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Basketball Fiji adopts serious approach

The basketball season begins preparations for the Fiji Cup and Pacific Games. Fiji assistant coach William Peter said they had separated the competition in to four tournaments and Central Basketball Association challenge was the second...

Cricket Fiji prepares for PICC23

Fiji has selected their squad for the Pacific Island Cricket Challenge 2023 (PICC23). Chief executive officer Sitiveni Rokoro said Cricket Fiji would co-host the inaugural Pacific Island Cricket Challenge 2023 with the Australian Defence Force Cricket from March 6–18. “Five men and five women’s teams will participate in this one-week tournament,” he said. “Participating countries...

WTA roundup: Alycia Parks, Lin Zhu win first singles titles

Alycia Parks won her first WTA singles title, defeating No. 1 seed Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7), 7-5 at the Open 6eme Sens Metropole on Sunday in Lyon, France. It was the first victory over a top 5 player for Parks, a 22-year-old native of Georgia, who put on a display of power with 15 aces....

3rd February

Cricket-Women’s cricket awaits birth of a superpower with game set to take off in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Women’s cricket looks poised to step out of the imposing shadow of the men’s game in India, and the rest of the world is bracing for the birth of a superpower in the sport. While male players have long enjoyed rock star status in the cricket-mad country, their female counterparts have...

2nd February

Cricket-Australia’s Khawaja flies out to India after visa approved

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia opener Usman Khawaja will join his test team mates in India later on Thursday following a delayed approval of his visa, Cricket Australia said. Pakistan-born Khawaja, named Australia’s test player of the year this week, was the only member of the squad unable to travel and missed a flight on Wednesday...

Olympics-Paris 2024 organisers will abide to IOC decision on Russia’s participation

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris 2024 organisers insisted they would abide by the International Olympic Committee’s decision on Russian and Belarusian athletes’ participation in the Games after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the governing body into banning them from the sport’s extravaganza. Last week, the IOC said the Olympic Council of Asia had offered Russian and...

Ukraine on mission to ban Russia from Olympics, IOC says sanctions stand

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine hopes to secure widespread international support for banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Paris Olympics in 2024 due to Moscow’s invasion, the sports minister said on Tuesday. Vadym Huttsait, 51, a former Olympic fencing champion, told Reuters the idea of allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals was unacceptable....

1st February

Tennis-Djokovic played Australian Open with 3cm tear in hamstring, says Tiley

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic played with a three-centimetre (1.2 inches) tear in his hamstring during his run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Wednesday. The Serbian, who suffered the hamstring injury en route to winning the warm-up title in Adelaide, won the season-opening major after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas...

Fiji Finals: May date confirmed

The 2023 Coca-Cola Games will be held on May 11 to 13 during the term one school holidays, Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association secretary Vuli Waqa says. Term one holidays will be from May 6 to 21, . The games will be held at the HFC Bank Stadium during the first week of the school...

National federations urged to keep to timelines

Team Fiji chef de mission to the 2023 Pacific Games Ajay Ballu is urging national federations to keep to timelines set by Team Fiji after their return from the chef de missions meeting in the Solomon Islands last year. “We appeal to national federations hoping to participate at the games to pay their bond, levies...

30th January

Suva gears up for volleyball event

Preparation for the Hot Bread Kitchen Vulaca Championship has been intense for the Suva Volleyball Association. Team official Jone Baleilomaloma said their final four teams’ training had been intense. “We have set our criteria and standard towards the national level and we want our players to adhere to those criteria which they have done,” he...

Raiwai ready for Vulaca

The Raiwai Volleyball Association is on track with its training as they prepare for the Vulaca Championship on Thursday and Friday. President Jim Rosse said they would be fielding six teams and they had to keep up with what the coaching panel had required of them. “Training has been intense as the competition dates are...

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy attacks effort to allow Russia back at Olympics

(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that allowing Russia to compete at the 2024 Paris Games was tantamount to showing that “terror is somehow acceptable”. “Attempts by the International Olympic Committee to bring Russian athletes back into the Olympic Games are attempts to tell the whole world that terror is somehow acceptable,”...

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