Sunday, June 11th, 2017

 

Royal petition hopes to keep Pacific Games in Tonga

Noble MP Lord Vaea, (left), and PM 'Akilisi Pohiva. (Photo: kaniva pacific)

:NUKU’ALOFA-June 11: 9:20am(RNZI):The head of Tonga’s amateur sports and Olympic committee says the loss of the 2019 Pacific Games will set back development of sport and increase the gap between it and neigbouring countries. Lord Vaea hopes a royal petition will convince the government to change its mind despite its declaration this week that its decision to withdraw from hosting the games was final. Lord Vaea said the ability of countries like Fiji and Samoa to host top sporting events was more advanced than Tonga’s and the recent Super RugbyRead More