Regional and Olympic News

An equal playing field for women and men : a priority for Oceania sevens.

A record number of women in the workforce and local women assistant referees are part of this year’s Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship reflecting a global movement to achieve more equal participation of women and men in rugby.more

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee pay tribute to former President

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has paid tribute to Sir Henry ToRobert, the former President of the organisation who has died.more

Announcement from Tahiti

October 25,2018
Festival of traditional sports in Tahitimore

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee aiming for record performance at Samoa 2019

Following on from their success at the Pacific Games as host nation in 2015, the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) hope that they can create history by topping the medal table on foreign soil for the first time in Samoa next year.more

Olympic Hopefuls Featured in All New Season of Heroes of the Future.

MADRID – 24 September 2018 – With the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 just around the corner, the Olympic Channel invites viewers on a journey around the world in search of the Olympic champions of tomorrow in Heroes of the Future.more

Bower announced as Team Fiji’s Chef De Mission for 2019 Pacific Games

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has announced the appointment of Patrick Bower as the country's Chef De Mission for next year's Pacific Games in Samoamore

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Qualifying rounds for bodybuilders vying for the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship.

Our next national athletes to represent Fiji at the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship (SPBC) will be determined at the 2018 Suva Classic Competition (SCC) which will be held in Suva on Saturday, 29th September.more

Work begins on gymnasium construction prior to Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

Work begins on gymnasium construction prior to Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.more

Shuttlecock sceptic now making a badminton racket

An ex-rugby player who scoffed at the racquet sport the first time he saw it has become Tongan badminton's greatest devotee.more

International and local stars headline ITTF-Oceania Tour | Fiji

Some of the biggest names in Oceania table tennis are headed to Suva for the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Fiji. To be staged in the FMF Gymnasium from the 8th-9th September, sports fans are in for an impressive two days of action.more

2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships return to Fiji

The Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou, Minister for Youth and Sports, Fiji Government together with Oceania Rugby Women’s Director, Ms. Cathy Wong and Mr. John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Rugby Union confirmed the event’s return and the Fijian Government’s support at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva today in launching the 2018 event.more

Tahiti have had their suspension from the Pacific Games provisionally lifted.

The nation was initially suspended in December when their Government boycotted the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu, amid a dispute with the Pacific Games Council (PGC).more

FASANOC holds Young Athletes' Forum in Suva

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has held its 2018 Young Athletes' Forum as part of the country's build-up towards this year's Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.more

Qualification system published for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

With exactly two years to go until the athletics action gets underway in the Japanese capital, the IAAF has published the qualification system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.more

American Samoa get first win as Samoa sign off in style

Samoa signed off on the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier on a high note, demolishing hosts Tonga 9-0 to claim a clean sweep of the competition after watching American Samoa beat Cook Islands 3-1 earlier in the day.more

Oceania Rugby joins Vanuatu Rugby Football Union in the passing of Claudia Valentine

Claudia Valentine, former Board Member of Vanuatu Rugby Football Union and a passionate advocate for Women’s participation in all aspects of Rugby passed away this week following a short battle with cancer.more

Trevor's table tennis tricks and tales inspire inclusion

Feeling a little lost and low, Trevor Hirth was convinced to get serious about table tennis and suddenly "Necrohammer" has found himself a much-admired ambassador for inclusion, sharing his story around the world.more

OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier

Championship 2018 - Qualifying Stagemore

Football For Friendship young heroes from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands return home

Football For Friendship young heroes from Australia, New
Zealand and Pacific Islands return home from Russia to
spread the word about the magic of football.more

Hu and Yee win first ever ITTF-Oceania Tour titles

Heming Hu and Sally Yee have each secured the singles titles at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Tonga. Staged in the city of Nuku’alofa from the 29-30 of June, the event had the added bonus of being the first ever ITTF-Oceania Tour event.more

To the casual observer, rugby union is the universal obsession in the Pacific island nation of Fiji.

But a new generation of rugby missionaries is changing that with an aggressive new approach.more

Samoa 2019 vow Pacific Games will leave strong legacy as organisers host venue tour

Samoa 2019 chief executive Falefata Hele Matatia has expressed his hope that next year's Pacific Games will help the country to become a centre of excellence for sport in the region.more

Oceania express concern over support for Buenos Aires 2018 boxers following halt in AIBA funding

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in Oceania have raised concerns over financial support for boxers due to compete at this year's Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires due to funding being halted to the International Boxing Association (AIBA).more

Solomon Islands Prime Minister pledges backing for 2023 Pacific Games

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has pledged the Government's full support for hosting the 2023 Pacific Games.more

Lacoste to celebrate iconic Olympic heritage with new apparel line

First exclusive Olympic Heritage lifestyle apparel collection designed by Lacoste as part of a three-year licensing agreement.more

Tonga Prime Minister accused of dictatorial political interference and attempting to dissol

Tonga Prime Minister accused of dictatorial political interference and attempting to dissolve country's NOC.
The Tonga Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have accused the country's Prime Minister of "dictatorial and blatant political interference in sport" with claims he has sought to dissolve the organisation.more

Bid process for 2025 Pacific Mini Games reopened after American Samoa and Niue fail to meet requirem

A decision on the host of the 2025 Pacific Mini Games has been deferred to next year after the Pacific Games Council (PGC) opted to reopen the bid process due to American Samoa and Niue failing to meet requirements.more

ONOC and Samoan NOC sign education programme deal

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASANOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) to formalise an agreement around the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP).more

WADA to co-host Asia and Oceania regional anti-doping meeting in Sri Lanka

Representatives of 29 countries, as well as senior figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), are scheduled to attend this year's Asia and Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on AnThe meeting, which is the 15th such annual gathering, will be chaired by Faiszer Musthapha, Sri Lanka's Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports.more

Three sports to double as Oceania Championships at Pacific Games as women's rugby league nines added

A series of changes have been approved in an effort to add "further value" to competitions at the Pacific Games, while a motion to add women's rugby league nines was ratified.more

Samoa hold traditional welcome ceremony to open ONOC meetings

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) held a traditional ceremony to welcome delegates to the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) meetings here in Apia.more

Oceania e-learning platform to launch to boost training and education of sport administrators

An Oceania e-learning platform has been developed to help boost sporting organisations and train sporting administrators in the region.more

Record number get into rugby in 2017

•9.1 million players globally, more than a quarter women and girls
•Over two million girls and boys participated in Get Into Rugby in 2017
•Nauru and Kiribati join Get Into Rugby as programme continues to grow across Oceaniamore

Maltock elected acting OFC President

The Oceania Football Confederation Congress has elected Lambert Maltock to the role of acting OFC President for the remainder of the current term.more

FASANOC start Chef de Mission search for Pacific Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) have begun their search for a Chef de Mission for upcoming Pacific and Olympic Games.more

Samoa 2019 programme confirmed as Pacific Games Council to cap sports from 2023 edition

Samoa 2019 will be the final edition of the Pacific Games to feature more than 24 sports, with the multi-sport event set to be capped for future editions.more

Preliminary Report


IAAF joins race to beat global air pollution crisis

Today, UN Environment and the IAAF have announced a new partnership to address the issue of air quality which is leading to 7 million deaths across the world. The partnership will be supported by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) who will be working to create an air quality monitoring network that will eventually link almost 1,000 athletics tracks around the world.more

Aussies dominate 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup

Australia’s Heming Hu and Jian Fang Lay have won the 2018 ITTFOceania
Cup Men’s and Women’s Singles respectively at the recent
staging of the event in Port Vila, Vanuatu.more

Rellie Kaputin has graduated from West Texas A&M; University in the USA

Rellie Kaputin has graduated from West Texas A&M; University in the USA after a four and half year College programme which has seen her excel as a track and field athlete whilst completing her degree.more

PNG Rugby plans it's way to the future

A delegation of the court-appointed Interim Board of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) were in Australia last week to meet with key personnel from World Rugby and Oceania Rugby in a joint effort to revitalise rugby union in Papua New Guinea (PNG).more

Oceania to celebrate 50 years of international basketball in October

Southport - On October 21, 1968, 82 national federations assembled for a FIBA World Congress on the eve of the Olympic Basketball Tournament in Mexico city.more

Oceania Oceania board meets in New Zealand

Russell - The FIBA in Oceania board met on Saturday for a day of productive discussions regarding the state of basketball throughout the region. The board met in New Zealand, with FIBA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Markus Studer joining to provide an update on FIBA operations globally.more

Pasifika at The Commonwealth Games

Facts and stats of Pasifika @The Commonwealth Games from 1938-2018more

Shing set to compete on home soil at ITTF-Oceania Cup

Local table tennis hero Yoshua Shing is ready to fight for a place on the podium as Port Vila, Vanuatu is set to host the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup.more

The IWF and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Announce Collaboration to Combat Doping

The IWF and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Announce Collaboration to Combat Dopingmore

International Olympic Committee announces first ever Olympism in Action Forum

Forum to initiate global conversation on the role of sport in society.more

Lifting the Weight off his Country’s Shoulders

How an individual is shaping the future of his nation, using his global spotlight to raise awareness of his country, Kiribati and it’s problems.more

Dream Chasers & Future Makers

For Vanuatu’s Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu their Commonwealth Games bronze marks the end of a long road towards success at a Major Games. But it also sparks greater momentum for years to come.more

IOC announces Youth Olympic Games 2022 Evaluation Commission

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Africa in 2022.more

Fifth Place Finish For Katoatau But Gold Stays In Pacific

Samoa claimed gold in the Men’s 105kg weightlifting at Gold Coast 2018 as David Katoatau, who hinted that this could be his final Commonwealth Games, recovered from a nervous start to finish in fifth place overall.more

Join us on APRIL 6 to celebrate the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

This Friday April 6 marks the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and we're calling on our partners and friends around the world to join the celebrations!more

