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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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Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes and congratulations were flowing on social media today for the fantastic Fiji Rugby 7s team after their Olympic Gold Medal win at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic this morning (Tonga time) as the Fijians made headlines around the world.
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Friday 12 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In an increasingly globalized world where people are citizens of more than one country, representation by athletes at nationalistic sporting events such as the Olympic Games is really made up of a fusion of international talent regardless of what flag they walk under.
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Wednesday 10 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s recurve archer, Karoline Lusitania Tatafu, was matched against #2 ranked Korean archer Hyejin Chang, this morning in the Women’s Individual 1 /32 Eliminations at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Lusi shot nine arrows scoring 61 to Chang’s 82, with Chang reaching the required six match points after three sets to end the match.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
From running barefoot on a grass field at school sports competitions in Tonga to running on the track at the Rio Olympics, Taina Halasima is living the dream. Only 18 years old, Taina is happy and excited to compete in the 100m sprints against the best in the world in Rio.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s recurve archer Hans Arne Jensen (18) gave a creditable performance this morning (Tonga time) when he was matched against a top-ranked archer, Sjef Van Den Berg (21) of the Netherlands in the Men’s Individual 70m archery contest at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Jensen challenged Van Den Berg in five rounds of close contest with 129 match points to Van den Berg’s 133.
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Sunday 7 August 2016

Two Tongan Olympic archers, competing as individuals, received their rankings in the ranking rounds on Friday and Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hans Arne Jensen was ranked 61 out of 64 archers and Karoline Lusitania Tatafu was ranked 63 out of 64 archers. This means they will be matched against top ranked Olympic archers in the Olympic Archery 1/ 32 elimination rounds on August 8-9 (Tuesday and Wednesday, Tonga time).
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Sunday 7 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan swimmer Amini Tuitavake Fonua (26) came fifth in Heat 1 with a time of 1:06.40 in the 100 metres Men’s Breaststroke event at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday August 6. The best 8 of 46 swimmers will go through to the next phase. No one from Amini’s heat will go through to the Olympic final.
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Friday 5 August 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
Four players of Tongan heritage in the Wellington Hurricanes are set to face the Johannesburg Lions in the 2016 Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow night Saturday August 6. Loni ‘Uhila, Vaea Fifita, Willis Halaholo and Ngani Laumape are all fantastic, says their manager.
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Friday 5 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Naturally gifted runner, Siueni Filimone (21), loved music growing up but when his teachers saw his talent on the track, he was chosen year after year to represent his primary and secondary schools at interschool sporting competitions eventually winning his way to representing Tonga at international events and now at Rio Olympics.
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Friday 5 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Irene Prescott (22) looks at how far she has come to get to the Rio Olympics and sees her efforts not as sacrifice. “To me it is not really a sacrifice but a way of life and I hope to inspire all the young people in Tonga to choose a healthy lifestyle and strive to reach their personal goals,” she says.
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