Tonga's Government has officially pulled the plug on the country's hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games, it was announced today.
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.
Tonga's Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has claimed they will go ahead with plans to advertise for a new chairman to help organise the 2019 Pacific Games in the country, despite being warned it could jeopardise the future of the event.
Tonga 2019 told by Pacific Games Council they have no authority to fire chairman and chief executive
Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games has been thrown further into doubt after the Pacific Games Council (PGC) declared a decision by the Government to remove Feleti Sevele as chairman and chief executive of the Organising Committee as “null and void”.
Exclusive: Australia and New Zealand granted participation in additional sports at 2019 Pacific Games
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has unanimously approved extending the amount of sports Australia and New Zealand compete in at the 2019 edition of the event in Tonga, executive director Andrew Minogue has told insidethegames.
An internal struggle within the Organising Committee for Tonga 2019 could force the Pacific Games Council (PGC) to strip the nation of the event, they have been warned.
Tonga will begin constructing the facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games next year, the country’s Minister of Finance has revealed.
Tonga Chamber of Commerce President John Chapman has urged the Government to pull out of hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games as concerns over the financing of the event continue to deepen.
Doubt cast over 2019 Pacific Games after Tonga Prime Minister raises concerns about event's finances
Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games has been thrown into doubt after Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva claimed the financial position of the country was unsatisfactory amid concerns over the cost of the event in four years’ time.