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Matai’s Diary from Rio- Day 3

Oi from the Rio Olympic Games Village. I mentioned in my last report that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was flying in first thing in the morning to visit the Games Village after all the negative publicity about accommodation since teams were allowed in on July 24. We’ve been here since and there’s been a lot of changes. ... Read More »

Singh competes in 25th consecutive PGA Championship

Every Major Championship is special for the world’s best Professional golfers but the PGA Championship this week will have extra significance for Vijay Singh. Singh, a two time PGA Champion, will play his 25th consecutive PGA Championship, an impressive feat which reflects the Fijian’s long time standing at the peak of the game. Making his debut at the PGA Championship ... Read More »

Fiji Airways Announces Roy Krishna as Brand Ambassador

One of Fiji’s favourite sporting sons to join National Airline to promote hometown. Professional Fijian footballer Roy Krishna was today announced as a new brand ambassador for national airline Fiji Airways and its subsidiary Fiji Link. Krishna, who is captain of the Fijian national football team and plays for the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League, is one of Fiji’s most ... Read More »

Osea Is Fiji’s Flag Bearer

This year’s flag bearer is the captain of the Olympics newest sport Rugby Sevens, Osea Kolinisau. Osea leads a group of men who will have Fiji’s most realistic chance of ever winning Fiji’s first Olympic medal. Osea became Fiji’s first sevens player to achieve 50 tournaments and was the captain of the Fiji Team to win back to back series ... Read More »

FIJIAN PRESIDENT CHALLENGES TEAM FIJI

FIJIAN President Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote challenged Team Fiji to show the world that we are a progressive and passionate nation when it comes to sports as he wished them well in their participation at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this morning. He received the traditional token of iTatau from the Fiji Rugby Union’s development officer and former ... Read More »

PM NAMES MEN, WOMEN 7S TEAM FOR RIO

Women’s side, Coaches Chris Cracknell and Iliesa Tanivula have selected the following players to represent Fiji in Rio: ASENA ROKOMARAMA LAVENIA TINAI LITIA NAIQATO LUISA TISOLO MEREWAI CUMU RAIJIELI DAVEUA REBECCA TAVO RUSILA NAGASAU TIMAIMA RAVISA TIMAIMA TAMOI VINIANA RIWAI JIOWANA SAUTO ANA ROQICA (CAPTAIN) Men’s side: Coach Ben Ryan APISAI DOMOLAILAI JASA VEREMALUA JOSUA TUISOVA KITIONE DAWAI LEONE NAKARAWA ... Read More »

PORTUGAL STUNS FRANCE TO WIN EURO 2016 FINAL

Portuguese overcome loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to beat host nation 1-0 on Eder’s extra-time goal. Cristiano Ronaldo spent the biggest moment of his international career in the Portuguese dugout with a sore left knee. Injured nearly two hours earlier, there was nothing he could do in the Euro 2016 final except pace around like a manager wearing shorts. But in ... Read More »

HAYNE OUT OF OLYMPICS

Superstar Jarryd Hayne revealed on social media that his journey to the 2016 Rio games has come to an end. Hayne posted this morning and thanked the Vodafone Fiji 7s team management and players for the support. He also said that he would depart for Australia in the coming days. Screen shots below. Read More »

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