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”.
Work should start on preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands “immediately” if the country is to stage a successful edition of the event, the Governor of the Central Bank in the nation Denton Rarawa has warned.
The Solomon Islands have beaten off competition from Tahiti to secure the hosting rights for the 2023 Pacific Games, it was announced today.
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.
The Solomon Islands have entered the race for the 2023 Pacific Games after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed the country's intention to launch a bid for the event in seven years’ time.
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.
Pacific Games Council (PGC) executive director Andrew Minogue has hailed the participation of Australia and New Zealand at at the 15th edition of the event, which finished here yesterday.
The curtain came down on Port Moresby 2015 here this evening with a festival-style Closing Ceremony that provided a party ending to the 15th Pacific Games, although several hundred people were unable to gain access to the the Sir John Guise Stadium because of problems with tickets.
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.
New Zealand Football has confirmed it plans to formally lodge an appeal over the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Disciplinary Committee's decision to expel the national team from the Pacific Games Olympic qualifying final for allegedly fielding an ineligible player.
Tahiti will be “difficult to beat” in the race to stage the 2023 Pacific Games, it was claimed after the country formally expressed an interest in hosting the event at the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly here today.
Fiji look set to launch a bid for the 2023 Pacific Games after Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana claimed they are “ready” to host future editions of the event.