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Fiji's first ever Paralympic gold medal

Tuesday 04. of September 2012

Iliesa Delana, Fiji's lone athlete to the London 2012 Paralympic Games has created history by winning the GOLD medal in the F42 High Jump, creating a Paralympic Regional Record with a jump of 1.74m ahead of Girisha Nagarajegowda of India and Luk

Dr. Robin Mitchell supporting Oceania athletes

Monday 13. of August 2012

By Alana Christensen of The Reporters' Academy

He represents 17 different countries, looks after an entire region and as the President of the Oceania National Olympic Committee, Dr. Robin Mitchell has a great deal of responsibility.

As a former F

Inspiring the Pacific - Sally Pearson

Saturday 11. of August 2012

By Courtney Smyth of The Reporters' Academy

Sally Pearson was present on Wednesday at the Adidas Lounge in Stratford. After her gold medal win in the 100m hurdles and snatching the Olympic record, the media was keen to ask a few questions, includ

Three Olympic values understood in any language

Friday 10. of August 2012

By Alana Christensen of The Reporters' Academy

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquere

The importance of social media in the Olympics.

Friday 10. of August 2012

By Chelsey Tattersall of The Reporters' Academy Melbourne.

London 2012 is one of the biggest trademarks of the year, if not the decade; with it branded everywhere, on cars, clothes, buildings and social media. The London 2012 Facebook page has o

Oceaniaís latest Olympians take to the track

Monday 06. of August 2012

By Lewis Woods of The Reportersí Academy 04-08-2012

The eyes of the Pacific Islands were drawn to the Olympic Stadium as 9 Oceania athletes took to the track for the menís 100m preliminary rounds. Athletes from Tonga, Palau, Tuvalu, The Marshall Isl

Oceania Reporters participate in Michael Phelps interview at the London Media Centre

Monday 06. of August 2012


By Courtney Smyth of The Reporters' Academy


Bearing the title of the ĎWorldís Most Decorated Olympian Everí, Michael Phelps made an appearance at the London Media Centre at about 1pm today.

Holder of 22 Olympic medals and after 12 years in th

A great day for Oceania women on the track

Saturday 04. of August 2012

By Matt Bowcott of The Reportersí Academy 03.08.2012 With the Olympics in full motion, it was time for the athletics competition to being on Day 7 of the 30th Olympiad. The second event on the track was the Womenís 100m Preliminary round, wit

Tuvaluan Weightlifter sets New Record

Wednesday 01. of August 2012

By Matt Bowcott of The Reportersí Academy Ė 30th July 2012

The Excel Arena played host to the Menís 62kg Weightlifting on Day 3 of the London Olympics, Tuvaluís Weightlifter Tuau Lapua Lapua, took to the floor as Tuvaluís only weightlifter in the Ol

Opening Ceremony - an unforgettable experience

Monday 30. of July 2012

By Holly Tregenza The Reportersí Academy

It started with the drums.

With the vibration on our backs the London 2012 Olympics turned as one towards the sound that created movement among the stands.

Along the rows of faces, hundreds of people from

Palauís Red Carpet Entrance

Friday 27. of July 2012

Bill Kelderman, the Chef de Mission for Palau, was then directed onto stage by several jesters whilst the others bowed, showing respect and the reflecting the equality of the nations. Once on stage the Palau national anthem started while the flag

Team Fiji pays last respects to Private Saunikalou

Friday 27. of July 2012

The Revd the Lord Leslie Griffiths MA pays tribute ......

Team Fiji was received at the Wesley's Chapel by The Revd the Lord Leslie Griffiths MA.  During the service The Revd the Lord Griffiths paid tribute to fallen Fijian soldier, Private A

From the Ocean to the Pool

Friday 27. of July 2012

Water has always been the second home of American Samoan swimmer Ching Maou Wei, and now the 26 year old is only weeks away from competing at the London 2012 Olympics.

From a young age Ching realised he belonged in the water, ďI went on fishing

Olympic Badminton Venue Pink

Friday 27. of July 2012

The pink color of the badminton courts at the London Olympics in Wembly arena will give people a sense of warmth and romance, said Chinese badminton head coach Li Yongbo this week.

Pink is the Olympic color in London. It is also color of th

Welcomed with Open Arms - Vanuatu

Friday 27. of July 2012

By Emma Cullin of The Reporters' Academy


The Welcome Ceremonies have been taking place daily in the Main Plaza of the Athletesí Village, formally welcoming athletes from all over the world to the London Olympics. These Ceremonies have been hosted