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Friday 30 September 2016

London, United Kingdom
Kasete Naufahu Skeen’s dream of becoming the first Tongan alpine skier in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is now his goal, after he recently quit his full time job to focus solely on skiing. He has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover his training and estimates his Olympic campaign will cost at least £50,000.
Thursday 29 September 2016

Leipzig, Germany
Tonga’s first ever Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani is unsure whether he will be able to represent Tonga again in Luge at the games in 2018 due to no funding and no sponsorship. He’s currently playing rugby in Leipzig and promoting his documentary titled “Being Bruno Banani, The Flying Coconut”.
Friday 23 September 2016

Sydney, Australia
Velocity Trade Tonga Schools Rugby Team completed a successful tour of New South Wales, Australia, competing in three matches against NSW Catholic Combined Colleges, NSW Combined High Schools and BMW Australian Schools Barbarians, coming away with two wins and a loss.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six swimmers stepped up to taking part in the inaugural 6km open water swim to Fafa Island on Saturday 17 September, initiated by the Malolo Swim Club. Supporters including Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, wished them well at Faua Wharf as they prepared for the challenge.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tonga’s Ana Talakai (31) and Sione Manu (37) achieved their personal bests at the Rio Paralympics in Rio in the Javelin Throw and Shot Put events.
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Monday 12 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Navy team won the Inaugural Services Swimming Championship, held at the Masefield Naval Base, Touliki on Friday, 9 September.
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Monday 5 September 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tonga’s first female Olympic swimmer, Irene Prescott, counts her experience in Rio as invaluable saying “it was an extreme challenge and nerve racking to race with the best swimmers in the world”. The experience has inspired her to continue on her journey of improving her swimming technique and to compete in future world competitions.
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Monday 5 September 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Para-athletes Sione Manu and ‘Ana Talakai will represent Tonga at the Rio Paralympic Games, set to begin this Wednesday September 7. Both athletes are competing in the Javelin throw. Tonga has participated in every Paralympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, but this time Tonga is sending more than one athlete to compete.
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Monday 5 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first mini skateboarding park, purpose built for Tongan youth at Puke on Tongatapu, is proving very popular with the local neighbourhood kids who skateboard daily. The park helps to deter kids from drifting into unlawful activities and to develop skills, that might lead them to compete in future skateboarding competitions overseas. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 2 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first meeting of a High Performance Unit with National Federations was held on Thursday, 1 September in Nuku’alofa and attended by 18-year-old Tongan Olympian Karoline Lusitania Tatafu, the first female archer to represent Tonga at the Rio Olympics.
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Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $7,000 pa’anga to help the Tonga National Women’s Rugby Sevens Team take part in the Oceania Sevens Tournament in Fiji later this year, was donated by the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr Huang Huaguang today, 25 August.
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Sunday 21 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s famous flagbearer Pita Taufatofua (32) was the last of Tonga’s athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic early this morning (Tonga time) in the Round of 16 Taekwondo Men +80kg. He commented on Instagram: “Felt soo privileged to get out on those mats and represent Tonga!”
Thursday 18 August 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Teenage swimmer Tupou Neiufi (15) from Auckland has been summoned to join the New Zealand Paralympic team in next month’s Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a reserve Tupou Neiufi was a late call up to take the place of Kiwi swimmer Bryall McPherson, who withdrew last week due to injury.
Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-Australian Dr Lisimoni Kami joined weightlifting officials at the Rio Olympics 2016 as a doctor with the International Weightlifting Federation.
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Monday 15 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young Tongan swimmers have placed in the top ten in a series of open water swimming events, held this month in Samoa.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A pulled hamstring stopped Tonga’s 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) from starting in the Round 1 Heats of the Men’s 100m Heats in Rio 2016 Olympics on Sunday, after he achieved his season’s best time of 10.76 seconds in the prelims.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are two referees from Tonga at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Lata Kaumatule (31) and Tevita Makasini (39) are both assistant referees in Olympic Soccer competition (Association Football), Lata officiating the Women’s Olympic Soccer tournament and Tevita officiating the Men’s Olympic Soccer tournament. Lata and Tevita are the only Pacific Islanders out of 32 referees and 56 assistant referees.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) did not start after reaching the heats of the elite men’s 100m sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympics this morning, Sunday 14 August.
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Saturday 13 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan athlete Taina Halasima finished 6th in the Athletics, Women’s 100m Preliminary Round Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium, Rio 2016, today August 13, with a time of 12:80 seconds and her sprint was captured on the Rio 2106 photo gallery.
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Saturday 13 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan swimmer Irene Prescott (22) finished fifth in her heat for the Women’s 50m freestyle at the Olympics Acquatic Stadium today August 13 (Brazil time), with a time of 28.68 seconds.
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