Pacific Islands

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) and the Tongan Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have lodged a claim for damages against the country’s government following its withdrawal of hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

World Rugby today (Thursday) announced details of an increased investment into Fiji, Tonga and Samoa in co-operation with Pacific Rugby Players, the body representing players in the region, while the sport’s global governing body has again defended its under-fire bidding process for the 2023 World Cup.

More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”.

Samoa has today (Friday) been awarded hosting rights for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

Tahiti has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event amid a lack of government support.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has confirmed that Guam, Samoa and Tahiti have submitted bids to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which had been due to take place in Tonga.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has launched legal proceedings against the Tongan government following its decision to pull out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, while Fiji has said it is not interested in a new bidding process that has been launched.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) plans on taking legal action against the Tongan government after the country today (Wednesday) confirmed that it would not be hosting the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has made a final effort to ensure the 2019 Pacific Games remains in Tonga by granting a one-month window for local organisers to demonstrate they can still host the multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has labelled the Tongan government’s withdrawal from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games due to financial concerns as a “confusing decision.”

Tonga has reportedly pulled out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games due to financial concerns surrounding the multi-sport event.

The International Netball Federation (INF) has awarded hosting rights for its 2021 World Youth Cup to Fiji.

A major plan has been revealed to tackle the issue of rugby union talent drain from the Pacific Islands through forming a Super Rugby franchise in Fiji.

A Fiji-based team will enter Australia’s National Rugby Championship (NRC) in 2017 through a World Rugby-backed initiative that has been branded a major milestone for the growth of the sport in the Pacific Islands nation.

The Solomon Islands has today (Wednesday) landed the rights to host the 2023 Pacific Games after a closely fought contest with Tahiti.

Golf’s Fiji International tournament is set to be given a boost in prominence this year after a co-sanctioning agreement was reached between the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has agreed a package of reforms designed to help the Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) address concerns regarding its governance.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has awarded hosting rights to its World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship to Fiji in its latest effort to enhance the sport’s global profile.

New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Waikato Chiefs will continue the rugby union competition’s overseas expansion by taking a regular season game to Fiji in July.

Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of Tonga, has questioned whether the country has the financial capacity to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games.

Samoa’s rugby players have denied claims that they have resolved a financial dispute with the Samoan Rugby Union despite the country’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, having said that a deal had been reached.

The Fiji Rugby Union, the country’s governing body of rugby union, has pledged to resolve administration issues that have led to a suspension in central financial support from the International Rugby Board (IRB), the sport’s global governing body.

Organisers have confirmed the inaugural Fiji International golf tournament will take place on August 14-17.

FIFA and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) have appointed an interim administration body to run the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).

Golf’s OneAsia series has added Fiji to its stopovers with a $1 million tournament beginning next year under a five-year deal.

Austrian public broadcaster ORF and pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland, which covers Germany and Austria, have renewed the television rights for Austria’s domestic football league the Bundesliga in a three-year deal from 2010-11 to 2012-13.

Samoa will host the 2010 ANZ Pacific Nations Cup, the International Rugby Board announced yesterday.

The Fiji Sports Council is expected to name a new sponsor of the National Stadium in Suva next week, with telecoms company, Vodafone Fiji, which already sponsors the Vodafone Arena at the National Stadium complex in Laucala is thought to be among those short-listed.

A brand new international Rugby League tournament, the Federation Shield, will kick off in England this autumn.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced another year of record TV broadcast figures for the popular IRB Sevens World Series.

Nimbus Sport has reached agreement with leading broadcast platforms in the USA, Canada, Carribean, UK and the Middle East for live television coverage of Indian cricket.

A new Pacific Five Nations rugby tournament involving teams from tier two unions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga plus a NZ representative side will kick off in June 2006.