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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
High jump athlete Mosese Foliaki was a class ahead of his competition on day eight of the Pacific Games July 16, clearing a jump of 2.06 metres compared to the 1.99 metres jumps cleared by second placed Malakai Kaiwalu (Fiji) and Peniel Richard (PNG).
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A report from Samoa that Tonga “is putting its hand up to host the 2027 Pacific Games” was refuted by TASANOC Secretary General Takitoa Taumoepeau this morning. “We haven't put in a bid and haven't indicated that,” he told Matangi Tonga.
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Olympic prospect ‘Atamaama Tu‘utafaiva claimed Tonga’s third Gold medal with a near-record-breaking performance in the shot put event at the 2019 Pacific Games yesterday, 15 July.
Monday 15 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga has won two Gold medals at the Pacific Games during the first week, and yesterday ranked 11th in the medal tally, out of 22 competing nations.
Monday 15 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s champion weightlifter ‘Aisake Tu‘itupou caused a big upset at the 2019 Pacific Games after he beat 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist David Liti (New Zealand) and silver medalist Lauititi Lui (Samoa) to win two golds for Tonga in the highest division (Over 109kg) of the weightlifting competition at the Pacific Games in Samoa on Saturday 13 July.
Friday 12 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
With help from their friends the Real Tonga Touch Rugby team is taking part in the Pacific Games in Samoa. Fehoko Tu'ivai, President of Tonga National Touch said the team arrived in Apia, Samoa yesterday, 11 July.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Tonga's Taekwondo Team left Brisbane, Australia for Samoa today, 11 July, after several grueling weeks of training in preparation for the Pacific Games.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“For us it’s about getting gold and we have that faith that we will get it,” said Tonga Netball captain Amenda Payne yesterday, 10 July, at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium, ahead of the Pacific Games netball competition, which starts next week.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s finished in 4th place after losing to Samoa in the Pacific Games bronze medal match yesterday, 16-12 in front of an excited crowd at Apia Park Stadium, where Fiji took the Gold.

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s team has progressed to today's semi-finals after winning over the Cook Islands 8-4 in rainy conditions yesterday, 8 July, at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa. Tonga meets PNG at 2:00pm.
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Monday 8 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flagbearer and shot-putter, ‘Atamaama Tu’utafaiva led Tonga’s athletes in a parade of nations, which opened proceedings at the 2019 Pacific Games opening ceremony held at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa, yesterday, 7 July. Around 4000 athletes are taking part in 27 sports. The Pacific Games will run until 20 July.
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Monday 8 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight tennis players representing Tonga at the Pacific Games in Samoa over the next few weeks were in the kingdom last week to sharpen their skills and showcase their trade to the locals.
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Wednesday 3 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-seven local body builders, including students, took part in the Royal Tongan National Bodybuilding Championships 2019 at the Tanoa Hotel on 2 July, as part of celebrations for King Tupou VI’s 60th birthday. Judge Philip Hope said this was the biggest ever contingent of school boys participating in body building. “I don’t know what they eat but they are well developed.”
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Tuesday 2 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
An anti-doping program will be run at the Pacific Games held in Samoa this month, aimed at keeping the games clean. By Eleanor Gee.
Sunday 30 June 2019

Temecula, California
Junior Fa reached a career milestone today after winning his 18th professional fight against highly experienced American boxer Dominick Guinn in Temecula, California. Fa dominated the scorecards over 10 rounds to get a unanimous decision victory.
Tuesday 25 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Over 23,000 fans – mostly wearing red – turned up at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on 22 June to watch the Kiwis vindicate their Rugby League World Cup loss against Mate Ma’a Tonga with a convincing 38 – 14 win. Despite the big loss, Mate Ma’a Tonga fans remained elated and steadfast throughout the game, cheering on their team with chants and hymns, even as the Kiwis closed the game with an unreachable lead in the final minutes. By Finau Fonua.
Sunday 23 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four swimmers and a triathlete will be representing Tonga in multiple events at the Pacific Games next month in Samoa. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Touch Rugby Men’s and Women’s teams have been busy fundraising to be able to represent Tonga at the Pacific Games next month and are planning their next fundraiser on July 1 - only 12 days before the date they aim to depart.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Beach Volleyball players, Tio Fonohema and Semisi Funaki have partnered for the first time to represent Tonga at the Pacific Games in Samoa next month.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Rugby League Nines team have been relentless in their fitness training at Teufaiva Stadium as they prepare for the Pacific Games next month.
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