Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee officially marks the opening of "Olympic House". The special occasion was a day to celebrate after years of negotiations in securing the land and premises with many stakeholders for our sporting community. Again, we thank ONOC and IOC for the funding used to renovate our building. Ric Blas, Secretary General of ONOC attended the ceremony.more
Cook Islands Olympian Slalom canoeist Ella Nicholas edged out younger sister Jane to make the final of the Oceania Championships in an International Canoe Federation ICF ranking race in Sydney at the weekend.
Laying down a reasonably error-free run on the semis course put Nicholas in fifth place with the top 10 progressing to the final.more
From swimming at Avarua harbour to Olympic pools, it’s clear 14-year-old Temaruata Strickland is excited to take the plunge and represent the Cook Islands at the upcoming Youth Olympics in Nanjing China later this year.more
Avatiu Club Sportswoman Tarapiripa Bishop is set to showcase the unique Cook Islands culture in China later this year after being selected as the Cook Islands ‘Young Ambasador’ to the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.more
Canoe Slalom NZ Open and ICF ranking race was held over the weekend near Palmerston North in NZ. It was her first race since July last year and Cook Islands canoe slalom representative ,Ella Nicholas showed the benefits of her summer of hard training. She won the first heat on Saturday and then put down a flat time in her second heat just 2 seconds off NZ Olympian Luuka Jones.
Mr Hugh Graham Cook Islands CGF President accompanied the Queens Baton while it visited the Tonga and Niue. Hugh Graham played the role as CGF Representative travel with the QBR Team. Graham will be with the Baton until it departs Niue early December, then he will return to the Cook Islands.more
Mrs Rosie Blake BEM formally Secretary General of CISNOC also an Executive Board member for some 35 plus years, now the Consul General for the Cook Islands in Auckland, was honored last week at the Government Dinner hosting of the Queens Baton as "Honorary Sports Ambassador for the Cook Islands", at the same time she received a Diploma from IOC for her contribution towards Sports & Environment.more
The Queens Baton has traveled 16 nations within the commonwealth and now has visited the Cook Islands which is the 17th. The Baton has travel around Rarotonga with two thirds of the of the population either holder or touching it as it visited all corners of the Island.
The Baton has departed our shores for Tonga...more
The pulsating beat of the Cook Islands pate and pau will welcome the Queens Baton to Rarotonga on Thursday December 5 as it journey across 70 Commonwealth nations as part of the build up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.more
Tupuna Mitchell represented the Cook Islands at the Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Launch at Buckingham Palace. Puna was amongst all 71 Nations in the well-attended ceremony which attracted crowds of supporter as well as some of Scotland's greatest athletes, young people from across the Commonwealth and senior representatives from across the Commonwealth.more
HM the Queen launched the Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace today at a simple but hugely well-attended ceremony which attracted crowds of supporter as well as some of Scotland's greatest athletes, young people from across the Commonwealth and senior representatives from across the Commonwealth.more