What to watch on day one

The Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games sporting action begins on Monday 8 July with 11 sports and one medal event. Here’s what to watch on day one of the Games…

The first medals will be won at open water swimming at Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort Mulifanua.

Swimmers will enter the water at 10am with winners expected to complete the 5 kilometre course just over an hour later. Entry is free

The highly anticipated beach volleyball competition tips off at Apia Waterfront at 9am. The event is free to attend and will be broadcast and live streamed.

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Nearby Apia Park Stadium will host rugby league 9s, which features the first ever women’s competition and 10 men’s matches. The action kicks off at 1pm and will be broadcast and live streamed. Admission is $5 at the gate.

Next door, Apia Park Tennis Courts will host action from 9am in the first of 11 days of competition. Admission is $5 at the gate.

Faleata Sports Complex and surrounds will see seven sports in action, five of them with free entry.

Fans can watch badminton, cricket, lawn bowls, squash and table tennis for no charge, while football and basketball 5x5 will be just $5 entry (and also broadcast and live streamed).

For details of broadcasters and live streaming where you are, click here.