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FASANOC reminds federations

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) would like to remind national federations (NFs) that the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) Courses for 2022 and 2023 are targeted towards coaches and team...

World record holder Kosgei withdraws from London Marathon with injury

(Reuters) – World record holder and twice London Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei has been forced to withdraw from Sunday’s race due to a minor hamstring injury, organisers said on Monday. Kosgei, who won the London Marathon in 2019 and 2020, was one of the favourites going into the event. She also won the Tokyo Marathon...

27th September

Fury says Joshua fight is off as no contract signed

(Reuters) -WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called off his proposed ‘Battle of Britain’ bout with Anthony Joshua, saying his compatriot had not signed the contract before Monday’s deadline. Fury had challenged Joshua earlier this month, saying he would come out of retirement to defend his title in December, a challenge Joshua accepted. Joshua’s...

26th September

Internationals lose Presidents Cup but blood new players

By Steve Keating CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – What the world of professional golf will look like when the next Presidents Cup is staged in Montreal in two years’ time is unclear as the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series feud over the sport’s structure. That messy squabble directly impacted this year’s event at Quail...

Gymnastics club takes part in Australian competition

Island Acro Gymnastics Club in Fiji created history by taking part in the Australian National Clubs Carnival in Gold Coast earlier this month. Six gymnasts from the ages of 10-14 years old and Coach Michelle Fink competed in the TeamGym competition and took part in the Australian Gym for Life Challenge. Coach Fink said “TeamGym”...

Sugar City volleyball competition

The Lautoka Volleyball Association (LVA) will start its weekly club competition at the Multi-Purpose Courts this week. The competition will resume after a lapse of a year because of COVID-19. The LVA held its knockout competition last Saturday which attracted an overwhelming response. LVA vice-president Josaia Marau said they had more than 30 teams. “We...

ACS wins title

Adi Cakobau School was crowned the Fiji Secondary School U19 Southern Zone cricket champion. They beat Tailevu North College by six wickets at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday. Tailevu North batted first and scored 90 runs all out in the 14th over. The girls from Sawani then batted and scored 92 runs with a...

Former rep to help upskill junior, senior squash training squads

Former Fiji number one Reginald Pal, who is based in Australia, will help out in the development of the squash in the country by upskilling the players to enable them compete efficiently at international tournaments. Pal will arrive in the country on October 23 and will hold training camps in Suva and Lautoka. He has...

Naidu suspended from promotions

Nadi boxer Ronald Naidu has been suspended from taking part in promotions for this year. Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) chairman Subhash Appana confirmed that BCF suspended Naidu for not complying to the processes set. Naidu was scheduled to fight Nathan Singh in the Bula Boxing Promotion main bout in July this year. Two days...

Kwadjo returns with knockout win

Veteran boxer Joseph Kwadjo returned to the boxing ring in style with a technical knockout (TKO) win over Apisai Naciqa in the main bout of the Lewis-Hill Boxing Promotion at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on Saturday evening. Naciqa looked the better of the two fighters early, using his height and reach advantage to land...

Fit and still driven, Djokovic not thinking about retirement

(Reuters) – Roger Federer’s departure from tennis has raised the question of retirement of the other two members of the revered ‘Big Three’ but Novak Djokovic has assured that he does not feel “old enough” to consider bringing down the curtain yet. Federer’s decision was not unexpected given the 41-year-old’s recent struggles with injuries and...

Egypt to apply to host 2036 Olympic Games

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036, the Egyptian youth and sports minister said in a statement on Saturday, a bid that if successful would make it the first Arab or African nation to host the event. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi gave the green light to apply,...

25th September

Tears flow as curtain comes down on Federer’s glittering career

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) -Roger Federer’s trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly mattered as the Swiss maestro headed into retirement with tears in his eyes and cheers ringing in his ears. With a sellout crowd of 17,500 at London’s O2 Arena willing him on, the 20-time Grand...

24th September

Boxers ready to rumble

All seven professional bouts are set to go ahead at the Lewis-Hill Boxing Promotions at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva today. In the main bout, Joseph Kwadjo will take on Apisai Naciqa in a 10×3 minute rounds bout. At the official weigh-in yesterday, Kwadjo weighed in at 88.6kg while Naciqa topped the scale at 84.2kg....

23rd September

‘Passion, discipline will reward’

Passion, discipline and hard work will allow you to succeed. These were the sentiments shared by the President of Fiji, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, to the members of the national women’s cricket team as they presented their itatau at State House in Suva yesterday. While addressing the team, Ratu Wiliame wished them well on their journey...

Call to support women’s cricket

As the Fiji Women’s cricket team prepares for its friendly series against Vanuatu next month, it will need a lot of support. Cricket Without Boarders women’s team founder Clare Cannon said the Fiji women’s team was a wonderful young side. “They are full of spirit and love the game of cricket. They are developing as...

Rokobuli, Ravolaca bout ‘to go to the wire’

Fresh off the Commonwealth Games in England, Elia Rokobuli will be back in the ring during the Lewis-Hill Boxing Promotions ‘Homecoming’ event at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva tomorrow. Rokobuli, who hails from Namuka, Lau, has been involved in the sport for the past six years. He represented Fiji at the 2019 Pacific Games where...

U.S. women skip jersey number 15 at World Cup to honour Griner

Sept 21 (Reuters) – USA Basketball said none of its players at the Women’s World Cup would wear the number 15 when the tournament begins on Thursday, in honour of Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia on drug charges last month. Griner, who wore the number 15 in international...

International underdogs up for Presidents Cup fight

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept 21 (Reuters) – With the Presidents Cup set to tee off on Thursday, International captain Trevor Immelman has positioned his team as the biggest underdogs since David met Goliath as they face the might of the United States on their home turf. Even the American players have expressed sympathy for the challenge...

Suns owner Sarver announces plans to sell team

Sept 21 (Reuters) – Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver on Wednesday said he is seeking buyers for the team a week after being suspended for a year and fined $10 million by the National Basketball Association (NBA) following an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct. An independent investigation found that Sarver, who bought the Suns...

22nd September

One for granny

Tanzeela Raza comes from a family of boxers. So it is no wonder that the 16-year-old took a liking to the sport from a young age. This Saturday, the Nadi Sangam College student will take to the ring against Laite Nanovu in an amateur during the Lewis Hill Boxing Promotion ‘Homecoming’ event at the FMF...

Team ends Fiji tour

The Cricket Without Borders women’s team based out of Melbourne in Australia will today complete its week-long tour to Fiji. Team founder Clare Cannon said the tour had been very productive for the women’s team. “So we are a development team. We have players from Victoria. One player is from Afghanistan while another is from...

Hales felt like he was making his ‘debut again’ after England return

(Reuters) – England opener Alex Hales said he felt like he was making his debut again after returning to the side for the first time in three years in Tuesday’s Twenty20 International win over Pakistan. Hales made 53 from 40 balls and Harry Brook scored an unbeaten 42 as England defeated Pakistan by six wickets...

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