NOCs from seven countries on three continents confirm interest in staging the Olympic Winter Games 2

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that seven National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have expressed official interest in hosting the Olympic Winter Games 2026 – with others already considering 2030 and beyond, including the United States Olympic Committee. This is the first group benefitting entirely from the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, which offer a cost-efficient, transparentmore

Women and gender parity in the spotlight at PyeongChang 2018

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the female athletes who took centre stage at PyeongChang 2018, a Games which saw the IOC move closer towards the ultimate goal of gender parity.more

IAAF CEO Gers resigns

The IAAF today announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Olivier Gers.more

Teaming up for sporting success – The World Academy of Sport and University of London

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS), a leading educational body specialising in global sport and events, is working with the University of London to develop a new postgraduate programme.more

PyeongChang 2018: The IPC Academy Campus is Set to Begin

The fourth edition of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Academy Campus will take place between 6 and 18 March 2018 at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, bringing together delegates and leading experts from all around the globe to observe and participate in one of the world’s largest sporting events.
The IPC Academy Campus will include the popular IPC Observers’ Programme whicmore

IOC Statement

The final notification of all remaining test results from the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) delegation has been received from the Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU).more

Report by the Executive Steering Committee for Olympic Games Delivery

PyeongChang, February 2018
Olympic Agenda 2020.
Olympic Games: From six recommendations to implementationmore

2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Please find below the link to the list of the flagbearers for the 91 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Olympic Athlete from Russia delegation participating in the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.more

Olympic Channel to broadcast PyeongChang 2018 across India and sub-continent

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the Olympic Channel will live stream the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 across India and the sub-continent, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.more

MA degree in Sport and Olympic Studies at the Tsukuba International Academy of Sport Studies


It’s time for Africa!

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved plans to target African National Olympic Committees (NOCs) as potential host cities of the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. The decision was made by members at the IOC Session, following the recommendation of the IOC’s Executive Board earlier this weekmore

Request to invite 15 athletes and coaches to PyeongChang 2018 for the "Olympic Athlete from Russia"

Based on the recommendation of the Invitation Review Panel, the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OAR IG) has met to discuss the request by the suspended Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to invite 13 more athletes and two more coaches to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.more

Press Release - Winning medal design to light up Buenos Aires 2018

The winning entry of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Medal Design Competition for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 has been chosen. It was submitted by 18-year-old Muhamad Farid Husen from Indonesia, and is entitled "Fireworks of Victory".more

Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) Invitation Review Panel releases list of information used as part

The OAR Invitation Review Panel today released a summary of some of the key elements of information used by the Panel during its deliberations, which determined the pool of Russian athletes who could be invited by the IOC to take part in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as OARs.more

International Testing Agency (ITA) moves closer to being operational

The Foundation Board of the ITA, along with its Chair Dr Valérie Fourneyron, held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 18 January, which marks a further step on the organisation’s road to becoming fully operational in early 2018.more

Death of Vladimir Cernusak, IOC Honorary Member

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is greatly saddened to learn of the death of IOC Honorary Member Vladimir Cernusak, at the age of 96.more

New Year's Message 2018 from IOC President Thomas Bach

Dear Olympic friends,

We are at the start of a great Olympic Year 2018.more

Russian athletes agree to compete under neutral flag at Pyeongchang 2018

Russia's athletes plan to compete under a neutral flag at next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Athletes' Commission Sofya Velikaya revealed today.more

Tahiti suspended from Pacific Games

The General Assembly of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) unanimously agreed to suspend the membership of the Tahiti Nui Pacific Games Association (COPF) due to the French Polynesian Government’s interference in the autonomy and independence of sporting associations, which calumniated in its decision to boycott the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games.more

IOC suspends Russian NOC and creates a path for clean individual athletes to compete in PyeongChang

The IOC Executive Board today studied and discussed the findings of the Commission led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia. This report also addresses in particular the manipulation at the anti-doping laboratory at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 which targeted the Olympic Games directly. Over 17 montmore

Van2017 - PNG sisters kickstart weightlifting golden haul

Sisters Thelma and Dika Toua raked in six gold medals for PNG in Tuesday morning’s opening session of the Vanuatu 2017 women’s weightlifting event.more

Van2017- Tennis – Youth with Endurance

An epic battle between two 15 year old women resumed on Tuesday morning at the Korman Tennis Courts where Vanuatu and Tonga were battling for a victory in the first round of the tournament.more

Van2017 - Vanuatu women football looks promising

Vanuatu ran out looking very confident with their side to play on Monday as the first day of the Women’s competition at the Van2017 Games kicked off.more

Van2017 Tonga got hit by Solomon second match

Tonga get a first surprising score today when Solomon Islands scored 8 goals to 0. Solomon Islands Team performed a very strong game against Tonga, and won with first score from Jerry Tongamore

Van2017 - Table Tennis Competitive in Day Two

PNG, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fiji and Solomon Islands competed in round three of the men’s and women’s table tennis category on Tuesday as they continue their Van2017 journey.more

Van2017 - Marshall Islands weightlifter sets four new records

Marshall Islands’ Mathlynn Sasser dominated the women’s 63kg weightlifting competition, claiming three gold medals and setting four new Pacific Games and Oceania records.more

FIBA Press Release - New worldwide FIBA insurance extends and enhances cover for

MIES, Switzerland - FIBA has introduced one of the biggest and most comprehensive reimbursement schemes in sport to protect national team players and their clubs. The new, upgraded and global program on Saturday was ratified by FIBA's Executive Committee.more

IOC sanctions three Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, three Russian bobsledders, Aleksandr KAS’YANOV, Aleksei PUSHKAREV and IIvir KHUZIN, have been sanctionedmore

Key event held in Oceania to help National Paralympic Movements in region develop

Seven countries attended the first Organisational Capacity Programme (OCP) meeting in Oceania.more

Sports News Around The Region

What an Exciting Sports Weekend. Joys, Tears and disappointmentsmore

Oswald Commission findings

IOC sanctions five Russian athletes and publishes first full decision.more

PyeongChang 2018 prepared to deliver memorable Olympic Winter Games experience

With less than 80 days to go until the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded its final Project Review in PyeongChang confident that a memorable experience awaits athletes and Olympic fans in the Republic of Korea.more

IOC sanctions four Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the four Russian skeleton athletes, Sochi 2014 bronze medallist Elena NIKITINA, Mariia ORLOVA, Olga POTYLITSYNA and Sochi 2014 gold medallist Aleksandr TRETIAKOV, have bmore

IOC President highlights athletes' exemplary role as the UN General Assembly adopts Olympic Truce fo

The Olympic Truce aims to ensure the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators at February’s Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea.more

IOC Statement on IOC Member Mr Frank Fredericks

The IOC Executive Board (EB) met today to discuss the evolution of the situation of the IOC Member in Namibia, Mr Frank Fredericks.more

IOC sanctions four Russian athletes and closes one case as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.more

IOC sanctions two Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published the first conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the two Russian athletes Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov have been sanctioned.more

Pacific Games Council rejects Tahiti snub

The Pacific Games Council has accused the Tahitian government of political interference, after announcing it will boycott the upcoming Mini Games in Vanuatu.more

Inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in San Diego in 2019 set to be on smaller scale than first planned

Only around 2,000 athletes from a limited number of countries are now set to feature at a slimmed down inaugural edition of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games in San Diego in 2019.more

Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation deprived of chance to compete at Gold Coast 2018 test event

The Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF) has been forced to cancel its team’s scheduled participation at the upcoming Oceania and Commonwealth Championships in Brisbane after being unable to acquire the necessary permission for carrying arms and ammunition.more

First Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Qualifying event starts on Tuesday 24th October

Right now in Medemblik (Netherlands), 28 eager Nacra 15 teams representing 13 Nations and four continents are preparing their first Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Qualifying event. In October 2018 the Nacra 15 will be the youth sailing boat during the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.more

The Golden 1990’s – Part Three

In the 1997 Mini Games in Pago Pago, American Samoa, it was Boxing who won bragging rights over Athletics in the medal tally.more

The new millennium – Vanuatu looks to the future – Part One

The first Mini Games of the new millennium were held on Norfolk Island in December 2001. Vanuatu sent a Netball Team and a ten-strong Athletics Team consisting of nine males and one female.more

Exclusive: Russian weightlifting is changing after admitting mistakes of the past, promises Agapitov

Maxim Agapitov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation, says that athletes will face lie detector tests as part of a major clean-up of doping.more

Samoa warned need to establish Organising Committee for 2019 Pacific Games as soon as possible

Establishing an Organising Committee for the 2019 Pacific Games at the earliest possible date is the key priority for Samoa after the country officially replaced Tonga as hosts of the event, the head of the nation's Olympic Committee has warned.more

Rio 2016 chief Nuzman arrested in Brazilian vote buying scandal

Rio 2016 and Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman has been arrested by Brazilian police today for alleged involvement in a vote-buying scandal connected to their successful bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.more

Papua New Guinea Men make it a clean sweep at the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup 2017) - The host nation Papua New Guinea has capped off their undefeated run by overcoming New Caledonia 81-61 to keep the first-ever FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup in Papua New Guinea. After an undefeated group phase, Papua New Guinea managed to hold off the tough New Caledonia side and be crowned champions.more

Papua New Guinea crowned first ever FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup Champions

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup 2017) - Papua New Guinea has put on a show for the home fans, defeated Fiji 77-58 taking out the first ever FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup. After an undefeated group phase, Papua New Guinea capitalised on this momentum and the home crowd to defeat the 2015 Pacific Games gold medalists Fiji.more

New Caledonia Women have taken third and qualified for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (FIBA Women's Melanesia Basketball Cup 2017) - They've done it, after a 49-60 thriller against Solomon Islands, the New Caledonia women have qualified for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.more

