SIXTEEN members of Team Fiji left Wallis and Futuna yesterday for Fiji. They are members of the athletics team, who completed their events on Friday. Among them was Team Fiji captain Leslie Copeland. Sailing, volleyball and beach volleyball continues until Wednesday while tae kwon do starts tomorrow and rugby sevens will start on Tuesday.
A new taste
NEW Caledonia volunteers staying at Mala'etoli village in Wallis and Futuna have fallen in love with yaqona. Fiji media personnel took some of the magic powder with them to the Pacific Mini Games and invited the locals, the volunteers and the Papua New Guinea media personnel for a few bilo on Friday night. A few bilo turned into a few buckets as the mixing went on until 3am.
ABOUT 20 drug tests have been conducted on the first week of the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna. Drug Free Sport Fiji control officer Fatafei Daunivuka said they will know the results of the test in two weeks time. He said their target is to conduct 50 tests during the course of the PMG. With only three days left, the Daunivuka and the other doping officials will be quite busy.
SUPPORT for the home side is limited when it comes to other sport but when it comes to volleyball, the hall is overloaded. The volleyball competition is held at Kafika Hall and spectators come in truck loads to watch their home team. In their game against Papua New Guinea on Friday, the crowd spilled onto the free zone of the court. PNG won the match 3-1.