Team Tausala.

Volleyball National League kicks-off

The Volleyball Samoa Federation started its National League 2018 competition this week.

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Cook Strait and Rising Stars.

Netball Samoa’s contribution to Sports Tourism

Netball Samoa hosted the BlueSky Mixed/Men’s  Netball Tournament last weekend. The tournament attracted two teams from overseas – Wellington and Fiji. 

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Winning Team, Vaiala Beach School.

Young cricketers get their chance

The best place to develop promising stars in the future is from the grassroots level. On Wednesday, the Samoa International Cricket Association held an Under-15 International Cricket Tournament for private schools in Samoa at the cricket field in Tuana’imato.

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A North Korean women's hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea.

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.

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Crossfit Opens: A fitness family

The Crossfit movement continues to grow in popularity in Samoa. And with the 2018 Crossfit Games kicking off on Friday, a strong crew from Samoa has signed up, ready to take on the first five weeks of grueling workouts of the day (W.O.D) to the test their fitness against thousands of other Crossfitters from across the globe.

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A GREAT SUCCESS: The School of Origin Golf Tournament was a great ending to the Marist Sports Week.

Successful ending to Marist Sports Festival

St. Joseph’s College former students have taken the top prize at the School Of Origin Golf tournament. Spearheaded by the Marist Brothers Old Pupil’s Association and Very Manaia Golf School, Saturday’s golf tournament was the stand out success with golfers turning out for an event with a good cause. 

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The best gross score of 66 was shot by S.J.C. #2, a team consisting of Tagata Faasolo and Levao Iulai Lesa.

St. Joseph’s win ‘School of Origin’

A team of former St. Joseph’s College students have claimed the title of the inaugural School of Origin Golf tournament, organised as part of the Marist Sports Week.

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Samusu Primary School.

Primary school cricket takes off

The Aleipata district primary schools unfolded this year’s Primary School Under-15 cricket competition last week.

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Marist Rugby League Champions, Apia Baracuddas.

Apia rules in Marist Nines

Their Sevens team couldn’t quite do it last week but Apia was not about to let a second chance of claiming a piece of 2018 Marist history go.

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NO STOPPING APIA: Apia eye the try line in the final. Photo: Marist

Apia come back to secure Marist Nines title

Their Sevens team couldn’t quite do it last week but Apia was not about to let a second chance of claiming a piece of 2018 Marist history go.

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All teams competing will have the chance to win prize money for their former schools totaling almost $4,000.

School of Origin Golf tourney to rekindle old rivalry

Old school rivalry is set to be rekindled at the Faleata Golf Course tomorrow where the Marist Sports Week continues with a Golf Tournament.

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Police Commissioner Fuiava’ili’ili Egon Keil with Constable Lome Lome.

A Cop and Bodybuilder

Sometimes we’ve got to be thankful for the hard times. This is the belief of a Police Officer and bodybuilder, Lome Lome. Constable Lome recently competed in the Mr. American Samoa Sau Ia Bodybuilding competition last weekend where he claimed second place and teammate, Peniamina Matale-Fili, snatching the first prize.

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THANK YOU: Chef de mission Nynette Sass, President Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i and Tuala Tamalelagi Siaki.

Timely boost for Samoa’s athletes

Samoa Sportslotto has stepped up to help the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.). Yesterday, the Gambling Control Authority C.E.O, Tuala Tamalelagi Siaki, presented a cheque of $46,090 to S.A.S.N.O.C’s Chef de Mission, Nynette Sass, and President Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i.

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WELL DONE TEAM SAMOA: Team Samoa Bodybuilding who competed for the American Samoa Sau Ia Bodybuilding Competion over the weekend.

Samoan bodybuilder crowned Mr. American Samoa

A bodybuilder from Samoa is the new Mr. American Samoa. Peniamina Matale-Fili, 21, of the Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa, was crowned the Mr. American Samoa Overall Bodybuilding 2018 during the weekend.

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WELCOME HOME CHAMP: Seiuli Fiao’o Faamausili (left) with a team mate in Samoa.

World champion in Samoa

Retired but she’s still at it. Seiuli Fiao’o Faamausili returns to Samoa – her homeland - showcasing what she’s good at in the 7s code in front of the many spectators at the A.C.P Marist Stadium, Lotopa.

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A legend in humility

Vala Uale Ma’i is a humble champion. You have to be when you are chosen as the Guest of Honour for anything in life and yet you end up picking up the rubbish, cutting the grass and cleaning the grounds.

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ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP: Members of the Marist Sydney Association, with students, teachers of St. Joseph's College and the computers gifted. Photos: Misiona Simo.

Marist Sydney gives back

The Marist Sydney Association wants to make a difference. For the second tine in as many years, Marist Sydney has stepped up to help Saint Joseph’s College in Alafua.

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Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, smiles after finishing the men's 15km freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

'Shirtless' Tongan skier, others 'live to fight another day'

The "shirtless" Tongan, all covered up to keep warm this time, had only one thought as he maneuvered around the final downhill turn and headed toward the finish line.

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Tonga's Pita Taufatofua.

Topless Tongan set to ski but not dressed for success

Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua joked that he has two immediate goals when he competes in his first Winter Olympic event on Friday: Don't hit a tree and finish before they turn off the lights.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa launches 30th International Marist Sevens

Beach Road in Apia came alive yesterday with colour and vibrancy when hundreds of rugby players and officials – from Samoa and abroad – marched through on their way to the Government building. There was singing, dancing and lots of waving with the Police Brass Band leading the way on a beautiful day.

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Avele College was hungry for a victory because they lost their previous match against an improved Vaimauga.

Leiifiifi overcomes Avele

Leiifiifi College has defended their title. Up against a fierce Avele College team, they won 33-23. It was the third round of the Zone A Secondary School 15s Competition and host, Leiifiifi College, has defended their title three weeks now.


New Zealand's heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker during the training session at the Hayemaker Gym in Vauxhall, London Friday March 23, 2018. Parker will fight Britain's World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua in a title  bout in Cardiff next week.

Parker to Joshua: 'You're going to get the full Parker'

Joseph Parker has no problems and no complaints. To Anthony Joshua, who Parker will meet in a world heavyweight unification title fight in Cardiff next week, he warned on Friday: "You're going to get the full Joseph Parker."


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.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.


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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