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Pacific Games

American Samoa National Tennis Team and supporters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s National Tennis Team took overall third place for the bonze medal in the 2019 Pacific Games two weeks of tennis events, capturing third place in four separate events: the Women’s Singles — represented by Kalni Soli; Women’s Doubles — represented by...
(ASBF), Paepaetele Mapu Jamias (center) with Jolando Taala (left ) Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — President of the American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF), Paepaetele Mapu Jamias (center) with Jolando Taala (left ) who won a silver medal for American Samoa in the light heavyweight class (81 kg) at the XVI Pacific Games hosted by Samoa. Boxing matches were held at Don...
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa has won its first ever Pacific Games women's basketball title after a strong finish helped them overwhelm defending champions Fiji 74-53 in the gold medal match. The US territory raced out to a 24-13 lead after the opening quarter but could only manage six points in the...
Alofaeleuma Faualo (center) with his crew 11-year old Laser Sailor Carneal Lili’o Satele and Tony Greubel, Charge de Affaires for the US Embassy
Mulifanua, SAMOA— When is the wind going to come, is the question asked by Alofaeleuma Faualo, who has become an inspirational athlete at the 16th Pacific Games. That’s because Alofa, the athlete, has a disability not ever seen at the Pacific Games. He is sailing for the American Samoa Sailing Team...
Emilene Taulu being proposed to by Tupuga Amo
Apia, SAMOA — A Pacific Games medal ceremony has been trumped by a marriage proposal near the golden shores of a Samoan beach.   Captain of the Cook Islands women's va'a team Emilene Taulu was taken by surprise when her partner remained kneeling after a group haka at the medal ceremony for women's...
Members of the American Samoa delegation to the 16th Pacific Games in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — In the last day of the Pacific Games Women’s Basketball Event’s Group Phase, four teams will be battling for positions to determine the cast for the Qualifying Finals. Guam and Tahiti are sporting identical 1-1 win-loss cards and will face-off at the curtain-raiser at 12:00 pm. The...
Precious Ieremia of American Samoa Women’s National Team
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa’s women’s team dug their heels in and defended like their lives depended on it to hold on to a 0-0 draw against hosts Samoa on Match Day 2 of the 2019 Pacific Games. The team had a lot of supporters at the field cheering them on July 10, 2019 at the Toleafoa JS Blatter...
Anne Cairns with her family who joined her in Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — A deal has been struck to allow news from the Pacific Games to be broadcast in Samoa. The local journalists' association had complained that restrictions placed on local TV stations had made news coverage unfeasible. (See yesterday’s Pacific Briefs) Local stations were being charged...
American Samoa Beach Volleyball team
O le taimi na manumalo ai le tatou au Beach Volleyball a tama'ita'i i le 'au malosi mai Ausetalia. O 'ai o lea ta'aloga 15-7. Matagofie fo'i le iuga o lea taumafaiga, fa'amalo le tauata'i. [ata: foa'i]
American Samoa women's basketball team that beat Tahiti 85 to 67
O le aso Lua i Samoa na manumalo ai le tatou 'au a tama'ita'i i le ta'aloga Basketball i le 'au malosi mai Tahiti i le latou fetauiga mata'ina lea na maua ai latou 'ai e 85 i le 67 a Tahiti. Malo le fa'amalosi, ia maua mai se 'ai matagofie o lenei tausaga. [ata:foa'i]

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