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Muddy conditions on the field during Samoa vs Tonga rugby match
Apia, SAMOA — Perhaps the biggest talking point out of the match between Samoa and Tonga was the horrific conditions that the two teams did battle in. The wind, rain and ripped up terrain meant that points were always going to be at a premium and it was the home team that ultimately made the most...
Tilali Scanlan in the pool.
Gwangju, SOUTH KOREA — Nineteen-year-old Tilali Scanlan from American Samoa was rightly pleased after her performance in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Heats at the 18th FINA World Swimming Championships. The bronze medalist in the same discipline from the recent Pacific Games was one of two Pacific...
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...
Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa defends
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa’s men’s team let the second half get away from them in a 13-0 loss to the Solomon Islands on July 15, 2019 at the Toleafoa JS Sports Complex in Tuanaimato, Samoa on July 15. The Solomon Islands scored three goals in the first half and got an assist with an own goal by...
Ryan Samuelu of American Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — Walter Pati struck a miracle shot to help American Samoa escape the jaws of defeat against Tuvalu on Match Day 3 of the men’s 2019 Pacific Games Samoa soccer game on July 12 at the Toleafoa JS Blatter Sports Complex in Tuanaimato. American Samoa had been knocking on the scoring door...
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...
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...
Tilali Scanlan on the pdoium after winning her silver medal with gold winner Moana Wind and bronze, Poerani Bertrand
Apia, SAMOA —The sky had cleared, but instead the sound of fans cheering could be heard thundering outside Aquatic Centre Faleata on Thursday's third evening of swimming finals. Cook Islands, Guam, and American Samoa all reached the podium for the first time at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games,...

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