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Monday 9 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no well-oiled Pita Taufatofua at the Olympic closing ceremony last night, but it seems he has set a trend as three shirtless Samoan athletes showed up for the final athletes parade at Tokyo 2020.
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Friday 6 August 2021

London, UK
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 has now officially been postponed to 2022 by organisers and the UK Government yesterday. Tongan players will use the break as an off-season to rest and recover before resuming their World Cup campaign.
Tuesday 3 August 2021

Tokyo, Japan
Kuinini Manumu’a, Tonga’s first female Olympic weightlifter finished in eighth place last night in the +87kg category event at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Tuesday 3 August 2021

Tokyo, Japan
New Zealand’s Dame Valerie Adams, who is of Tongan heritage, won a bronze medal in Shot Put at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, August 1.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Tokyo, Japan
Tongan sprinter, Ronald Fotofili finished in eighth place in the 100m preliminary heat 2, at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, 31 July. Ronald said today he was happy competing in the 100m, his first time for him to go to the Olympics and compete with the world’s best athletes. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Tokyo, Japan
Tongan swimmer Noelani Day (18) finished seventh in the 50m freestyle, heat 4, on Friday, 30 July, with a time of 29.06 at the Tokyo Olympics. She plans to continue swimming and has her eyes on the Paris Olympics in 2024. By Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 29 July 2021

London, UK
An emergency meeting held yesterday by the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) board decided further urgent discussions are to be continued with the UK government, players, nations, host towns and cities, venues, and the International Rugby League.
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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Tokyo, Japan
Pita Taufatofua (37) was defeated by World Champion, Vladislav Larin (25) in his first Olympic match yesterday in the 80+kg division, going down 24 - 3, in Tokyo last night. “Today wasn’t my day team. Blocked some solid kicks with my face, still standing, still pushing forward...with a smile,” he said.
Monday 26 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) organizers and International Rugby League (IRL) officials will meet to decide how feasible the tournament would be after Australia and New Zealand withdrew last week. The RLWC is scheduled to start in October in England.
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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.
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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:
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Sunday 25 July 2021

Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga is through to the Rugby World Cup 2023 Asia/Pacific Play-off after defeating the Cook Islands 54-10 in Pukekohe on Saturday.
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Sunday 25 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A disappointing result for swimmer Amini Fonua in Team Tonga's first competition last night when he was disqualified after finishing a good swim in Heat 1 of the Men's 100m Breaststroke at the Tokyo Acquatics Centre.
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Saturday 24 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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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
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.
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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to meet the Cook Islands national rugby team at Pukekohe on Saturday, 24 July was named this afternoon.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noelani Day, who has spent most of her life swimming in the Pacific Ocean, is Tonga’s first homegrown swimmer representing the kingdom at her first Olympic Games in Tokyo. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play the Cook Island’s national rugby team on Saturday, will be announced tomorrow, Thursday July 22, by coach Toutai Kefu.
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