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ONOC kick-starts revival of Fijian Sports Journalists’ Association

ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell assured sports editors and journalists of ONOC’s support to the association.
“I’m pleased for the revival which would greatly enhance and improve networking locally and regionally,” said Dr Mitchell.
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Israel Folau warns Wallabies not to underestimate Fiji in Rugby World Cup 'pool of death'

But Wallabies back Israel Folau warns that Fiji - who round out their World Cup pool along with Uruguay - still loom as a potential bogey team if Australia fail to respect them.
Fiji are ninth on the World Rugby standings as of August 17. Australia were third, England fourth, Wales sixth and Uruguay 19th.
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Team Cook Islands named for CYG

Team Cook Islands, to be headed by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) sports manager Siniva Marsters, will be taking part in aquatics (swimming), athletics, lawn bowls and rugby sevens.
Marsters has become the second female after Rosie Blake to lead Team Cook Islands to an international event.
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Five athletes represent Kiribati for the Commonwealth Youth Games

KNOC's Sport Education Officer, Tenoa Betene told Radio Kiribati News Kiribati will only be competing in three sports - Tennis, Weightlifting and Boxing.
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Tonga mix youth and experience for RWC 2015

Three players who made their debut in that competition in Telusa Veainu, Viliami Tahitu’a and Sosefo Ma’ake have also made the cut for coach Mana Otai’s squad, which still has place for one more player.
The experienced Nili Latu and Hale T-Pole were part of that Pacific Nations Cup squad and more familiar names to make the RWC 2015 squad include David Halaifonua, Sione Kalamafoni, Aleki Lutui and
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Australia clinch Rio 2016 berth with victory over New Zealand

Following a fiercely-contested 71-59 victory in the first match of the two-game series, the Australian Boomers knew another win would book them a spot at next year’s Olympics and they were able to clinch another confident success, with seven players scoring between eight and 14 points.
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Former Olympic 1500m champion Sebastian Coe has been elected president of athletics' governing body,

He won 115 votes from the voting members that make up the International Association of Athletics Federations, with Bubka receiving 92.
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FIFA to investigate claims critical document on Presidential candidate Michel Platini was leaked to

The leak caused UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino to write a letter of complaint to FIFA asking them to investigate the issue.
"I can confirm that UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino sent a letter of complaint to FIFA general secretary JérômeValcke," a UEFA spokesman said.
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Costs rise at International Olympic Committee

The rise is partly explained by sharp increases in smaller items, for example, a doubling in depreciation and amortisation and a four-fold increase in taxes.
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OSEP trains more sports educators in Tuvalu and Kiribati

OSEP mentor and World Rugby Regional Training Coordinator Talemo Waqa is leading a team of four which includes OSEP programme assistant Varanisese Logavatu, Joji Liga from the Fiji National Sports Commission and John Susuve from Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation to deliver similar training in Kiribati.
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Captains’ tears tell two different stories

Winning Australian captain Laura Geitz was also teary but it was with an over whelming delight that she said “it was so special to captain this team of girls,” adding “it was a long time coming- not just the last 10 days. These victories don’t happen overnight, rather it is the months of hard work by all the team staff behind the scenes who we are grateful to when the final whistle blows.”
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Fiji wrap up 11th spot with hard fought win

Scotland worked hard from the outset dominating the first five minutes, developing a quick lead. Fiji was quick to respond however, with goal attack Rusivakula notching up 7/8 with five minutes still left in the quarter.
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Trinidad & Tobago grab 9th spot

Trinidad & Tobago found easy route to goal in the first quarter through their tall goal shooter Samantha Wallace (53/60), whose clear holds and athletic leaps made it easy for her feeders to find her under the post where she finished the quarter at 100% accuracy.
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TASANOC meets ONOC President in Suva

Lady Robun updated the ONOC president on TASANOC issues following the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua new Guinea and adverse media reports which also included a call by Tonga’s Prime Minister, Akilisi Pohiva for heads to roll in TASANOC.
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Nadolo has his World Cup all mapped out

Nemani Nadolo is back in training and on course to be fit in time for RWC 2015: bad news for Fiji’s Pool A rivals but great news for fans of running rugby.
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Australia back in winners’ circle

Going goal for goal in the opening term, neither team could gain ascendency. With both goal shooters firing – Aussie Caitlin Bassett and English Jo Harten – with great delivery from their midcourt players it took some quality defensive work from Australia’ Laura Geitz and Julie Corletto to help steer the Diamonds to a 12-9 lead at quarter time.
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New Zealand undefeated on Day 5