Fiji Men have qualified for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup 2017) - After a heartbreaking loss to host nation Papua New Guinea last night, the Fiji men's team has bounced back and secured their spot in the 2019 Pacific Games.more

AIBA President Wu attacks Interim Management Committee after victory in Swiss courts

International Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu has claimed the group trying to force him out "sullied everything that we have achieved over the past 12 months".more

FASANOC chief executive among officials to hail Oceania's participation at Ashgabat 2017

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) chief executive Lorraine Mar is among the officials to have paid homage to Oceania's participation at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG), which concluded here in Turkmenistan's capital today.more

Swiss Court rejects requests for urgent provisional measures in AIBA management

The Swiss District Court has rejected requests for urgent provisional measures to be taken over the running of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), meaning the position of President C K Wu has been upheld.more

Press Release : PyeongChang 2018 : The French Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSF) reaffirms its

PyeongChang 2018 : The French Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSF) wishes to reaffirm that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is following very closely the situation in PyeongChang for 2018 and regularly informing National Olympic Committees (NOCs).more

FIBA Press Release - September 24, 2017:Tenerife to host FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018

From September 22-30, 2018, Tenerife will host the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

TENERIFE, Canary Islands, Spain (FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, will host the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018, the International Basketball Federation confirmed on Sunday.more

AIBA opens registration for 2017 Women's Junior and Youth World Championships

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has officially opened the team registrations for the 2017 Women’s Junior and Youth World Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Indian city Guwahati from November 19 to 26.more

Newly-elected AESF President targets Olympic recognition for esports

Kenneth Fok has targeted International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition for esports following his election today as the President of the sport's Asian governing body.more

WADA legacy outreach programme to take place at 2017 World Rowing Championships

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are set to deliver a legacy outreach programme at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.more

News Release - CANOC Hurricane Irma Relief

The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) has been involved in an initiative amongst members of the international Olympic Movement to assist the Olympic sports fraternity in member countries affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma.more

Basketball fans win as Fiji's FBC TV and the Solomon Islands' TTV sign on as broadcast partners for

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – In a major boost for hoops fans in the Melanesian region, the upcoming FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup will be available on free to air via major TV networks in the region.more

New logo launched by GAISF to symbolise break with past

A "vibrant" new logo has been launched by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) today in what is being billed as an attempt to symbolise a "new chapter in its history".more

Samoa Awarded Pacific Games

(ATR) Samoa won unanimous approval to host the 2019 Pacific Games from the Pacific Games Council Executive Board.more

ITTF Fills Two Senior Positions

(ATR) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) makes Steve Dainton the permanent CEO and names Raul Calin as the federation’s first Secretary General.more

IOC and Pyeongchang 2018 try to allay fears over North Korea

United States President Donald Trump is among world leaders the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pyeongchang 2018 have contacted to try to reassure that tensions with North Korea should not stop people attending next year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, they revealed here todaymore

AOC Congratulates Peter Conde on AIS Appointment

The AOC today congratulated Peter Conde on his appointment as Director of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).more

Press Release : New Weight Categories, 2018 Host Cities Among Wrestling's Bureau Announcements

PARIS (August 25) – The bureau of United World Wrestling wrapped up its week of meetings Thursday night at the Pullman Hotel in Bercy, passing several recommendations including the designation for the ten new weight categories and the announcement of host cities for the 2018 season.more

Press Release : International Surfing Association Welcomes Samoa as 103rd Member Nation

The International Surfing Association today has welcomed the Samoa Surfriders Association (SSA) as their 103rd Member Nation, further promoting Surfing’s growth in the Oceania Region.Press Release:more

Rio 2016 Illness Rates Lower Than Previous Games -- Top Story Replay

(ATR) A study of illnesses and injuries from the Rio 2016 Olympics shows overall athletes stayed healthier than the previous two Summer Olympics.more

PNG to take part in Asian Indoor and Martial Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

For the first time, Papua New Guinea will take part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.more

Limited out-of-competition drug testing conducted by IPC in winter sports during 2016

There were no out-of-competition drug testing conducted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in sports including Alpine skiing, ice hockey and snowboarding in 2016, annual statistics included in the body's annual report published today have revealedmore

October is set to be the month of futsal as the Oceania Football Confederation announces the first

October is set to be the month of futsal as the Oceania Football Confederation announces the first OFC Youth Futsal Tournament to be held at Bruce Pulman Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.more

Coates Welcomes AOC Report, But Defiant on Bullying Claims

(ATR) Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates brushed back any talk of resignation following the release of a report into the “toxic” culture of the committee.more

Asian champions Iran drawn in Group D for futsal tournament at Ashgabat 2017

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship winners Iran will take on Kyrgyzstan, Jordan and Tahiti in the group stage of the men's futsal tournament at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat.more

Queen's Baton Relay passes through 2022 Commonwealth Games bidding city Birmingham

Birmingham has today played host to the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in recognition of the English city's own ambitions to host the 2022 edition.more

C K Wu remains in control at AIBA as Swiss court defers decision until next month

International Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu has clung on to power of the governing body until at least next month after a Swiss court deferred a ruling on who is in charge of the troubled organisation for the second time.more

Exclusive: Ilic among nine new IOC members proposed by Executive Board

Nine individuals - including Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) President Neven Ilic - are being proposed for membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month.more

Rugby union driven migration as a means for sustainable livelihoods creation: A case study of iTauke

Due to their sporting potential, young Fijian rugby athletes have become a highly sought-after sport migrant group.more

Paris 2024 Considering Esports Addition

(ATR) Paris 2024 bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet says the youth attraction to esports makes it an intriguing possibility to add to the Olympic program.more

Press Release: City Council Rushes 2028 Olympic Vote This Friday, Despite Hosting ZERO Public Forums

Opposition group NOlympics LA is hosting its own forum August 15more

PM '99 percent confident' Samoa will host Pacific Games

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says he is "99 percent confident" Samoa will be awarded hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games.more

Tahiti expresses interest in hosting 2019 Pacific Games as deadline passes

Tahiti has joined Guam and Samoa in expressing their interest in replacing Tonga as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games.more

Los Angeles agree to host 2028 Olympics as Paris get 2024

Los Angeles has today agreed to host the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, meaning Paris will play host to the 2024 edition.more

Los Angeles Declares Candidature for Olympic Games 2028 - IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the l

In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028. In it, the IOC stipulates that it will makemore

Fiji women close the gap against Lebanon

BENGALURU (FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 - Division B) – In game two of Fiji’s FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 – Division B campaign they played against a spirited Lebanon side.more

Fiji Women open the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 - Division B against Singapore

BENGALURU (FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 - Division B) – For the first time in history Fiji is competing in a FIBA Asia event. The Fiji Women’s national basketball team faced Singapore in the first game of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 – Division B.more

Former coordinator of OSIC receives life membership

Before the start of the of the Oceania Area Championships Oceania Athletics Association was proud to present Life Membership to Mr Albert Miller (FIJ) and Mr Denis Wilson AM (AUS) at the Oceania Athletics Association Congress Dinner in Fiji at the time of the OAA Congress.more

OFC mourns rising Fijian talent

The Oceania Football Confederation is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Fiji U-19 goalkeeper Francine Lockington, who passed away in Lautoka yesterday.more

Captain Thunot helps keep Tahiti's finals hopes alive

GUAM (FIBA Oceania Championship 2017) – Tahiti put on a display of team work in their 97-36 defeated of the Marshall Islands. This takes Tahiti to 1-1 and still in contention for a Division A final.more

Ropati’s double double helps Samoa stay undefeated

GUAM (FIBA U17 Women's Oceania Championship 2017) - Samoa improves to 2-0 after their 49 point win against Tahiti. Their aggressive play style showed through on the stat sheet, pulling down 60 rebounds and 22 steals. Tenva Ropati was responsible for a third of Samoa’s rebounds finishing the game with a 21 point, 21 rebound double-double.more

Van2017 Mini Games will include 3x3 basketball

VANUATU – Following last month’s announcement that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will include 3x3 as part of the Olympic Basketball program starting 2020, the Pacific Games Council (PGC) has revealed its decision to incorporate 3x3 into the 2017 Pacific ‘Mini’ Games in Vanuatu.more

IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Laus

The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting concluded today with a number of innovative and impactful decisions for the future of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).more

LA 2024 highlights plans to offer unprecedented training opportunities for NOCs and NPCs in run-up t

Bid leaders focused on ensuring more nations win more medals at the 2024 Games than ever beforemore


The IAAF offers its sincerest apologies to the athletes who believed their personal and medical information was secure with us. We will continue to work with cyber incident response (CIR) firm Context Information Security, who identified the Fancy Bear cyber-attack which we announced in April - link - to create a safe environment.more

Fiji will not bid as a replacement host for 2019 Pacific Games

Joseph Rodan, FASANOC President, has said Fiji will not consider stepping in as a potential replacement host for the 2019 Pacific Games ©FASANOCmore

Pacific Games Council eye new host by September as Tonga 2019 withdrawal made official

The Pacific Games Council will aim to make a recommendation for a new 2019 host by the end of August, after Tonga's withdrawal from hosting the event was made officialmore

Fiji to host 2019 IWF Junior World Championships

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board unanimously decided to award the hosting rights for the 2019 IWF Junior World Championships to Weightlifting Fiji and the city of Suva, FIJI.more

3x3 Basketball add to the Olympic Program

MIES, Switzerland (FIBA 3x3) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Executive Board on Friday announced its decision to include 64 athletes (32 men and 32 women) for 3x3 as part of the Olympic Basketball program starting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.more

New Caledonia @ Oceania U17s

NEW CALEDONIA (FIBA U17 Women’s Oceania Championship 2017) – New Caledonia U17 Women’s coach Sylvain Bailly is happy with her team's mentality during preparations for the FIBA U17 Women’s Oceania Championship 2017.more

Guam @ Oceania U17s

GUAM (FIBA U17 Oceania Championship 2017) – Guam U17 men’s coach Jin Han is honored to lead his athletes into battle against the best teams from the region on home soil at this year's FIBA U17 Oceania Championship.more

Countdown to the FIBA Melanesian Cup Begins

PORT MORESBY – The FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup has been officially launched to the public today during an event in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.more

3x3 Website for FIBA

FIBA on Monday announced the official launch of, a one-stop-shop for 3x3, FIBA’s urban basketball discipline.more

Employment Opportunity @ Weightlifting Fiji

We are looking for a passionate High Performance / National Coach to join our dynamic team to improve our rankings and performances in the international arena.more

ITTF Signs Strategic Investment Agreement with ITTF-Oceania

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a ground breaking Strategic Investment Agreement with ITTF-Oceanimore

Independent Athletics Integrity Unit is operational

The independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which sits at the heart of the IAAF’s integrity reforms, officially began operating on Monday 3 April 2017.more

PNG Olympic Committee celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

As part of global celebrations to commemorate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the PNG Olympic Committee took part in a series of events emphasizing the value of sport and the benefits of staying active under the theme of the 2017 IDSDP “Time to Get Moving”.more

IDSDP - International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with Sport Matters!more

World Table Tennis Day!

