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Lawn Bowls and Athletics Arrival in Glasgow

The Lawn Bowls and Athletics team arrives in Glasgow. After 38 hrs flying from the small nation, the Lawn Bowls team have finally settled into the village. Alex Beddoes (800m) and Manager/Coach James List also arrived at the same time via train from Manchester. Alex competed in a pre-competition in the city of Manchester before heading into Glasgow. The team was welcomed by Siniva Marsters.more

Glasgow 2014 Arrival

First Job on arrival into the Games village in the host city of Glasgow was to formally register Team Cook Islands with the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. Delegation Registration Meeting (DRM) is a significant milestone and means each one of our athletes and team leaders/support staff are entitled to live, train and compete within the Commonwealth Games environment.more

Team Cook Islands heads to Glasgow

Team Cook Islands athletes will this week begin their voyage across the globe to Glasgow, Scotland for the Commonwealth Games. The team is made up of 37 athletes and officials representing four sporting codes, namely Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7's & Weightlifting.

The team will be led by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee Secretary General & Chef de Mission Robert Graham.more

2013 National Sports Awards

CISNOC held the 2013 National Sports Awards on Sunday 29th June 2014 to recognise all our athletes and officials for the year 2013. Top awards went to Teina Savage from Rugby Union for Sportsman of the Year and Patty Taea of Athletics, winning the Sportswoman of the Year. Congratulations to the rest of our winners on the night!!!more

Athletics Opening Great Start

The Opening Ceremony was held last night and officially declared the 2014 Oceania Athletics Under 20 and Open Championships open. Ina Marsters, President of Athletics Cook Islands along with Patricia Taea and Alex Beddoes lit the couldron. Total of 22 countries will be competing over 3 days here in Rarotonga. Congratulations to all teams and Go Team Kukis. See you all at the BCI Stadium.more

Olympic Day Fun Run 2014

The Olympic Day Run is held annually worldwide by 204 National Olympic Committees to celebrate the formation of the International Olympic Committee. Here in the Cook Islands, the Olympic Day celebrations featured a run/walk simultaneously in the Outer Islands, namely Rarotonga, Atiu, Aitutaki, Mangaia, Manihiki, Rakahanga, Mitiaro and Mauke.more

Team Cook Islands to Glasgow

Official announcement of Team Cook Islands was held on 20th June 2014 at the Rarotonga Golf Club in conjunction with the Golf Ambrose Fundraiser for Team Cook Islands to Glasgow and Nanjing.
The Cook Islands will be represented at this year's Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow by four codes, namely Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7s and Weightlifting.more

Gold Coast schools celebrate four years to go until GC2018

Four hundred students from four Gold Coast schools formed a giant ‘four’ on Surfers Paradise Beach to celebrate ‘four years to go’ until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.more

Olympic House Opening

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

Temaruata Strickland has Olympic hopes

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

39 make up Team Cook Islands

A team of 39 athletes and officials will represent the Cook Islands at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 3.more

Tarapiripa Bishop Young Ambassador for Youth Olympic Games

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

Cooks represented at the Queens Baton Launch

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 launches Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton

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

10 Medal, 7 Athletes...

A 7 athlete represented the Cook Islands at the 9th Pacific Mini Games won 10 medals, one of the smallest teams at the games, however one of the biggest impacts during the games.

Congratulation Team Cook Islands.more
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Updates

Team Cook Islands to the 20th Commonwealth Games are preparing to depart, with Lawn Bowl departing on the 11th July, with the remaining members departing on the 17th July. H.E. Tom Marsters Queens Representative will also be accompanying the team and spending one week in Glasgow before heading off to another event.

Team Cook Islands is 37 member strong, lead by Robert Graham as Chef de Mission, the team will also be accompanied by the President of the CGA Hugh Graham.

 

Commonwealth Games Programme

Programme of events and dates when Team Cook Islands athletes will be competing:

ATHLETICS

Patricia Taea

Sun 27 Jul    14:30       Women’s 100m R1

Wed 30 Jul   18:30       Women’s 200m R1

Alex Beddoes

Tue 29 Jul    10:00       Men’s 800m R1

LAWN BOWLS

Games will be played from Thursday 24 July to Friday 1 August

RUGBY 7’s

Sat 26 Jul    

11:16       Kenya v Cook Islands

14:40       Cook Islands v Trinidad & Tobago

19:30       South Africa v Cook Islands

Sun 27 Jul    Playoffs, Semi and Finals

WEIGHTLIFTING

Luisa Peters

Wed 30 Jul   15:30       Women’s +75kg

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