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Monday 26 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UPDATED. A turning kick to the head, by a European taekwondo champion has put Tonga’s Malia Paseka out by TKO in the first round of her -67kg bout at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo this afternoon. “Don't worry, she's really good 100%,” the coach said after her medical tests. Malia has another match coming up tonight (11:30pm Tonga time) in the repêchage for the bronze medal competition.
Monday 26 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua has vowed to chase future success, after his heartbreaking disqualification in the Men's 100m Breaststroke heat at the Tokyo Acquatic Centre on a technicality, on July 24. Team Tonga has five events with updated schedules, as follows:
Saturday 24 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the opening of the XXXII Olympiad - Tokyo 2020 tonight, flag bearers Pita Taufatofua and Malia Paseka led Tonga's team into the Olympic Stadium wearing traditional costumes. The well-oiled Pita caught the attention of Olympic commentators once again.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan athletes will take part at the Tokyo Olympics, starting with the opening ceremony, at 8:00pm Japan time, which will be shown on local TV in Tonga on 23 July (midnight Tongan time).
Thursday 22 July 2021

Tokyo, Japan
New York Times reporting: As the Summer Olympics stumbled to an unsteady start on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee took a big step toward crystallizing its long-term future by voting to officially select Brisbane, Australia, as host of the Summer Games in 2032.
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Thursday 15 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Weightlifter, Kuinini Manumu'a, is proud to represent Tonga at her first Olympic Games in Tokyo, the first Tongan woman to do so in the sport. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ronald Fotofili can’t wait to get to the Tokyo Olympics this month to compete against the best 100m sprinters in the world. By Eleanor Gee.
Friday 25 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six athletes, including USA based weightlifter, Kuinini Manumu’a, will represent Tonga at the Tokyo Olympics next month. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand
Tongan-New Zealander Lisa Adams has set a new world record as a shotput para-athlete, with a dominant performance at the New Zealand Track & Field Championships last week in Christchurch.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tongan-New Zealander shot-put athlete Lisa Adams won Gold in shotput at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Saturday, 11 November. Lisa Adams is the younger sister of Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
Olympic hopes are alive for Tonga’s men’s national rugby 7s team after they defeated Papua New Guinea 31 – 0 to win 5th place at the Oceania Sevens Championship in Suva, Fiji over the weekend. The 5th place position means that they qualify for the Final Olympic Qualification Tournament to take place next year on 20-21 June at a location yet to be confirmed.
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Friday 8 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
Tonga’s Men’s Rugby 7s team have started well at the Oceania 7s Championships, achieving two big wins over Vanuatu (34 – 10) and American Samoa (29 – 5) on the first day of the tournament in Suva, Fiji yesterday 7 November.
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Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local Tongan outrigger canoe athlete, Malakai ‘Ahokava (36), is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in kayak sprints with two-time Olympian Pita Taufatofua, after having a taste of high level competition last month in Szeged, Hungary. “If this sport is brought to Tonga, I’m telling you, it is a natural fit for Tongan people. Because Tongans are strong,” he says. By Eleanor Gee
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Saturday 16 March 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Team Tonga marched proudly at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirites on 14 March. Athletes in the four-member team are Manatu Paletua (Shot put), Paula Tupou (Shot put), Ane Lomana Tuiketei (Shot put) and Siaosi Mo'ata Mo'ui He Lotu Palanite (100m Run).
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tonga’s futsal team made their debut this morning, 9 October (Tongan time), against a strong Bolivian team going down 7-2 at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Thursday 8 March 2018

Thirteen athletes in six sports have been announced to represent Tonga at the XXI Commonwealth Games next month 4 – 15 April in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Monday 26 February 2018

PyeongChang, South Korea
Tongan heart-throb and Olympic inspirer Pita Taufatofua was one of eight athletes invited to stand with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last night, 25 February, at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Monday 19 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful parade of floats, joined by Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, and fellow Olympian Lusi Tatafu, along with the Tonga Police Brass Band, businesses, and sporting associations, went through central Nuku’alofa to mark the 2016 Olympic Day on Saturday 17 September. Photos by Eleanor Gee and Caroline Manu-Moli.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surprise! Pita Taufatofua was not carrying Tonga’s flag at the Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016 this afternoon, instead he made a brief appearance on stage, oiled up and ready to party, much to the delight of his fans. The media were looking out for him. Here’s what some had to say:
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