The third edition of the World Table Tennis Day, hosted by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) will be held Thursday 6 April 2016.more

FIH launches Rules of Hockey app

-App developed to increase accessibility for hockey officials, players and fans
-Free app available on iOS and android smartphonesmore

FIBA officially announces host and dates for the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup

PORT MORESBY – The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup will see the best teams from the region battle it out for their chance at glory by claiming the coveted Melanesian Cup and earning their spot in the Pacific Games Basketball Tournament.more

Integrity, Olympic Movement and Sport

Forum agrees on creation of Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and launch of International Sports Integrity Partnership.more

Pacific Youth Leaders ‘Step N Rep’

GOLD COAST - Anyone who has ever stepped on a basketball court has fantasised about playing for their national team. It is an amazing honour and a huge responsibility, in order to perform under these conditions one must be extremely well preparemore

A Lesson in Cooperation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby and USA Football today announced a plan to collaborate on the evolution and enhancement of coaching education, sport development and player safety to encourage consistency in how youth sports are taught and played.more

IOC Athletes’ Commission Statement on the US Executive Order on Immigration

The IOC Athletes’ Commission supports the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in its efforts to ensure expedited access to the United States for athletes and officials from the seven countries included in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration.more

World Sailing to move headquarters from Southampton to London

The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election of a new President and Board of Directors in November 2016.more

IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.more

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers – OFC Stage 3

Stage 3 returns in Marchmore

OFC Champions League 2017

2017 Champions League Match Schedule confirmedmore

IOC and Alibaba Partnership

An innovative partnership to support the Olympic Movementmore

World Rugby announces new measures to limit contact with the head

World Rugby has further strengthened its commitment to injury prevention by announcing details of a zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact in the sport.more

Kim Andersen elected World Sailing President

Kim Andersen has been elected as World Sailing President at World Sailing's General Assembly as the 2016 Annual Conference drew to a close in Barcelona, Spain.more

IOC Approves Funding for Olympic Solidarity


WADA publishes Independent Observer Team Report for 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games

Montreal, 27 October 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes its Independent Observer Team’s (IO Team’s) Report concerning the anti-doping program at the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), WADA is invited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to send an IO Team to the Olympic Games.more

Lausanne 2020 gearing up for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission concluded its first visit on Thursday to Lausanne, Switzerland – host city of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2020. The visit ended on a high note, with preparations deemed well under way after just over a year since the city was elected at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur in July 2015.more

IOC sanctions Anna Chicherova for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008

As part of this process, the IOC today announced that Anna Chicherova has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. The details follow.more

Sport, Nature and Technology in perfect harmony

World Sailing is pleased to announce a new strategic positioning for the sport, expressed in a new, fresh and modern brand identity.more

OFC joins in mourning former FIFA President

The Oceania Football Confederation has joined the football world in mourning former FIFA President Joao Havelange who has passed away in Samaritano Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, aged 100.more

Rio Olympians elect four new members to IOC Athletes’ Commission

Britta Heidemann from Germany (fencing), Seug-min Ryu from Korea (table tennis), Daniel Gyurta from Hungary (swimming) and Yelena Isinbayeva from the Russian Federation (athletics) have been elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission by their peers at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 for a term of eight years.more

Siosi moves up a gear at Rio Olympics

Deafening roars could be heard from the morning athletics crowd at the Olympic Stadium before the Men’s 5000m. Rosefelo Siosi of the Solomon Islands first time Olympian was ready to take on the race.more

New Zealand win 49er Gold, Australia silver, Germany bronze

For Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), the Medal Race was a victory lap, the Kiwis having won the 49er Men's gold medal with two races to spare after dominating the 20-boat fleet at Rio 2016 over the past week.more


Kiribati’s ‘Golden Boy’ David Katoatau will be rounding off Kiribati’s participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Men’s 105kg Weightlifting event tomorrow afternoon.more

Marshall Islands - Rio Olympic - Simeon signs Team MHL off from Rio 2016 with a Personal Best

18-year-old, Marshallese runner, Richson Simeon, broke his Personal Best by six hundredths as he recorded a time of 11.81 seconds in the Men’s 100m at the Olympic Stadium.more

Furgeson Breaks Records on Her Way to Heat Win

Day seven of the swimming competition saw 17-year-old Colleen Ferguson break her personal best on her way to winning Heat 4 of the Women’s 50m Freestyle. Her time of 28.19 seconds left her delighted.more

Opening spectacle hits a few home truths for the Marshall Islands

After being officially welcomed into the Athletes’ Village on Thursday, Team Marshall Islands made their Olympic bow to the 2016 Games by parading round the Maracanã stadium in the centre of Rio de Janeiro.more

Colleen Furgeson is ready to make a splash for Team MHL

Colleen Furgeson has been selected to represent the Marshall Islands at the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.more


It’s been a long road since Samoan swimmer Evelina Afoa’s first appearance on a world stage at the 2013 FINA Swimming World Championships to competing in the Rio Olympics on Sunday 7th August.more

Schuster joins the Olympic family

‘Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.’more

Giordan Harris is looking to build on previous Olympic experience

Giordan Harris has once again been chosen to represent Team MHL at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.more


Team Kiribati wowed crowds at last night’s Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro for the 31st Olympic Games.more


There’s a saying that it’s not always good to meet your heroes, they could be a disappointment. As any soccer fan will tell you the Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro is simply iconic.more

Olympic records for Oceania Women

Oceania may only have a population a seventh the size of host nation Brazil but that doesn’t mean the continent isn’t making a permanent mark on the Olympic Games.

On day one the three women from Oceania were setting new records.more

Ovinou looks to do PNG proud

Papua New Guinea’s only judo athlete to qualify for an Olympic Games, Raymond Ovinou, will step on to the mat tomorrow to face his Canadian opponent Antoine Bouchard. It will be the first bout in the round of 64 in the Men’s under 66kg category.more

Katua ready for Olympic Debut

He may be up against an opponent from one of the biggest countries in the world and a traditional powerhouse of the Olympics, but Team PNG’s under 60kg male boxer,more

Team PNG settles in at Rio

Team PNG was officially welcomed to the Rio2016 Olympic Games Village at 8pm local time. The Village welcome is a tradition at the Olympics and provides the opportunity for the Mayor of the Games Village to officially welcome each country to the village and for the flag of the country to be raised at the village.more

Mattie Sasser is lifted by Rio experience

Mattie Langtor Sasser is the flag bearer for the Marshall Islands. Sasser will be competing in the Weightlifting holds the 58Kg Junior and Senior Oceania titles, and is the Oceania Senior Clean and Jerk record holder.more

Jenly Wini – Flagbearer, leading the way for the Solomons

Jenly Wini is perhaps not what you’d expect. The image of a World Class weightlifter is perhaps a little different from the slight, polite, smiling young lady that greeted me.more

Marshall Islands welcomed into their home from home

Marshall Islands Minister for Sport, Tony Muller, described the spectacle as “awesome and goosebumps are the only words that come to mind.”more

IOC Review Panel decides on the participation of Russian athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

List of 271 athletes communicated to the Russian National Olympic Committeemore

Warmest of Welcomes for Team Solomon Islands

With just over 24 hours to go to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics, it was the turn of the Solomon Islands to be officially welcomed to the Games.more

Olympic Facts: What you need to know about Kiribati

Where is Kiribati? What is it like? Ask no more...we shared these facts with global broadcasters to help commentators of the Opening Ceremony know more about the teams we are representing at Rio Olympic Games!more

Olympic Facts: What you need to know about the Marshall Islands

Learn interesting facts about the Marshall Islands.more

Olympic Facts: What you need to know about the Solomon Islands

Learn more about the Solomon Islands.more

Angela Ruggiero to head IOC Athletes’ Commission

American ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero was elected as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission, replacing outgoing Chair Claudia Bokel. IOC President Thomas Bach officially appointed Angela Ruggiero during today’s joint meeting between the IOC Athletes’ Commission and the IOC Executive Board, following a vote by the members of the Commission.more

Australian NBL Coach of the Year helps Fiji prepare for new competition system

SUVA - Fiji is known worldwide for their rugby prowess which will be on display in this year's Rio Olympic Games. But, come 2017, Fiji's men's national basketball team is going to be thrust into the spotlight.more

Olympic Channel to launch on 21 August 2016

New digital-first platform will be available anytime, anywhere and on any device, at the conclusion of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.more

Team PNG in Rio

The first contingent of Team PNG to the Olympics have settled in to Rio and the Games Village.more

