Tonga's internet sensation Pita Taufatofua @pitaTofua today congratulated Tonga's flag bearer Malia Paseka. “So proud to walk along side our first ever female taekwondo Olympian!” he tweeted this morning after the opening ceremony of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, amid a tweet storm of appreciation for his much anticipated shirtless appearance in the Olympic athletes parade.
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Thursday 22 July 2021
Tonga’s world famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, who joins Team Tonga, competing in Taekwondo in Tokyo 2020, is hoping for an Olympic miracle. He is aiming for another spot in sprint kayaking at the games, that would make him the first person to compete at three consecutive Olympics in three different sports.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Team Tonga swimmer, Amini Fonua (31), is looking forward to a memorable third Olympic Games in Tokyo. He has represented Tonga at three consecutive summer games. He is set to compete in the 100m breaststroke event on 24 July. By Eleanor Gee
Tuesday 20 July 2021
New York Times reporting: The opening ceremony is Friday and the first competitions are Wednesday. But organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, delayed one year by the pandemic, are struggling to manage public anxiety about the Games after a cluster of coronavirus cases that threaten to overshadow the festivities. As about 20,000 athletes, coaches, referees and other officials have poured into Japan in recent days, more than two dozen of them have tested positive for the virus, including three cases within the Olympic Village.
Saturday 17 July 2021
Oceania gold-medalist Malia Paseka will make Tongan history as our first female Taekwondo Olympian when she takes part in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. She will be one of Tonga's flagbearers.
Tuesday 13 July 2021
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.
Monday 10 May 2021
Athletes and officials are still waiting for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sporting International Federations (IF) to decide how many spots will be allowed for athletes to represent Tonga in their respective sports at the Tokyo Olympic Games, to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Takitoa Taumoepeau said Team Tonga is looking at around 8-9 Athletes with 12 Officials. By Eleanor Gee.
Thursday 1 April 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s sevens team will take part in a sevens invitational tournament, Takiwhitu Tūturu, next weekend, April 9 and 10, at Hataitai Park in Wellington to help with Olympic preparations.