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Samoa's Dodson misses sprint semis

18 Aug 2016

Samoa's Jeremy Dodson has missed out on a berth in the 200m semi finals at the Rio Olympics.

The 28 year old finished fifth in the opening heat in 20.51 seconds, a race won by Panama's Alonso Edward in 20.19.

That mark was well short of his personal best time of 20.07 seconds from 2011 and the 20.2 mark he was hoping to hit to assure himself of a place in the final 24.

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Rio pits Sky against social media

17 Aug 2016

Opinion - With Olympic events happening in the middle of the night, social media has been the best way to keep up with the Games, says Jamie Wall.

How are you watching the Olympics these days?

Wake up, check phone. Get dressed, check phone. Sit on public transport, check phone. Drive in car, check phone (if naughty). Get to work, check social media on company computer.

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Cook Islands rate Rio a success

16 Aug 2016

Cook Islands believe their Olympic campaign in Rio has been a success despite missing on most of their targets.

Weightlifter Luisa Peters was the country's final athlete to compete on Monday, in the women's over 75kg division.

The 23 year old, who was attending her second Olympic Games, had been hoping to break the national record of of 227kg set earlier this year but fell 3kg shy of her previous mark.

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Fiji win seen as gold for tourism

16 Aug 2016

Patricia Mallam who was monitoring social media during the Fiji game said the word 'Fiji' topped Google searches within half an hour of the win.

She said a lot of people would have been driven to the official Tourism Fiji website and traffic can be converted into marketing campaigns capitalising on the win.

Ms Mallam said the way the Fijian sevens team received and celebrated their gold medal was also great for the country.

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Fiji in sevens heaven

12 Aug 2016

First Person - Singing, celebrating Fijians united in pride after their sevens team won the country's first ever gold medal had Juliette Siverten choked with emotion.

"Is the airport open today?" a traveller asked outside Nadi Airport.

Of course the airport was open - but whether anyone was working was another matter.

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Fiji beat NZ to reach Olympic 7s semis

11 Aug 2016

Fiji have beaten New Zealand 12-7 to advance to the semi finals of the Olympic men's sevens tournament, ending the All Blacks Sevens hopes of a medal.

The World Series champions opened the scoring with a try to skipper Osea Kolinisau in the second minute of the match in wet conditions at the Deodoro Stadium.

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The United Nations Pacific proudly presents: Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together virtual concert is envisioned to be a regional extension of the Global Goal concept.

What is Pacific Brothers about?  A rugby show that enables fans to experience rugby issues through a Pacifc lens... hosted by Oscar Kightley