With a clean sweep for The Netherlands gold medallist Carlijn Achtereekte, center, jumps for joy as silver medallist Ireen Wust, left, and bronze medallist Antoinette de Jong, right, watch during the flower ceremony of the women's 3,000 meters race.

1 race, and the Olympic speedskating oval is all orange

An all-orange medal podium isn't really that surprising at the Olympic speedskating oval anymore. After all, the Dutch had four sweeps at the Sochi Games four years ago.

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Semen Elistratov of the Olympic Athletes of Russia leads Charles Hamelin of Canada during the men's 1500 meters semifinal short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung.

Russia's Elistratov gives nation reason to cheer at Olympics

Semen Elistratov hopped up and down on the Olympic podium, pumping his fists toward a group of fans waving Russian flags.

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Players from the combined Koreas line up before the preliminary round of the women's hockey game against Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung.

Combined Korean hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut

The moment was too important to be overshadowed by a loss.

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Switzerland's Beat Feuz looks up after finishing men's downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon.

A look at ski racers who could win a 1st Olympic medal

Folks who only tune in to Alpine skiing every four years, when the Olympics roll around, are probably familiar with past gold medalists such as Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin.

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Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Cold medal: Shirtless Tongan grabs Olympic attention again

Pita Taufatofua has shown once again he's willing to give the shirt off his back for Tonga in Olympic conditions, whether it be sun, snow or shine.

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NO GO: The flooded Apia Park Stadium. The Marist Sevens will now be played at the Marist Sports Stadium, Lotopa.

Cyclone Gita blows Marist Sevens from Apia Park

Cyclone Gita has forced the Executive of the Marist Sports Club to make a number of changes to the Marist Sports Week programme. The announcement was made by the President of the Club, Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio, following an Executive Meeting today.

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A WINNING TEAM: Tau Tag Dis Tag team.

Tau Tag Dis: A winning combination

Putting together a mix team of boys and girls may not be an easy task, but through building trust and drive to play together can produce a formidable unit. These were key factors behind the “Tau Tag Dis” team who came second in last weekend’s first Samoa Tag Inc tournament held at the Marist Brother’s Mulivai School.

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Tag Tournament Winning Team - Tau Magikk Tuxx.

Tag tournament huge hit

The Samoa Tag (Rugby) Incorporated (S.T.I.) hosted its first ever Tag Tournament in Samoa at the Marist Grounds Mulivai last week Saturday. It was an event filled with great excitement and frolicsome atmosphere for the teams who participated.

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NETBALL SEASON UNDERWAY: Netball Samoa is providing many opportunities for everyone to join and enjoy the game.

Just Play, have fun, enjoy the game

As we approach the beginning of another new year, Netball Samoa continues to be passionate about providing as many opportunities, to as many people as possible; to enjoy the game we love. 

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WARMING UP: Rainy day didnt stop the rugby touch teams from having a friendly game.

Warming up for a big week ahead

Sports teams gearing up for an exciting Marist Sports Week Festival ahead got a chance to stretch their legs and test out their combinations during a Rugby League 9’s and Touch Rugby one day tournament during the weekend.

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THE ‘FRONT ROW’: Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club President, Faimalo Mathew Lemisio, NZ High Commissioner to Samoa, David Nicholson, and Marist International Sports Week Tournament Director, Fata Brian Kaio.

N.Z. gets behind Marist Sports Week

Four New Zealand Rugby officials, eleven New Zealand Touch officials, and retired international rugby sevens star, Uale Mai, will be in-country next week.

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SUPER BOWL IN SAMOA: Some of the Super Bowl fans at Taumeasina Island Resort.

Samoa’s Super Bowl LII fun

It was the calm before the storm, Superbowl kickoff was scheduled at 1.30pm and the shouting at the T.V. was to begin shortly after. 

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Bodybuilding eyes next step

The Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa is on a roll with a competition in American Samoa to continue the momentum. President and Coach, Benjamin Tamanikaiyaroi, says the main focus of this trip is to establish a relationship with their brothers and sisters in American Samoa.

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PADDLES UP AND READY TO GO: Action from the Samoa Outrigger Canoeing Association’s first regatta for 2018.

Samoa Outrigger kick starts 2018

It’s that time of the year again. For members of the Samoa’s outrigger canoeing fraternity, it’s time to shed the holiday excess and get back on the water for another year of paddling.

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Shona Meredith, Maanaima Tausisi, Crystal Christman, Steffi Carutthers, Lyla Tapusoa,  Leon Soonalole.

Samoa Tennis in good standing before Pacific Games 2019

It was the end of year result that any sports organisation can dream of. This was a culmination of endless training, commitment, effort, passion, endurance and love for the game and the country they represent.

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MARIST SEVENS COMMITTEE: Sita Leota with the Table of teams for the Marist International Sevens.

Teams drawn for Marist Sevens

Twenty-four teams – including one from China - have been confirmed for this year’s 30th Marist International Sevens tournament.

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NEWLY-INTRODUCED TAG RUGBY: Observing the rules of the game.

First Tag Rugby tourney coming soon

The Samoa Tag Rugby Federation is set to host its first tournament in Samoa on Saturday, February 3, at the Marist Brothers Mulivai grounds. Tag rugby is a newly-introduced sport in Samoa which was launched in November last year.

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Team Samoa that are in Noumea, New Caledonia for a week long training camp fully funded by the International weightlifting Federation: Nevo Ioane, Don Opeloge, Lauititi Lui, Feagaiga Stowers, Sanele Mao and Siaosi Leuo.

Training Camp to help Samoa’s weightlifters

Six weightlifters, including the President and Coach of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork, are in Noumea, New Caledonia, for a week-long training camp. This camp is fully funded by the International Weightlifting Federation.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne.

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

As Roger Federer cried while accepting his 20th Grand Slam title, Rod "Rocket" Laver took a chance to snap a picture for posterity.

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MILESTONE YEAR: Tavu’i Mike Lemisio, Alex Mikaele, (Tournament Director) Fata Brian Kaio and Head Secretary, Misa Vicky Lepou.

Excitement ahead of Marist international Sports Festival

The Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club anticipates another milestone achievement this year. A statement released by the club yesterday states they mark the 30th anniversary of the Marist International Sevens Competition and also launch the second installment of the Marist St Joseph’s International Sports Festival.

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Sevens Coach Tietjens commends Marist Sevens

The Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, is grateful for the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament. Sir Tietjens said this was his second time participating in the tournament and he believes the tournament is becoming more competitive with many players displaying exceptional rugby skills.


Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali is heading to the Commonwealth Games.

Boxing names team for Commonwealth Games

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association has named Team Samoa for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Fight for Marist last week was one of the final trials.


A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.


Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz congratulates Nick Foles (9) during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia.

Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.


Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.

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