Pacific Games Council (PGC) President Vidhya Lakhan and chief executive Andrew Minogue have praised Samoa's bid for the 2019 Games after they conducted a three-day visit to the nation.
Pacific Games News
Tahiti has joined Guam and Samoa in expressing their interest in replacing Tonga as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games.
Guam and Samoa have expressed an interest in replacing Tonga as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games and Tahiti could also enter the race, insidethegames has been told.
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 official
Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) President Joseph Rodan has warned they are not prepared to step in as a potential replacement host for the 2019 Pacific Games.
The Tongan Government are facing the threat of legal action after Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pōhiva confirmed the country's decision to withdraw from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games was final.
Tonga have been given until June 30 to address financial concerns over staging the 2019 Pacific Games, or they risk officially losing the hosting rights for the event.
Tonga’s former Minister of Finance has claimed Government funds had already been allocated for the 2019 Pacific Games in the upcoming 2017-18 budget prior to the country’s withdrawal as hosts.
Tonga's Government has officially pulled the plug on the country's hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games, it was announced today.
Tonga has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games amid concerns the country could face economic difficulties if it staged the event.
Vanuatu 2017 organisers have stated that around 1,832 athletes are on course to attend this year’s Pacific Mini Games.
Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) secretary general Takitoa Taumoepeau has admitted preparations for the Pacific Games in 2019 are "running late" but stressed the event would go ahead as planned.
Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) President Joseph Rodan has raised the possibility the country could step in to host the 2019 Pacific Games should Tonga be unable to stage the event.
PGC reiterate support for Tonga after Prime Minister casts further doubt on hosting of 2019 Pacific Games
Pacific Games Council (PGC) President Vidhya Lakhan has reiterated his support for Tonga hosting the 2019 Pacific Games after Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva cast further doubts on whether his country will be able to stage the event.
A 45-day performance review of the Tonga 2019 Organising Committee has been proposed by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) in a bid to end an ongoing rift which has threatened the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games.