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22nd March

Lamini Village seawall commissioned

IN recent decades, beach erosion in most of Fiji is significantly threatening the existence of the coastal communities. Those were the words of Environment Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy during the commissioning of the Lamini Village...

Pacific Games Council keen to keep Mini Games in CNMI

SAIPAN, 21 MARCH 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The Pacific Games Council remains hopeful the Northern Marianas can still host the 2021 Mini Games, despite the Governor announcing they would pull out due to the destruction brought by Super Typhoon Yutu. Ralph Torres said the Category 5 super typhoon in October had strained the CNMI’s coffers...

21st March

Osaka faces lawsuit questions on Miami homecoming

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka arrived at the Miami Open on Wednesday to face questions about a multi-million dollar lawsuit for allegedly failing to honour a contract with a former coach. According to the lawsuit filed in Florida’s state court on Feb. 7 and seen by Reuters, Christophe Jean says he began...

Illness hits Australian camp ahead of Pakistan series

(Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell may be rested from the first one-day international against Pakistan as the tourists recover from a stomach bug that has hit the team in the United Arab Emirates. Maxwell missed training on Wednesday, two days ahead of Friday’s opener in Sharjah. Spinner Nathan Lyon also missed training on Tuesday...

British weightlifter Webster gets additional three-year ban

(Reuters) – British weightlifter Sonny Webster was given an additional three-year ban from all sport for coaching three athletes during his period of ineligibility, which was in breach of anti-doping rules, United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) said on Wednesday. Webster, 25, had accepted a four-year ban in December 2017 after he tested positive for banned substance...

Ovalau Zone: St Johns College retains title

DEFENDING champions Saint Johns College managed to retain their title as overall winners of the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone competition with a total of 51 gold, 39 silver and 40 bronze medals in both the girls and boys division. In the girls division, they scooped a total of 21 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze  medals,...

Ovalau Zone: Lewamavola targets gold at the Coke Games

GAU Secondary School senior boys 1500m gold medalist Tobua Lewamavola was lost for words at the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone meet in St John’s College, Levuka today. This was the first time for Lewamavola to compete against top schools in the zone level meets. “I am proud to be able to win a gold medal for...

Team Fiji chef de mission to the Commonwealth Games Patrick Bower at the Team Fiji 'tatau' at Borron House last week. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Team Fiji looks forward to July

APIA, 21 MARCH 2019 (PACIFIC GAMES OFFICE) – Having the Games Village for the XVI Pacific Games at Faleula is proving to be a popular choice for many countries. Patrick Bower is the Chef De Mission from Fiji Islands. As a CDM, he’s responsible for the welfare of his team and he’s impressed by Faleula....

Top officials happy with Fiji’s preparation

INTERNATIONAL Weightlifting Federation director general Attila Adamfi and IWF competitions manager Matyas Lencser have completed a three-day technical visit of Suva ahead of the upcoming Junior World Championship which will be held in June. They have met with various stakeholders and have seen the progress that is currently being made to host an event of...

20th March

Fiji awarded wildcard for the U12 Baseball World Cup

THE World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has unveiled the competing national teams, including the wildcard, and the opening-round groups for the 2019 Under-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan in Chinese Taipei. The WBSC awarded Fiji the lone wildcard into the fifth edition of the event, marking the country’s first-ever entry. The South Pacific nation will...

Table tennis trio qualify for ITTF Oceania meet

THREE Fijian players have qualified for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Oceania Cup to be held in May. Olympian Sally Yee is the top seed in the women’s category which has players from Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia. Sally’s sister, Grace Yee is the third ranked player in the event. In the men’s...

Strict rules for event

STRICT guidelines will be regulated during the Phil’s Autoport North West Billiards and Snooker Association (NWBSA) inaugural rankings championship to maintain professionalism in the sport. The first NWBSA rankings championship will start in Lautoka this Friday. Full dress code will apply from round one of the competition with long sleeve shirt, long pants (trousers) and...

18th March

Special Olympics: Team Fiji bags three more medals

THREE more medal wins by Team Fiji  has seen them with an overall medal count of seven medals won at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Open water swimmer Aca Kurumi won Fiji’s third gold medal in the men’s 1500 metre open water event. Poasa Gonemaituba managed a bronze medal for table tennis...

Promoter happy boxing given green light

SOUTH Pacific Boxing promotion has signed Rahul Kumar and Shamal Ram Anuj to battle for the new Boxing Commission of Fiji bantamweight belt scheduled next month. The title contest will be a supporting bout to the much anticipated super welterweight BCF title contest between Sebastian Singh and Ratu Rakuro Dauvavana. The fight was sanctioned by...

