Moala Takelo, a gold medallist for Tonga at the 2019 Pacific Games, has paid tribute to the country’s most well-known taekwondo athlete, Pita Taufatofua, for his role in the nation’s success in Samoa.
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Pini secures second term as Pacific Games Council athlete representative as Samoa 2019 swimmers honoured
Papua New Guinea’s Ryan Pini has been re-elected as the athletes’ representative on the Pacific Games Council (PGC) Executive Board, while swimmers Brandon Schuster and Emma Terebo were announced as the best athletes of Samoa 2019 here today.
Pacific Games come to a close as Samoa Prime Minister calls for "consultations" on transgender athletes in speech
Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi called for further "consultations" on transgender sports policies during the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games at Apia Park.
By Michael Pavitt and Matthew Smith in Apia
Sporting drama continued at Samoa 2019 until the final seconds as an injury time strike from centre back Billy Jones saw New Zealand triumph in the men’s football final and clinch the final gold medal of the 16th Pacific Games.
Vanuatu runner socks it to the competition by winning 2019 Pacific Games half marathon without shoes
Vanuatu’s Margaret Kuras won the women's half marathon at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games today (July 20) despite running wearing only socks on her feet.
by Matthew Smith and Michael Pavitt in Apia
Northern Mariana Islands claimed two further tennis titles on a day when family ties were prominent at the Pacific Games.
Fiji finished sporting action at Apia Park with a flourish by earning five athletics titles at the venue, including both the 4x100 metres relay crowns.
Cook Islands win first Pacific Games netball title in 28 years after dramatic last-second victory over Tonga
Cook Islands won the Pacific Games netball title for the first time in 28 years after a last-second point earned them a 44-43 victory over Tonga.
Host nation Samoa won all seven Pacific Games boxing finals they contested today at Don Bosco College in Savai’i.
Solomon Islands 2023 preparations "positive" but organisers face important year finalising venue plans
Pacific Games Council (PGC) are positive about the progress being made by Solomon Islands 2023 as they prepare to stage the next edition of the Pacific Games, but admit organisers have a key year as they seek to finalise venue plans and funding.
by Michael Pavitt and Matthew Smith in Apia
Papua New Guinea's powerlifters produced dominant performances at the Tuanaimato Sport Complex as they earned six Pacific Games gold medals on the first day of action.
Toea Wisil has written her name indelibly into Pacific Games history after she completed the triple-triple in the women's sprint events.