International Olympic Committee Press Release July 18, 2016

Statement of the International Olympic Committee on WADA reportmore

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics Statistics Handbook now available

With exactly one month to go before the athletics gets underway, the athletics statistics handbook for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is now available to access from the IAAF website as an online ebook and as a PDF download.more

International Olympic Committee Press Release, July 7, 2016

IOC Executive Board asks Ethics Commission for advice on Iuliia Stepanovamore

Australia win 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship

ZARAGOZA, Spain (2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship) - Australia won a historic first-ever title at the FIBA U17 Women's World Championship in Zaragoza after storming to a 62-38 victory over Italy in Saturday's Final.more

PhD Students Research Grant Programme for NOCs - 2017 Awards

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre organises an annual grant programme intended for PhD students engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture.more

OSC News Letter, The latest insight from the Olympic Studies Centre, June 2016, NO. 33


Sports Education in Papua New Guinea

Up to 95 Pacific sport enthusiasts from government sports offices, 11 national sports federations and sports & physical education teachers will be participating in the Papua New Guinea Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP) scheduled for July 4 to 14, 2016 in Port Moresby.more

Oceania Football Confederation Media Release Tuesday 28 June

2017 OFC Champions League
New expanded format for 2017
A new and expanded format that will take Oceania’s premier international club competition across the Pacific is on the cards for the 2017 OFC Champions Leaguemore


Strong statement by the IWF Executive Board
Today, the IWF Executive Board started its two days meeting in Tbilisi, GEO with the first day entirely dedicated to Anti-Doping.more

International Olympic Committee Press Release, 21st June 2016

Declaration of the Olympic Summit

Statement by the IOC Executive Board

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes and supports the IAAF’s strong stance against doping. This is in line with the IOC’s long-held zero-tolerance policy.more

Just Play Exhibition opens in Paris

Amidst the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and surrounded by the excitement of EURO 2016, the UEFA Foundation for Children and the Australian Embassy launched an exhibition showcasing the OFC Just Play Programme in Paris.more

Just Play recognised

The OFC Just Play Programme has received the 2016 UEFA Foundation for Children Award in recognition for the work it does in improving the lives of children in the Pacific through football.more

Team FIJI, Vodafone & FASANOC Launches Online Donation Portal

Vodafone Fiji has come up with a first for Fiji by launching a donation portal that will allow Fijians all over the world to get behind the country's largest contingent to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.more

Week-long activities planned for Olympic Day celebrations

A week of fun activities will be held in Port Moresby from June 20 to 26 as part of the worldwide Olympic Day celebrations. The Olympic Day falls on June 23 however, the days leading up to it and after will be filled with fun activities which will involve schools, communities, sports teams and club as well as the public.more

FIBA Development Manager visits Kiribati and Marshall Islands Basketball Federations

TARAWA/MAJURO - As part of FIBA's commitment to growing the game of basketball around the world, FIBA Development Manager - Oceania Annie La Fleur recently travelled through the North Pacific. Her goal, to train the next generation of basketball coaches and officials, develop local competitions and introduce FIBA's exciting new competition structure.more

International Olympic Committee Press Release, 6th June 2016

Olympic Channel reaches landmark agreements with International Sports Federationsmore

Uphill battle on the cards for hosts

Host nation Papua New Guinea have a major task on their hands if they want to remain in contention for the OFC Nations Cup semi-finals as they get set to take on the defending champions Tahiti in tomorrow’s opening match.more

Must win for Fiji and Vanuatu

After losing their Group B openers, both Fiji and Vanuatu are hoping to get their 2016 OFC Nations Cup campaigns back on track.more

Oceania Weightlifting Event Concluded in Fiji

The successful event included seminars and meetings beside the competitions of the Oceania Championships – also serving as Continental Qualification Event for 2016 Rio Olympic Games.more

FIFA 11 for Health programme announced for Papua New Guinea

The “FIFA 11 for Health” programme, which improves children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to disease and lifestyle, will be rolled out in July in Port Moresby, the Host City of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.more

FIBA's Foundation, FIBA Oceania Regional Office and Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea announ

SOUTHPORT/GORDONS/MIES - FIBA's Oceania regional office, the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) and FIBA's Foundation, the International Basketball Federation (IBF), have announced a partnershmore

2016 OFC Nations Cup

OFC Nations Cup and International Tri-Nations tickets on salemore

24 local weightlifters to participate in Oceania Weightlifting Championship

The Fiji men's weightlifting team will need to finish in the top five and the women's in the top four of the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championship to be able to select representatives for the Rio Olympics in August.more

2016 Youth Worlds Notice of Race released

The competition begins on 14 December and runs until 20 December in Auckland, New Zealand and the competition format for all events is fleet racing.more

FIBA launches coaching app

MUNICH, Germany - FIBA's European coaching department has developed a coaching app set to benefit coaches at all levels, globally.more

Sport Jobs in PNG


Make Use Of Technologies Says OSEP Mentor

Sports Associations have been encouraged to make use of the latest technologies in order to achieve their strategic plans for the future during a two day workshop conducted on the 29th and 30th of April.more

Pacific Tests 2016 - Events and Information

All the events leading up to the Pacific Tests at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday, May 7.more

Pacific Test teams announced

Pacific nations announced their Test Match teams on Sunday evening ahead of matches this Saturday at Pirtek Stadium.more

Vanuatu’s Matauatu & Miller long journey to Sochi

Sochi, Russia, May 4, 2016 - Traveling long distances to play Beach Volleyball at international stops is nothing new for Linline Matauatu and Pata Miller of Vanuatu, but traveling from Brazil to Russia in a 36-hour period to compete in the US$150,000 Sochi Open is tough.more

Oceania Volleyball Championship kicks off in Fiji

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2, 2016 – The 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship was officially opened by Laisania Tuitubou, the Fiji Minister for Youth and Sports, on Monday as he welcomed seven participating countries representing 10 women’s teams and nine men’s teams.more

Goal to qualify on merit to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

More than ten years ago she made a deal with her mum in learning how to swim and it has brought her to where she is today.more


Apart from her interest to play table tennis, Sally Yee 15 this year was also motivated to pursue her career on this sport because her parent also loved to play it.more

Athletes empowered to reach their full potential

Athletes were empowered to reach their full potential after participating at FASANOC Fiji athletes Forum held at Studio 6, Suva on Saturday 23 April.more

Events Officer – Volunteer/Internship Position

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC), is the umbrella body for 39 National Federations of Sport and we are the body authorized to send Team Fiji to the Pacific Games (Mini and Major), Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games.more

FIBA’s Foundation and Genius Sports announce extended partnership

National basketball leagues and federations to benefit as long-running agreement extended to 2019more

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay gets under way as Olympic flame lit in Olympia

IOC President says Games ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’more

Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games – Still hard work to be done

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August at the close of the 10th and final IOC Coordination Commission visit to Rio de Janeiro (11-13 April 2016).more

Oceania qualifiers for 2016 Olympics updated 12th July 2016

American Samoa,Australia, Cook Islands,FSM, Fiji,Guam,Kiribati,Nauru,NZ,PNG,Palau,Samoa,Solomon Is,Tonga and Vanuatumore

Fight Night in Fiji

If you're in Suva, Fight Night begins on Saturday 2 April 2016 @ 4PM at the National Gymnasium.more

Olympian Carl Probert appointed to World Olympian Board

World Olympians Association (WOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiji Olympian Carl Probert to its Executive Board. Probert joins the WOA Board as a continental representative of the National Olympians Associations of Oceania and brings with him a wealth of experience as an Olympic athlete.more

FIBA Oceania Annual Report

Please see attachedmore

From shame to fame: How a tragic accident led to table tennis gold

As Fiji cleans up after the devastating Tropical Cyclone Winston, one Fijian man badly injured during a previous violent storm is providing hope and inspiration in his quest for table tennis gold.more

Para table tennis returns to Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018!

It has been announced that table tennis will be a part of the most extensive integrated para-sport program in history for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.more

Table Tennis Olympic Qualification Tournament comes to Bendigo

Vanuatu's Yoshua Shing will be looking to impress once again on the tables in Bendigo Photo courtesy of Andrew Perryman | Bendigo Weeklymore

Spanish city of Zaragoza to host 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships

Spanish city of Zaragoza to host 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships; Egypt and Italy to stage 2017 FIBA U19 World Championshipsmore

Tampere and Valencia to host 2018 IAAF World Athletics Series events - IAAF Council Meeting, Day 1

During the IAAF Council Meeting on Thursday (10), Council decided the host cities for two 2018 IAAF World Athletics Series events.more

IOC and FISU pledge closer ties in Presidential meeting

Lausanne; 10 March 2016: International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin met with IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne on Monday to discuss the potential for even closer cooperation between the two sports organisations for the benefit of University sport worldwide.more

Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) created by the IOC

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today created a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It will be treated at the Olympic Games like all the other teams of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs).more

School of Social Sciences Lunchtime Seminar @USP Laucala Campus Suva, Fiji

Rugby Union as a Global System, and the Experiences of Fijians within Itmore

IOC makes doping results management and sanctioning independent

A new CAS Anti-doping Division will handle cases already starting with the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016more

Revamped Olympic Athletes’ Hub goes live: a digital trove of information for elite athletes

Olympians and other elite athletes seeking information on upcoming Olympic Games, how to prepare for life after sport, or simply to interact with their peers can find all that and much more on the new and improved Olympic Athletes’ Hub, a digital platform for athletes launched today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).more

Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea appoints Joel Khalu as Executive Officer

“[BFPNG] is very happy to introduce Joel Khalu as the new Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea Executive Officer.more

News from the Oceania Table Tennis Open 2016

Top Australian Junior team member, Rohan Dhooria participated in the Fiji Table Tennis Open for the first time to take out the Mens Open singles title.more