17th March

Special Olympics: Four medals in the bag for Team Fiji

THE Special Olympics Fiji team has already achieved a milestone at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi having two gold medals and two silver medals in the bag with just two days of competition completed. Robert Ciril Rabaka 17, won Fiji’s first gold medal in the men’s 50 metres freestyle swimming event while...

Nadal pulls out with injury before Federer semi-final

(Reuters) – Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer. Federer, bidding for his 101st career title and a record sixth Indian Wells crown, received a walkover into the final, where he will play Dominic Thiem, a 7-6(3)...

16th March

Better performance

SIGATOKA Methodist High School and Cuvu College were crowned winners of the 2019 Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone meet at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Sigatoka Methodist won 19 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals followed by Navosa Central College with six gold, eight silver and six bronze medals while St Theresa Secondary School finished...

Wana wins for special fan

WANA Senivono defied all odds as she fulfilled her aim in winning a gold medal for a special fan. The Nawairuku native of Ra won the Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone senior girls 800m final –– an achievement she dedicated to her mum Naomi Seleimoana Waqa. The daily training in the hills of Navosa has paid...

Virisine surprised by zone victory

IT was an emotional win for senior girls 400 metres gold medallist Virisine Macuku of Waidina Secondary School in Naitasiri. The 18-year-old surprised the crowd when she beat her Adi Cakobau School opponent in the last 100 metres of the race to win gold. Macuku ran a time of 1 minute and 4 seconds. Macuku...

LMS, ACS dominate Triple N Zone meet

TRIPLE N Zone giants Adi Cakobau School and Lelean Memorial School both retained their titles at the end of competition yesterday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Adi Cakobau School (ACS) scooped 38 gold, 31 silver and 20 bronze medals to win in the girls division. Lelean Memorial School grabbed 23 gold, 19 silver and...

Athletics – Kenya, Ethiopia urge IAAF not to cut Diamond League races

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan athletics chiefs said on Thursday they would oppose the decision by the sport’s world governing IAAF to cut the 5,000m and 10,000m from the lucrative Diamond League circuit. Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said it was “totally unfair” to drop the two events in which African athletes have traditionally done...

15th March

Skateboarding: Tiny Sky Brown hopes to become Britain’s youngest Olympian

(Reuters) – A 10-year-old girl could become Britain’s youngest Olympian after being selected on Thursday in a team of five skateboarders who will receive UK Sport funding to help them qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games. If she qualifies, Sky Brown will be 12 years and 12 days old when the Games begin in July...

Navosa Nadroga Zone: Sigatoka Methodist and Cuvu College wins competition

SIGATOKA Methodist College and Cuvu College took out top honours at the Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone meet that ended Lawaqa Park this afternoon. Sigatoka Methodist won 19 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze followed by Navosa Central College with  6 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze, while Saint Teresa finished on the third spot with 6...

Local rugby coaches attend World Rugby level three coaching clinic

FOURTEEN local rugby coaches completed their World Rugby Level three Coaching Course today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Fiji Rugby Union development manager Koli Sewabu said the productivity of a team depended on the knowledge the coach was equipped with. “We have 13 male and one female coach who are part of the five...

Sony wins Tokyo 2020 broadcast rights in India, subcontinent

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has won the broadcast rights in India and the subcontinent for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. SPN, owned by Sony Corp, was awarded the rights across all media platforms and will also broadcast the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne...

Triple N Zone: ACS and Lelean lead medal tally

ADI Cakobau School is currently dominating the Triple N Zone competition in the girls division with 10 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze medals. Lelean Memorial School is leading in the boys division with 5 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. Finals are underway at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Nadroga Navosa Zone: Sigatoka Methodist wins 4x100m relay final

SIGATOKA Methodist High School ruled the Coca Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone 4x100m finals at Lawaqa Park this afternoon. The school made a clean sweep in the sub-junior and inter-boys and girls category, and also won the senior girls division, while Cuvu managed to win only one gold medal  in the senior boys division. St Teresa...

Triple N: Joji claims Blue Ribbon event

BLUE ribbon event winner William Joji could not contain his excitement after winning the event for Sila Central High School at the Triple ‘N’ Zone competition held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The Qarani, Gau, lad ran a time of 10.98 seconds beating Lelean Memorial School’s Senirusi Rauqe who ran a time of 11.12...

Nadroga Navosa Zone: Kunadogo wins crucial gold medal for Cuvu

CUVU College flyer Josevata Kunadogo was in top form winning a crucial gold medal for his school in the Nadroga Navosa Zone competition at Lawaqa Park this afternoon. The Nawaka native started slowly as he crushed past the first 100m and shifted to fifth gear in the last 100m to win convincingly. Meanwhile, Cuvu dominated...

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