Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion (£706 million/€822 billion) American Rescue Plan Act for COVID-19 relief funding has been credited with helping organisers of next year’s Pacific Mini Games in Saipan being able increase the number of sports from six to nine.
Pacific Games News
Pacific Games Council (PGC) chief executive Andrew Minogue believes the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) can still host a successful Pacific Mini Games despite a challenging build-up.
Weightlifting, tennis and va'a have been formally added to the programme for the next Pacific Mini Games, scheduled to take place in June 2022 in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the 2023 Pacific Games stadiums project in Honiara.
The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) has partnered with the National Bank of Samoa (NBS) to support elite athletes' preparations for multi-sport events such as the Olympic Games.
Chinese state company China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won a bid to build the seven major projects, including the main stadium, being funded by the Government in Beijing for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Melanesia Cup, which will serve as a qualifier for the next Pacific Games, has been delayed until 2022 because of the coronavrius pandemic.
International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Umar Kremlev has pledged to support boxing competition at the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games.
The Organising Committee of the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has requested budget details from each of the six participating sports.
A key political committee has met for the first time in the Solomon Islands ahead of the country's hosting of the 2023 Pacific Games.
Samoa 2019 Pacific Games gold medallists Remi Rossi and Dgeniva Matauli have been named as regional ambassadors for the "i am badminton" integrity campaign.
The Fiji Volleyball Federation has begun its preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.
Organisers of the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands have claimed the construction of facilities needed for the event is on track following concern over progress and potential delays.
Optimism is reportedly growing among organisers of next year’s rescheduled Pacific Mini Games thanks to the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in host country the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
Papua New Guinea's athletics great Elanga Buala, who won three gold medals at the 1983 Pacific Games in Apia in Samoa, has died at the age of 56.