Regional Table Tennis News


Island Breeze Rugby Plus Presentation


Female Table Tennis Umpire Tells her story

With the current Basic Umpires Course for table tennis heading into its second day at the National Table Tennis Centre with 19 participants one of our local experienced umpires spoke of her experiences and achievements as a table Tennis Umpires.more

Latest Rio 2016 timetable published

Following approval by the IAAF Council, and acceptance by the International Olympic Committee and the Local Organising Committee, there has been a change to the athletics timetable for the Rio 2016 Olympic Gamesmore

Rebuilding Trust by IAAF

Marking the start of a new year, IAAF President Sebastian Coe has set out his road map for athletics to restore trust and deliver a vision for attracting more young people.more

New 2016 Schedule for Oceania Football Confederation


PNGOC 2015 Year In review - Celebrating a year of sporting success

Off the back of a successful campaign to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 and with the impending task of hosting a Pacific Games, 2015, the year marking 40 years of Independence for Papua New Guinea, was always going to be one filled with new opportunities and challenges for the Papua
New Guinea Olympic Committee - what an amazing year it turned out to be!more

NOCnet Updates

Latest updates for NOCs when they log into the IOC's NOCnet. Below is a copy of the latest updates email.more

What's New on the IOC's Athlete Learning Gateway

Check the latest educational videos on sport psychology, leadership and business.more

Update from IAAF

The IAAF would like to wish everyone in the global athletics family a merry Christmas and a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!more

PNG Sports Foundation to partner with PNG basketball in scoring their next big goals

After the great success of basketball in the 2015 Pacific Games, PNG Sports Foundation has an in-principle agreement with the PNG Basketball Federation and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) to fund employment of an Executive Officer to lead the Federation.more

ARAF Reinstatement Conditions and Verification Criteria

The Terms of Reference of the IAAF Taskforce, which include the Reinstatement Conditions and Verification Criteria concerning the suspended IAAF Member Federation the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF), have been sent to ARAF and can be downloaded here.more

Amendments to entry standards for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

At the IAAF Council Meeting on 26 November, changes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards in 17 events were approved.more

IOC Executive Board adopts declaration on good governance in sport and the protection of clean athle

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) extensively discussed at its December meeting in Lausanne (8th of December until 10th of December 2015) the issue of good governance and the protection of clean athletes in sport.more

IOC reaches agreement for broadcast rights in Brazil with Grupo Globo through to 2032

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the broadcast rights in Brazil for the Olympic Games through to 2032 have been awarded to Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A. (Grupo Globo).more

ISAF Becomes World Sailing As Part of Rebrand

The governing body of sailing worldwide, formerly known as ISAF, has officially announced its rebrand to 'World Sailing – A Sport for Life'.more

Para World Sailing excellence to the very end

Light southerly winds awaited competitors on the last day of the Para World Sailing Championships conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, Australia.more

PNG Program creating positive change

PORT MORESBY,25 NOVEMBER 2015 (NRL) ----The NRL-run League Bilong Laif (League for Life) program in Papua New Guinea is positively changing the lives of participants, according to an evaluation by the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University.more

Tulo fails first hurdle

HOUSTON, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ---- Top Fiji weightlifter Manueli Tulo has failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics on individual merit.more

Leone Nakarawa in double win at Pacific Island awards

GLASGOW, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 ( THE SCOTSMAN)----Glasgow Warriors lock Leone Nakarawa was celebrating last night after picking up two awards at the Pacific Island Players’ Player of the Year Awards.more

2.4mR Para Worlds fleet set to be most decorated in Paralympic Sailing history

Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia is set to welcome a bumper 2.4mR fleet for the Para World Sailing Championships with 51 boats from 26 nations registered to compete.more

IOC and Sportradar sign agreement to tackle match fixing in sport

LAUSANNE, 23 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and betting data company Sportradar to allow the sharing of information regarding sports betting and the integrity of sports competitions.more

National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands submits report on Pacific Games performances

HONIARA, 23 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- A full report on performances at July's Pacific Games in Port Moresby has been formally submitted to the Government by the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI).more

Vanuatu Cricket Umpire to officiate at Womens World Cup Qualifying tourney

PORT VILA, 23 NOVEMBER 2015 ( VANUATU DAILY POST) ----Vanuatu Cricket Association is proud to announce the appointment of one of the leading local cricket umpires, Nigel Morrison to officiate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailandmore

'It's not a level playing field at the Rugby World Cup' - Tonga Rugby president

AUCKLAND, 23 NOVEMBER 2015 (TVNZ) ----The chairman and president of Tonga Rugby Union has resigned following Ikale Tonga's dismal performance at the World Cup and is laying the blame at World Rugby's door.more

The Hague to host Olympic Experience hub for Rio 2016

THE HAGUE, 20 NOVEMBER 2015 (POST COURIER) ----The Hague in The Netherlands will play host to an “Olympic Experience” hub for Rio 2016 where fans will be able to get behind their athletes by watching the action on giant screens, the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) has announced.more

Fiji's best three join top event

SUVA, 20 NOVEMBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) ----Three body builders will represent Fiji in the 2015 Australian Amateur Olympia in Gold Coast, Australia next week.more

Super Rugby clash to boost nation's economy

SUVA, 20 NOVEMBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) ----While economic returns will be the major benefit from hosting a Super Rugby match next year, The ANZ Stadium is up for further upgrading.more

Jonah Lomu praised as a trailblazer for Polynesian athletes

AUCKLAND, 20 NOVEMBER 2015 (STUFF NZ) ----Jonah Lomu's impact was felt around the world but arguably nowhere was it more important than in the Pacific Islands, where he inspired a generation of Polynesian athletes.more

Bokel slams Kuwait for "preventing" athletes from competing

LAUSANNE, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) --- Kuwait has made attempts to prevent its athletes from competing in sports competitions, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission Chair Claudia Bokel.more

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw to announce retirement on Thursday

CHRISTCHURCH, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 (STUFF NZ) ---All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is expected to confirm the country's worst-kept secret on Thursday by announcing his retirement from rugby.more

Tavaga inducted into Fiji Hall of Fame

SUVA, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 ( FIJI TV) ----FASANOC and its Presenting Partner, BSP, hosted the 2015 Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and Fiji Olympic Order at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suvamore

FNRL aims big

SUVA, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ----- If plans materialise, Fiji Bati will be world champions in rugby league by year 2025.more

PNG books HK 7s spot

PORT MORESBY, 18 NOVEMBER 2015 (THE NATIONAL) ----Papua New Guinea has booked a spot in the HSBC Hong Kong 7s tournament in April after beating Cook Islands 19-7 in the quarter-finals of the Oceania 7s in Auckland, New Zealand.more

Statement from IOC President on the terrorist attacks in Paris

These attacks are deeply shocking. The IOC condemns these barbaric and cowardly acts.more

Communique following the meeting of IOC President Bach and ROC President Zhukov

President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov has met International Olympic Committee (IOC) IOC President Thomas Bach to discuss the findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission Report.more

ISAF Council and AGM

A two day meeting of the ISAF Council followed by the Annual General Meeting drew the 2015 Annual Conference to a close in Sanya, China.more

PNG Open elevated to tier two status on the Australasian PGA tour

PORT MORESBY, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 (POST COURIER) ---Yes, the 2016 Papua New Guinea Golf Open has been given a double twist of lemon with naming rights sponsor SP Brewery officially promoting their new brand SP Export Radler as the refreshing drink of choice for the internationally recognised event.more

Fiji to host ITF event

SUVA, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ---Fiji will once again host the International Tennis Federation (ITF) sanctioned junior tennis tournaments in the country next year.more

Pacific nations won't miss out on 2019 RWC, Regional qualification process revealed

TOKYO, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----World Rugby has announced the regional and cross-regional qualification process for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, where a further eight teams will secure their spot at the tournament.more

New Zealand Olympic Committee becomes first NOC to win IOC Women in Sport World Trophy

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) made history today at the 2015 IOC Women in Sport Awards ceremony, when it became the first National Olympic Committee (NOC) to be named World Winner.more

WADA independent Commission

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is closely monitoring the situation after the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released its report on 9 November. The IOC expects the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and WADA to consider all necessary action to be taken to protect the clean athletes and rebuild trust.more

Tonga goes pink for awareness

AUCKLAND, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (OFC) --- The Just Play Programme teamed up with the Tonga Football Association to deliver a day of fun and education for 101 local schoolgirls last week.more

Ba celebrates 80

AUCKLAND, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (OFC) --- Thousands of fans gathered around the streets of Ba, Fiji on Saturday as the Ba Football Club celebrated their 80th year of existence, along with their 2015 Inter District Championship victory.more

Tuitubou: The sport is heading for better days

SUVA, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) --- Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou believes there are better days for soccer in the not too distant future.more

Solomons women not good enough for OFC champs

HONIARA, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (RNZI) --- The Solomon Islands Football Federation says if it sent a team to next year's OFC U17 women's championship in the Cook Islands, it would struggle to compete.more

Changes for OFC U-17 Women’s Championship

AUCKLAND, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (OFC) --- The match schedule for the 2016 OFC U-17 Women’s Championship in the Cook Islands has been readjusted following the withdrawal of the Solomon Islands from the competition.more

Brasilia's economic crisis threatens hosting of Rio 2016 football matches

RIO DE JANEIRO, 03 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDETHEGAMES) --- Brasilia’s deepening economic crisis could see the city stripped of the football matches it is due to host during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.more

Bolt and Schippers make longlist for IAAF Athlete of the Year Award

LONDON, 03 NOVEMBER 2015 (INSIDETHEGAMES) --- Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has been announced as the first name on the long list for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) men’s Athlete of the Year award following the closure of the opening round of voting.more

Jarryd Hayne in demand by NFL clubs, but San Francisco 49ers need him most depite cutting him

