SAMOA JUNIOR GOLFERS: (Back row) Ipu Apitaelei, Faith Vui, Sani Tavita, Lio Vui (Front row) Kilo Brown, Aaron Evalu, Greg Atapana.

Samoan Junior Golfers gear up for International Championship

Five young Samoan golfers will be representing our small Island Nation at the 2018 International Management Group (I.M.G.) Junior World Golf Championships from July 9-13th in San Diego.

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives by a tribute-banner in honour of former German driver Michael Schumacher during a Formula One pre-season testing session in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain.

As F1 season begins, Schumacher is still fighting far away

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away.

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Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand warms up during the IWF Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, California, USA on 5 December 2017.

Samoa objects to transgender lifter

The President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork, has again raised the issue of a transgender athlete who has been given the thumbs up to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

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Touch Family commermorating International Women’s Day at the Business House Tournament.

Business House touch underway

The Business House Touch Rugby Championships kicked off last week. The tournament is held at St. Joseph’s College Alafua. Twenty-four teams are competing for the title this year. There are 35 government agencies and local businesses participating.

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Social Mix Winners Tau Warriors.

Tag’s popularity growing in Samoa

The Samoa Tag (Rugby) Incorporated kicked off their second tournament last weekend Saturday at the Marist Brother’s grounds at Mulivai, in a bid to grow the sport. The one-day tournament was the second Tag tournament for Samoa.

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DEFENDING CHAMPS: The defending champions of the Sheraton 2 Sheraton regatta are ready to do it all over again.

Paddlers gear up for Sheraton 2 Sheraton

It is now less than a week until the second Sheraton 2 Sheraton Annual 33km Outrigger Race!

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Top  10 years girls.

Young tennis stars showcase talents

More than 80 young promising tennis players participated in the Samoa Tennis National tournament last week.

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Members of New Zealand Netball Ivan Harre, Silver Ferns Netball Legend Waimarama Taumaunu with Netball Samoa Chief Rosemarie Esera and Gaualofa Matalavea Sa’aga with N.Z HC David Nicholson.

Four-year deal to boost Netball Samoa

A new era for Netball Samoa was celebrated earlier this week.

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Under 17 Collegiate team

Community gets behind Bluesky Oriana KidsNET

The Netball Samoa Oriana KidsNET development kicked off the second round of their tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium during the weekend. Focusing on the next generation of Netballers is indeed the main objective and initiative behind this tournament.

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American swimmer ready for tough Apolima Strait Swim

Meet Patty Hermann, 58, from Houston Texas. She is heading this way to swim solo in the 22.3km Apolima Strait swim, from Upolu to Savai’i on April 6.

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Jacob Ale (4) of Samoa leaps over Tom Mitchell (6) of England.

Two wins not enough for Samoa in Vancouver

On any other given day, two wins from three games would have guaranteed the Manu Samoa Sevens a Cup quarterfinal berth.

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Volleyball action at Fugalei

The Volleyball Samoa Federation concluded the second round of their National League last week. S.I.S.D.A.C. Samoa Independence Seventh Day Adventist Compound in Fugalei was packed for four nights beginning on Monday.

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Women’s Glee.

‘Touch the Crown’ tournament

The Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated wasted no time in kick starting their 2018 tournaments. Last weekend was the start of their “Touch the crown opens tournament” at the St. Joseph’s College fields in Alafua.

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V1 PADDLING COMPETITION BEGINS: Paddlers gear up for the race.

Samoa’s V1 paddlers find their rhythm

Another year of competition has begun for Samoa’s V1 paddlers. Last Saturday was the first race of Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association (S.O.C.A.) V1 series. V1 races are individual events where one paddler is on his/her own va’a (canoe). 

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SPORTS AS A KEY PRIORITY: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Marist Lotopa, yesterday. Photos / Government.

Sports key focus of Labour’s regime, says Aupito Su’a

The Marist St. Joseph’s Sports Club at Lotopa was a hive of activities yesterday. 

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Netball Samoa kicked off their Oriana KidsNET development tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium on the weekend.

Nurturing the future of Samoa netball

Netball Samoa kicked off their Oriana KidsNET development tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium on the weekend. Focusing on the next generation of Netballers was indeed the main objective.

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Team Tausala.

Volleyball National League kicks-off

The Volleyball Samoa Federation started its National League 2018 competition this week.

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Cook Strait and Rising Stars.

Netball Samoa’s contribution to Sports Tourism

Netball Samoa hosted the BlueSky Mixed/Men’s  Netball Tournament last weekend. The tournament attracted two teams from overseas – Wellington and Fiji. 

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Winning Team, Vaiala Beach School.

Young cricketers get their chance

The best place to develop promising stars in the future is from the grassroots level. On Wednesday, the Samoa International Cricket Association held an Under-15 International Cricket Tournament for private schools in Samoa at the cricket field in Tuana’imato.

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A North Korean women's hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea.

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.

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Highlanders' Lima Sopoaga during the Highlanders v Crusaders.

Unbeaten Highlanders face Hurricanes in Super Rugby

The Dunedin-based Highlanders will attempt to extend their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season against the Wellington-based Hurricanes, who have already demonstrated an aptitude for ending winning streaks.


Team Parker on the move in London

World heavyweight champion Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker is on the move in London, as the countdown continues towards his much-anticipated clash with Anthony Joshua. “We’ve been here two days,” said his Trainer Kevin Barry. “We got a light workout Saturday when we got off the plane.  Joe rested up yesterday. 


A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.


Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.

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