Tonga NOC celebrated Olympic Day at Pangai, Ha’apai

Members of the Executive Board and staff of the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) joined more than 700 students from primary and secondary school as well as teachers and parents at “Lea-‘ae-Tohi” playground at Pangai, Ha’apai last Thursday (21st June) to celebrate the Olympic Day.more


Location: TASANOC, Haveluloto Job type: Fulltimemore


The TASANOC 2016 Extraordinary General Assembly was held last night at its headquarter and twenty-five (25) members National Federations (NF’s) in attendance elected the new members to the Executive Board as follows:

President: Lord Tupou
Vice President-Finance: Lord Sevele
Vice Presidents (5):
1. ‘Amanaki Fakakovikaetau
2. Michael Bloomfield
3. Lord Vaea
4. Viola Ulakai
5. Sione Taumoepmore


The most successful Technical Director and Coach in weightlifting in the Oceania region and also Secretary General of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, Mr Paul Coffa was in Tonga this week to meet with the 2019 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (OC) and Tonga Weightlifting Federation as well as to look at the potential venue and facility for the weightlifting event for the 2019 Pacific Gamesmore

Michael Bloomfield is Chef de Mission Rio 2016

The Executive Committee of the TASANOC has also appointed and confirmed
Mr Michael Bloomfield (one of its Vice Presidents) to lead Team Tonga as Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.more

Tonga PGA (TASANOC) appointed new Chef de Mission to XV Pacific Games in PNG

The Executive Committee of the Tonga Pacific Games Association (a.k.a TASANOC) has appointed Mr Viliami Takau of Kolofo’ou as its Chef de Mission for the upcoming XV Pacific Games to be held in Port Moresby in July.more

Pacific Games Council (PGC) Executive Board Meeting in Nuku’alofa 9th – 13th February

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has confirmed that the Executive Board will meet in Nuku’alofa on the second week of February 2015.more


An opportunity exists for a self-motivated, result oriented, energized and creative person to join the team as the Sport Education Officer located in the Tonga Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) office in Nuku�alofa.more

Tonga Swimming team arrived to Glasgow 2014

The members of the Team Tonga Swimming for the Commonwealth Games arrived to Glasgow yesterday. The team is made up of James Panuve, Manager; Sarah Prescott, Official; Andy Scott, Coach; ‘Ifalemi Paea; Tongi Li Panuve; Maria Zarka; and Irene Prescott.

This will be the first time that Tonga will participate in diving where Maria Zarka will attempt. The news from Chef de Mission, ‘Amanaki Fakakovmore

Team Tonga heads to Glasgow 2014

The members of the Team Tonga for the Commonwealth Games head to Glasgow commencing this week. According to Secretary General, Takitoa Taumoepeau the Chef de Mission for the team, Dr ‘Amanaki Fakakovikaetau has arrived safely to Glasgow last weekend.

Tonga will take part in four sports, namely, Athletics, Boxing, Swimming and Weightlifting for a team size of about 28 athletes and officials. Takmore

Tonga NOC celebrates Olympic Day with Clean Up in Vava’u

The Tonga National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) celebrates the 2014 Olympic Day with an environmental project for cleaning up of Neiafu, capital of the northern island group of Vava’u.more

Tonga NOC/CGA prepares for Glasgow 2014 and YOG

Now the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi has completed and wrapped up, the Tonga National Olympic Committee (also Commonwealth Games Association) is turning its focus to preparing its team for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in August in Nanjing, China as well as the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland during July/Augustmore


It was the moment that all of Tonga was waiting for and so was the world.

Bruno Banani, Tonga only Olympian at the XXII Winter Olympic Games competed for the first time in Sochi 2014 on Saturday evening at around 7pm (local time) in the Men’s Individual event in Luge.more

Team Tonga at the Winter Olympic Games, Sochi 2014

Malo e lelei and greetings from Sochi 2014!

The Team Welcoming Ceremony for Team Tonga was held in the afternoon of Wednesday 5th February in the Mountains Games Village and where the team stays. There were five teams during the 4pm ceremony which also included Romania, Chile, Tajikistan and Croatia.more

British High Commission Representative confirms for Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) Glasgow 2014 in Tonga

The TASANOC office has received confirmation from the Office of the British High Commission in Suva that they will be represented at the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) with the presence of Mrs Elizabeth Daniel, Second Secretary (Political). Mrs Daniel is expected to be in Nuku’alofa for a couple of days to join with the celebration and marking the journey of the QBR towards Glasgomore

Tonga CGA prepares for Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) Glasgow 2014

The Executive Committee (EC) of TASANOC (also serves as Commonwealth Games Association, CGA) had confirmed the sub-committee for the preparation for the arrival of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR).
The TASANOC EC also appointed Dr ‘Amanaki Fakakovikaetau as its Chef de Mission for Glasgow Commonwealth Games next year.more

MIA/TASANOC Workshop – Monday 21st October, 2013

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) which also responsible for sports has made a joint effort with the Tonga Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) to conduct a national workshop with all National Sports Federations.