SAN FRANCISCO, 03 NOVEMBER 2015 (AAP) --- Jarryd Hayne is homeless and unemployed, but not for long.more

Lawyer wades in on Origin violence

PORT MORESBY, 03 NOVEMBER (THE NATIONAL)--- A Papua New Guinea law firm is trying to stop live broadcasts of the State of Origin rugby league games throughout the country.more

Pini wins Olympic award as Games best

PORT MORESBY, 03 NOVEMBER 2015 (THE NATIONAL) --- Papua New Guinea swimmer Ryan Pini has been awarded the Male Athlete of the 2015 Pacific Games Award from the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).more

American Samoa reach new heights

AUCKLAND, 30 OCTOBER 2015 (OFC) --- American Samoa’s heroic efforts at the recent 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers OFC Stage 1 has them enjoying their highest ever standing in world football.more

UNESCO kicks off conference against doping in sport, says education is key to eradication scourge

NEW YORK, 30 OCTOBER 2015 (UN NEWS CENTRE) --- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted the fifth session of the International Convention against Doping in Sport at its headquarters in Paris today, with the theme of educating young sports persons about the danger of using prohibited substances.more

Prestigious honour for Papua New Guinea

AUCKLAND, 30 OCTOBER 2015 (OFC) --- Port Moresby is fast becoming a regional sporting hub as the most highly anticipated tournament on the 2016 OFC calendar, the OFC Nations Cup, becomes the latest in a growing list of major events to be held in the Papua New Guinea capital.more

FIFA accepts seven in presidential race

ZURICH, 29 OCTOBER 2015 (AP) ----Seven men are in the running to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, with Michel Platini's candidature accepted but pending because of his suspension from football.more

Kuwait suspended by IOC after deadline to amend new law expires

WASHINGTON, 28 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----Kuwait has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a second time to to protect the country from "undue Government interference", it was confirmed today.more

Bach urges National Olympic Committees to participate in 2017 World Games

WASHINGTON, 28 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been urged to support the 2017 World Games in a letter sent by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.more

World Rugby aim for further growth as General Assembly opens in London

LONDON, 28 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---Harnessing record growth and advancing player welfare are among the key topics on the agenda at the World Rugby General Assembly, which is being held in London today.more

Fresh FIFA Oceania corruption claims: Bribes taken

AUCKLAND, 28 OCTOBER 2015 (STUFF NZ) ----A former FIFA official has thrown his weight behind claims that a bribe was paid to former Oceania football boss Charles Dempsey to help Germany win the 2006 World Cupmore

Wellington NRL bid reveals name and plan to play games in Fiji

WELIINGTON, 26 OCTOBER 2015 (SMH) ----A second New Zealand team in the NRL would be known as the South Pacific Cyclones and play up to half their home matches in Fiji.more

New Zealand Football's Olympics eligibility appeal to Oceania fails

AUCKLAND, 26 OCTOBER 2015 ( STUFF NZ) ----New Zealand Football's bid to have their Pacific Games disqualification overturned has been dismissed on all points by the Oceania Football Confederation's appeals committee.more

New Caledonia mourns emblematic figure

NOUMEA, 22 OCTOBER 2015 (POST COURIER) -----New Caledonia is mourning an emblematic member of the football community following the passing of Gaïtcha president and deputy mayor of Noumea, Dr. Paul Qaeze at the weekend.more

FIFA endorses PNG to host Under 20 World Cup

PORT MORESBY, 22 OCTOBER 2015 ( POST COURIER) ----FIFA has endorsed Papua New Guinea as hosts for the 2016 women’s Under 20 World Cup.more

Roy Krishna for Fiji

SUVA, 21 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ---The Fiji Football Association has secured the service of New Zealand-based star striker Roy Krishna for next month's friendly international against Vanuatu.more

Fa’arodo joins SIFF force

HONIARA, 21 OCTOBER 2015 (SOLOMON STAR) ----Solomon Islands international football player, Henry Fa’arodo Junior has been appointed as the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SFF) new football technical and development officer.more

IOC awards 2022-2024 broadcast rights in Canada to CBC/Radio-Canada

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that CBC/Radio-Canada has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, and the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, the host city of which has yet to be elected.more

206 NOCs Attend Meet In US: ONOC President

SUVA, 20 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI SUN) ----Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) president Dr Robin Mitchell says all 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the International Olympic Committee are expected to attend the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) annual general assembly in Washington D. C, United States next week.more

Olympic Beach volleyball coach conduct trainning in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, 20 OCTOBER 2015 (ONOC) ----Olympic Beach volleyball coach and long time supporter of Vanuatu Beach Volleyball (VVF), Steve Anderson, has arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu to run a training course for ni-Vanuatu beach volleyball coaches.more

Takayawa: It is an indication that there has been an improvement

SUVA, 20 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ----Fiji Swimming is looking ahead to the future and hoping that the success at the recent Fiji Short Course Nationals would culminate on to regional and international events.more

Tonga qualify for 2017 World Cup

SYDNEY, 19 OCTOBER 2015 ( NRL) ----Mate Ma'a Tonga – thanks to a try-scoring double from fullback Solomone Kata – have sealed their place in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after downing the Cook Islands 28-8 at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.more

Kuchar wins Fiji International

NATADOLA, 19 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI INTERNATIONAL) ---After raging winds and a challenging four days on course, Matt Kuchar emerged victorious at the 2015 Fiji International.more

PNG 7s Squad trimmed

PORT MORESBY, 19 OCTOBER 2015 ( POST COURIER) ----The Puma Energy Papua New Guinea Sevens train-on squad has been finalised to prepare for tournaments in Singapore and New Zealand.more

LONDON, 19 OCTOBER 2015 (REUTERS) -----Australia is through to the Rugby World Cup semifinals after

LAUSANNE, 19 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----A new independent body to oversee and eventually carry out anti-doping testing at major sporting events is being considered following an Olympic Summit in Lausanne, while a "strong signal" warning sports organisers not to discriminate against athletes from a particular country was also given.more

International Federations to appoint designated anti-doping contacts to coordinate with IOC and WADA

LAUSANNE, 16 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- International Federations are to closer coordinate their strategies towards tackling illegal drug use by athletes ahead of Rio 2016, following a meeting with representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne.more

IOC President Bach presents former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan with Olympic Order


FIFA whistleblower calls for former Prime Minister Helen Clark to lead reform


PNG will host OFC Nation’s Cup 2016, Kina splurge

PORT MORESBY, 16 OCTOBER 2015 ( POST COURIER) ----Papua New Guinea has won the bid to host the 2016 Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup in Port Moresby.more

Geary blows into the lead at the Fiji International

NATADOLA, 16 OCTOBER 2015 (FIJI INTERNATIONAL) ----New Zealander Josh Geary leads the Fiji International after a windswept first round.more

Congratulations Helen Brownlee OAM

Across more than 50 years of dedication Helen Brownlee OAM is the epitome of sport volunteerism at the highest level and a champion of the Olympic movement. As a canoeing competitor, judge and administrator, she has carried the baton at all times for her sport and nation with humility and success.more

Women's Sport Leadership Academy

The Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) is designed to develop tomorrow's leaders of sport.more

$3.9 million preparation budget for Rio Olympics: FASANOC

SUVA, 15 OCTOBER 2015 (FBC SPORTS) ---The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) have set an estimated preparation budget of $3.9 million (US$1.8 million) for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.more

Fiji Weightlifter wins gold medal in India

NEW DELHI, 15 OCTOBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) ----Apolonia Vaivai won gold for Fiji in the 69 kilogram category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in India last night.more

PNG Sports Venues out of reach

PORT MORESBY,15 OCTOBER 2015 ( THE NATIONAL) ----PORT Moresby Rugby League chairman Dr James Naipao says the charges for the use of the city’s main sports stadiums are out of the reach for local sports associations.more

Fijian Government eyes long-term relations with PGA Australia

SUVA, 15 OCTOBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) ----The Fijian Government is keen to get into a long term partnership with PGA Australia to promote the sport of golf and the premier event, the Fiji International.more

Tokyo 2020 going from "strength to strength" says Coates despite stadium and logo controversies

TOKYO,15 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- Tokyo 2020 organisers are going from "strength to strength" as the Japanese capital prepares to host the Olympics and Paralympics in just under five years' time, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates.more

Triathlon star Andrea Hewitt confirmed as New Zealand's first athlete for Olympics

AUCKLAND, 14 OCTOBER 2015 (STUFF NZ) ---Triathlete Andrea Hewitt's total focus now shifts to Rio after being confirmed as New Zealand's first athlete to gain selection for next year's Olympics.more

IOC President takes part in sporting activities to mark Olympic Week

LAUSANNE, 13 OCTOBER 2015 ( INSIDE THE GAMES) ---International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach joined youngsters from Lausanne and other Swiss regions in participating in a range of activities to mark Olympic Week.more

ANOC to honour stars of Continental Games at awards ceremony

WASHINGTON, 13 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---The categories for the 2015 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Awards have been announced - with outstanding achievements and performances by athletes during the most recent editions of the five Continental Games set to be recognised.more

PNG Government gives guarantee to host 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

PORT MORESBY, 13 OCTOBER 2015 (THE NATIONAL) ---- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has assured the country that his Government will do everything to ensure PNG hosts the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Port Moresby.more

Pacific Games costs probed

PORT MORESBY, 14 OCTOBER 2015 ( THE NATIONAL) ----An expatriate allegedly involved in a scam relating to the use of funds to build Pacific Games venues has been stopped by police from leaving the country.more

Sholarship Opportunity

The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution seeks to help build expertise on girls' education policies and programs in developing countries.more

PNG still champions in rugby league in the Pacific

PORT MORESBY, 12 OCTOBER 2015 (POST COURIER) ---PNG is still the champion in rugby league in the Pacific region despite its world ranking.more

