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American Samoa has its eye on Gold only, says Chef de Mission

American Samoa cheered during opening ceremony
Source: Newsline Samoa

Apia, SAMOA — The only medals Team American Samoa is after are gold and nothing but gold.

Team American Samoa will be competing in 15 sports and they would like a gold medal in each of these Team American Samoa Chef de mission Falefata Moli Taai Lemau said.

“ We are competing in 15 sports and our aim is to medal gold in all of these,” Falefata told Newsline. “ I say this because our preparations for the 15 sports are 100 percent.”

Falefata said the performance by the students of Palauli Sisifo College to welcome them has strengthened their resolve to win only gold.

He was very touched when the students sang their national anthem while their flag was raised  and also when they performed a dance for them. 

“This is the Pacific way - sharing cultures and it’s really beautiful. This has really strengthened the Games slogan- “One in Spirit.

“ I thank and congratulate the government of Samoa for the beautiful preparations done and in such a short time. It’s amazing. To see the involvement of the school children is wonderful.”