God for the victory while dedicating his win to April 2014 flood victims. Rosefelo Siosi on Tuesday won the 10,000 meters race and wanted to dedicate his achievement for the innocent lives…

“My dream came true”

Solomon Islands female long distance runner, Sharon Firisua has done it again winning her second gold of the 2015 Pacific Games for Solomon Islands. This time it was in the women’s 10,000 metre race. Ms Firisua clocked a time of 38:33s with New Caledonia on second and PNG on third. Speaking to media after her…