Samoa 2019 News and Updates


Law change sees teenage Samoan take shooting gold at Pacific Games

Samoa’s 19-year-old shooter has won gold at Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games – a feat only legally possible because of a recent law change.

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PNG sprint queen defends gold in women's 400m

The Pacific’s sprint queen, Toea Wisil dominated the women’s 400m at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games to secure a comfortable gold medal in front of a large crowd at…

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Hammer throw winner mirrors father's 1983 victory

Erwan Cassier of New Caledonia scooped gold in the men’s hammer throw at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his late father who…

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Carrot cake the secret to gold for Cook Islands runner

Cook Islands’ Alex Beddoes made long distance running look easy in only his second time participating in the men’s 1500 metre event, as he won gold just one day after…

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Fourth Pacific Games gold for Reuillard in men's pole vault

Eric Reuillard of New Caledonia claimed his fourth consecutive Pacific Games gold in the men’s pole vault at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games, edging an extremely tight contest with Tahiti’s…

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Greening of the Games: How are we doing?

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The Greening of the Games partners want to make the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games the best chance to encourage the best environmental behaviour with a wide international audience.

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From heavyweight to Pacific Games judoka

Guam’s Amy Cho never imagined she would be a Pacific Games bronze medal finalist when she stood on the scales a year ago.

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New Caledonia takes six golds in day one of judo

New Caledonia took half the 12 gold medals on offer during day one of judo at Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games. They scooped six medals.

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Australia scores five golds in men's taekwondo at Pacific Games

Australia had a successful first day at taekwondo, winning five of the six men's events at Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games.

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