Team Tahiti Delegation Visit Samoa Ahead of Games
A Tahitian Delegation is in Samoa this week to conduct site visits and meetings that will start arming their team ahead of the Games.
Tahiti is the first island nation to visit Samoa ahead of the Games and witnessing the groundwork has been an eye-opener for them. Seeing makes a difference and Michel Sommers, Treasurer of the Olympic Committee of French Polynesia is positive about the upcoming Games.
The objective of the five-day visit is to gain a better understanding of what Team Tahiti can anticipate ahead of the Games in July. Today the Pacific Games Office team led a tour for the delegations which included the sports competition venues and the Games Village where athletes and team officials will stay.
Mr Sommers shared that their delegation was satisfied with the progress that has been made to date in hosting the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.
“The first mission for us to go to the Pacific Games is that we wanted to know the situation of the site. We are happy to see the Pacific Games Office. In Tahiti, we only see the mail, not the photos, but now we have a good representation of the whole installation.”
“Today was a good day because we had the chance to meet with the Pacific Games Office. We have visited all the installations; we feel that the games will be a success because all the installations and the rebuilding that is happening is close to finishing,” he said.
During their tour through the sports competition venues, the delegation managed to capture photos and videos of the sporting sites to be shown to their team in Tahiti. One of the most interesting sites for them was the Soccer Field in Faleata.
Mr Sommers stated, “The soccer field in Faleata Samoa has a big and nice place, Samoa has four fields. Basketball venue also in Faleata is very interesting.”
The delegation’s to visit has been productive. Since arriving yesterday they were able to meet with Official Sponsor and Telco of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Digicel, and Official Bank of the Games Samoa Commercial Bank, to address their connectivity and banking needs in preparation for July.