Jamaica came out firing in the first quarter with shooter Romelda Aiken proving valuable under the post. The Jamaican run was halted in the final moment of the quarter with the Kiwi defence beginning to get on top in the circle. The quarter time whistle gave the Sunshine Girls a three-goal margin into the first break.
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Determined Fiji impressive against Sri Lanka

It was the quick hands of Fiji Pearls’ centre Nina Cirikisuva feeding into the ring, making way for shooters Unouna Afa Rusivakula and Unaisi Kubunameca Rauluni to continue their accurate goal scoring.
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Final testing and readiness phase ahead of RWC 2015

The past year has seen a robust programme of testing, preparation and observations at various tournament venues around the country.
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Papua New Guinea to host Oceania Rugby Cup 2015

Oceania Rugby tournament director Wayne Schuster said: “The tournament is an excellent opportunity for the participating nations to further develop their rugby via this development pathway tournament and of course there is the opportunity for the teams to put national pride on the line. The matches will be played at the new Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Konedobu.”
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England continue winning run

Samoa took time to settle but once they adjusted their game play to the long limbs of the English defence, they found better passage to goal as Nicolette Tato began to find space around the edge of the circle to feed their shooters.
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Silver Ferns take confidence in win

Kopua played the full 60 minutes for the first time at the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015. She had recently returned from surgery on her left knee after rupturing her patella tendon in the third Test of the Constellation Cup series between Australia and New Zealand last October.
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Northern Marianas and Palau reap rewards on Day 6 of World swimming

Sometimes the best is saved until last. Last in the pool on Day 6 for the Pacific islands of Oceania was Victoria Chentsova of the Northern Marianas. She was taking part in the longest distance of the week, the 800m Freestyle.
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Panuve and Furgeson take honours for Tonga and Marshalls

Tonga’s Charissa Panuve was making her second appearance at these championships after a very successful first swim, where she broke the national record in the 100m Butterfly.
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Records galore on Day 4 for Pacific swimmers

Ryan Pini got the team off to a great start and put the island team in the lead at 100m securing 56.38 as the atmosphere began to build in the Kazan Arena.
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Lauren Boyle takes down Oceania record to grab silver in 1500 finals 1

That performance for Boyle makes her the third fastest 1500m freestyle performer ever behind only Ledecky and Denmark’s Lotte Friis.
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World Rugby celebrates One Year to Go to Rio 2016

Rugby will take its place on sport’s greatest stage on 6 August, 2016, returning after 92 years to bring the sport’s winning blend of high-octane entertainment and close competition to new fans. With global excitement and anticipation building, qualification reaching its climax and preparations on track, the stage is set for an incredible celebration of rugby.
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IOC invites Olympic athletes of the world to Rio 2016 with just one year to go

At the celebrations President Bach symbolically handed invitations to the representatives of the National Olympic Committees of Greece, Russia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, and Brazil. The NOCs represent the country where the Olympic Games originated, the country of the previous host city, and the countries of the current Games host cities.
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IOC President kicks off “one year to go” with Olympians on the beach in Rio de Janeiro

Speaking after the meeting, President Bach said, “This was a great start for the one-year-to-go celebrations. After a 24-hour long flight to get here, to have a little bit of sport with so many athletes, this is how it should be.”
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Regional Training Centres – the way to go: ONOC President

“Of all the models we’ve tried obviously the most successful one so far is the Regional Weightlifting training centre based in New Caledonia.
“We have a regional tennis centre in Lautoka which is slightly different focus on juniors and academics side and the athletic centre based in the gold coast. Other countries are talking about regional centres for boxing and judos and sub-regional for w
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Voices of the Athletes spreads anti-doping message

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PACIFIC GAMES: As athletes aim for their best performance at the Pacific Games, Voices of the Athletes is using sport as a platform to spread important messages.

Combining anti-doping, HIV awareness and environmental slogans, the group is part of the Oceania National Olympic Committee.
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Basketball leading the way with Stats

FIBA Oceania have created history with the implementation of their LIVE stats program at the 2015 Pacific Games. For those not lucky enough to be in PNG to watch the action LIVE, you have the next best thing - a play by play account of all the action as it happens.

Be sure to checkout the shot chart - pictured - by team or by player. Everything a basketball fan could ever want!
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Two day Olympic forum in Fiji for Chef de Missions

Two day Olympic Forum concludes as Chef de Missions are briefed on Rio Olympic Games and various requirements.
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Fiji's Leslie Copeland & Dr Robin Mitchell

ONOC's Olympic Book - Now Available

Oceania National Olympic Committees have commissioned a book to reflect the journeys that our Pacific Island athletes made towards London 2012. “Oceania – An Odyssey to the Olympic Games” jointly produced by The Reporters’ Academy and Oceania National Olympic Committees.
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