Farina to coach Fiji

SUVA, 09 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ---Former Socceroos coach Frank Farina has been appointed as the new Fiji Football Association national coach.more

Super feeling for PNG Rugby League

SYDNEY, 09 OCTOBER 2015 (POST COURIER) --- This follows the milestone announcement by the International Rugby League Federation that PNG will co-host the 2017 World Cup with Australia and New Zealand.more

IOC to provide funding for seven research projects tackling doping in sport

LAUSANNE, 09 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----Seven "innovative" research projects are being funded and supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to illustrate its commitment to the fight against doping, the organisation has claimed.more

Bach warns FIFA "enough is enough" and more than change of President is required

LAUSANNE, 09 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has warned how FIFA must act "swiftly to regain credibility" amid a claim that their problems are "structural" in nature, requiring more changes than simply the election of a new President.more

FIFA Ethics Committee recommends suspending President Sepp Blatter for 90 days

ZURICH, 08 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ----FIFA's Ethics Committee has recommended current President Sepp Blatter be suspended for 90 days, according to a long-term adviser of the Swiss Klaus Stöhlker.more

Patel is still in charge at Fiji FA

SUVA, 07 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI TIMES) ----Rajesh Patel is still the man in charge of leading Fiji Football Association into the future and said he would announce a new national coach today.more

Time to get serious: PNG FA President

PORT MORESBY, 07 OCTOBER 2015 ( POST COURIER) ---Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) president David Chung is going to lose more hair than he has right now.more

Lillehammer 2016 “rocking the Youth Olympic Games”

LILLEHAMMER, 07 OCTOBER 2015 (IOC) ---With just under 130 days to go to the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, this coming February (12-21), the local organisers (LYOGOC) presented their final preparations to the IOC Coordination Commission this week.more

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee begin distribution of prize money to Pacific Games medallists

PORT MORESBY, 06 OCTOBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) -----The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has announced it has begun to give out prize money to those athletes who won medals at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby in July.more

Niue rugby league claim biggest scalp yet

SYDNEY, 06 OCTOBER 2015 (RNZI) ---Niue have their sights on becoming part of the Pacific Test rugby league programme after another milestone victory.more

Sports federations poised for decision on potential Tokyo 2020 inclusion

TOKYO, 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) --- Eight sports are poised to discover if they will be put forward for inclusion on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 with an announcement due today (Monday).more

IOC and Sustainable Development Goals

In a speech to the United Nations in New York on Saturday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach praised the inclusion of sport in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), calling it a historic moment that recognises the important role that sport plays in promoting healthy lifestyles, education, peace and social inclusion.more

Tonga shining as hosts

AUCKLAND, 23 SEPTEMBER 2015 (OFC) --- Hosting two OFC tournaments in the space of just over a month is no mean feat, but one which the Tonga Football Association has taken in its stride.more

Japan judo instructors visit to help develop martial art

PORT MOREESBY, 23 SEPTEMBER 201R (THE NATIONAL) --- Five judo instructors from Japan are in Papua New Guinea under the “Sport for Tomorrow” programme funded by the Government of Japan.more

Some Pacific Islander players falling foul of dodgy deals, says players association

MELBOURNE, 21 SEPTEMBER 2015 (ABC NEWS) --- Worrying stories have emerged about young Pacific Islander rugby players being exploited and mistreated as they seek to make a name for themselves.more

Associate members to also benefit from ONOC OCA relationship

Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, International Federations and observers attended the one day assembly which also saw the re-election of OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah for the next four years.more

Revival of Sports Journalists’ bodies highlighted at Asian meet

ASHGABAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2015 ( ONOC) ----Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President Dr Robin Mitchell highlighted the revival of Sports Journalists’ Associations in Oceania at the 34th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.more

5 Cities compete to host 2024 Olympics

IOC to contribute USD 1.7 billion to the local organising committeemore

Five countries are officially invited to Rio 2016 Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---Five countries have been officially invited to next summer's Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at a ceremony in the Brazilian city.more

Lelai elected as Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission Chairperson

PORT MORESBY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- Karo Lelai has been elected Chairperson of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) Athletes' Commission, it has been announced.more

Oceania keen to compete in 5th Asian Indoor Games says ONOC President

ASHGABAT,16 SEPTEMBER 2015 (ONOC) ---- The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) was officially welcomed by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow at the inauguration of the 34th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.more

Samoa tops list of RWC sides with most foreign-born players

LONDON, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 (AP) ----- Maybe it was sour grapes. Or maybe it was just immense pridemore

World Rugby boss Brett Gosper denies Pacific Island teams get raw deal

LONDON, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 (STUFF NZ) ----World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has controversially dismissed allegations his organisation is not doing enough to assist tier-two nations.more

Pacific Games Council President welcomes Hiri Declaration - Strengthening Connections To Enhance Pac

SUVA, 15 SEPTEMBER 2015 (PGC) -----The President of the Pacific Games Council (PGC), Vidhya Lakhan, has welcomed the Hiri Declaration issued in Port Moresby by the Heads of State and Government of the Pacific Islands Forum Member Countries.more

OCA President welcomes Oceania delegates in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT, 15 SEPTEMBER 2015 (ONOC) ----- The President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) - Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah welcomed representatives from Oceania to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan during the opening of two new hotels for the 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (5th AIMAG).more

Rugby World Cup 2015: A special investigation into Pacific Islands poaching

LONDON, 15 SEPTEMBER 2015 (THE DAILY MAIL) -----New Zealand have the sensational Fiji-born winger Waisake Naholo in their squad, while France have their very own Fijian flyer with Noa Nakaitaci.more

Fiji, Tonga, Samoa no closer to being Rugby World Cup contenders 20 years after game went pro

LONDON, 14 SEPTEMBER 2015 (AP) ----By all appearances, the Pacific Islands squads are sailing smoothly into the Rugby World Cup.more

'Despicable’ abuse of young Pacific talent is huge stain on game

LONDON, 11 SEPTEMBER 2015 ( THE TELEGRAPH) ----- Fiji, who take on England in the opening World Cup match on Sept  18, have a long and proud tradition of producing the fastest fliers on the planet. Indeed, they are fast becoming a must-have accessory for every nation.more

Access to over 100 Free Rugby Research Articles

Free access to rugby research articles until the end of 2015 offered by Taylor and Francis Online.more

Sport is an important part of regional life: PM O’Neill

PORT MORESBY, 08 SEPTEMBER 2015 (ONOC) ----Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Petr O’Neill says that sport will be discussed at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders (PIF) meeting which officially starts in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea tomorrow.more


United Youth Media have packed up their laptops, cameras, pens and writing pads and have headed to Apia, Samoa to report on the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.more

Rhythm of the Night

6 September 2015 Article by The Reporter's Academymore

CISNOC President appointment flags new era

RAROTONGA, 04 SEPTEMBER 2015 (COOK ISLANDS NEWS) ----- The Cook Islands is expected to have a greater voice in the Commonwealth sports arena soon.more

Bring on the Commonwealth Youth Games

APIA, 04 SEPTEMBER 2015 (SAMOA OBSERVER) ----“Start Right, Work Hard, Finish Strong.”

That’s the mantra the Samoa Athletes team are taking with them to the Commonwealth Youth Games, which begins this weekend with the opening ceremony on Saturday.more

Durban officially awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games

AUCKLAND, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- Durban was today officially confirmed as hosts of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the first time the event will have been staged in Africa.more

Martin elected President of Commonwealth Games Federation as she unseats Prince Imran

AUCKLAND, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 (INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- Scotland's Louise Martin has been elected President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), defeating incumbent Prince Imran here today on her 69th birthday.more

FIBA Oceania Women in Basketball Empowerment Program

GOLDCOAST, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 ( FIBA) -----Eight prominent women from countries around the Pacific have arrived in the Gold Coast to take part in FIBA Oceania's Women's Empowerment Program, funded through the Australian Government's Australia Awards Fellowships.more

American Samoa boxing team scores three medals in Oceania Championship

PAGOPAGO, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 (SAMOA NEWS) ----American Samoa’s boxing team to the 2015 Oceania Confederation Boxing Championship in Canberra, Australia last weekend, will be bringing home three medals, after outstanding performances by all three.more

Commonwealth Games Federation refuse to punish Samoa

AUCKLAND, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 ( INSIDE THE GAMES) ---- Sierra Leone will not be allowed to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games, due to open in Apia on Saturday (September 5), after the Samoan Government refused to give them visas because of the Ebola crisis in the African country.more


Swimming competition on day one of the 16th FINA World Championships proved to be a satisfying one for the swimmers from Oceania, with most carrying their good form from the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby.more

IRB Sevens World Series 2013/2014- Japan Sevens grabbed by Fijian Boys

Congratulations, Vinaka and hats off to Fiji Rugby Sevens Team for a wonderful performance during IRB Sevens World Series Cup finals in Japan last weekend. The team worked wholeheartedly to capture their second title for the season. They created an upset to tackle strong South Africa Sevens to grab the Cup and become the Champions. We acknowledge all the boys and the Coach Ben Ryan for allmore

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group lifts ban on Fiji Sports.

Fiji welcomes the decision and can now enter into XX Commonwealth Games-Glasgow 2014.Fiji will look forward for a formal invitation to take part. Although Fijian athletes may not be as prepared as they would normally be to compete with only four months away from the games. Various sporting bodies will now have to decide who can represent Fiji at the games in July 2014.more

Fiji Open Chess Championships Saturday

Chess-playing Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students will compete for awards in various categories in the Courts Fiji Open Chess Championships on 21 September in Suva. In the Elite Division, In-form Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad will face other CMs for a stiff challenge. Local tournament participation applies to a merit based system which enables promotion to Intermediate and Elite status.more
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