The goal of the workshop is to strengthen the capacity for effective collaboration between Government, TASANOC and its members National Federations (NF’smore

Tonga awarded 4 places for Youth Olympic Games 2014

The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) had received the official advice of the number of Tripartite Universality Places for Tonga for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China next year.more

Tonga CGA marked 500 Days to Glasgow2014

The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) which also serve as the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) joined the rest of the Commonwealth countries throughout the world in celebrating the Commonwealth Day last week and also marking 500 days to go before the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next year..more

New President and new leadership initiative

Secretary General, Takitoa Taumoepeau was quoting, “It’s a new chapter and a new beginning” was his reference to the initiative lead by President, Lady Tu’ivakano and members of her new Executive Committee to kick start the new quadrennium by working on the NOC Strategic Plan for 2013-2020.more

New President for Tonga NOC for 2013-2016

The second part of the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) 2012 Annual General Meeting and Electoral General Assembly was completed on Thursday 31st January with the election of its new and first female President, Lady Tu’ivakano, the wife of the Lord Tu’ivakano, the Honourable Prime Minister of Tonga.more

OWF Secretary General first to visit Tonga for 2019 Pacific Games

The Secretary General of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF), Mr Paul Coffa visited Tonga from 21st to 23rd November. He is the first representative of any regional and international federation to visit Tonga after they successfully won in Wallis & Futuna last month, the rights to host the 2019 Pacific Games.more


Tonga has been awarded the right to host the 2019 Pacific Games by the General Assembly in Wallis & Futuna a few minutes ago.

Tahiti and Tonga made their final presentations to the delegates of the General Assembly during the afternoon session today.

After the votes, the Assembly retired for a short break and came back for the announcement of the result.more

Tonga 2019 Pacific Games Bid Team arrived safely to Wallis

The members of the Tonga Bidding Team for 2019 Pacific Games arrived safely to Wallis on Monday afternoon.more

Ana Pouhila, womens shot put

By Elijah Rowlands, TRA Melbourne

London 2012 results for Tongan athlete, Ana Pouhila, womens shot putter.more

Joseph Andy Lui, 100m mens sprinter

By Elijah Rowlands, TRA Melbourne

London 2012 results for Tongan athlete, Joseph Andy Lui, mens 100m sprint runner.more

Amini Fonua, 100m mens breaststroke swimmer

By Elijah Rowlands, TRA Melbourne

London 2012 results for Tongan athlete, Amini Fonua, 100m mens breaststroker.more

Oceania’s latest Olympians take to the track.

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters’ Academy

The eyes of the Pacific Islands were drawn to the Olympic Stadium as 9 Oceania athletes took to the track for the men’s 100m preliminary rounds. Athletes from Tonga, Palau, Tuvalu, The Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, The Solomon Islands, Kiribati and The Cook Islands all took part in the 4 heats...more

TASANOC Secretary General gets a place for MEMOS Program 2012/13

The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) has been confirmed the acceptance of Mr Takitoa Taumoepeau, Secretary General as one of the participation for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) XVI MEMOS program for 2012-2013.more


The 2012 Olympic Day was celebrated all over the globe by the 205 NOC’s members but Tonga NOC opted to celebrate it in Pangai, capital of the island of Lifuka in the central group of Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Tonga National Olympic Committee (NOC) headed by Secretary General, Takitoa Taumoepeau with four other members of his staff organized the celebration in Ha’apai. If fact, it was thmore

2019 Pacific Games Bid – Tonga

The President, Mr Vidhya Lakhan and Executive Director, Mr Andrew Minogue of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) were in Tonga from 19th-22nd June.

The purpose of their visit was to evaluate and assess the bid by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) which also the Pacific Games Association (PGA) and had lodged its bid 6 months before the date of the General Assemblymore

Tongan swim hope making big splash

Tongan swim hope making big splash (KAPITI OBSERVER)
Tonga might be surrounded by water but with the Pacific nation's biggest pool being just 12.5 metres long with only two lanes it's not surprising its citizens haven't been setting the international swimming world on fire.more

Letter of Condolences from IOC President Jaques Rogge

Letters of Condolences on the passing of King George Tupou V have poured in from across the globe including from IOC President Jacques Rogges. Below is an excerpt from this letter.



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