THE Fiji Sports Commission has set high goals to help with the development of sports in the country.
Commission chairman Peter Mazey revealed they were looking to pour more money next year into the different sports that Fiji was involved in.
He said in their first year of existence, they would have given out over $2million to sports.
"By the end of the year, we would have given out $2.3million to a variety of sports in Fiji," Mazey said.
"So far, we can say that the sports commission is going in leaps and bounds and a lot of the money is going into development.
"And next year, we are looking at giving out more money for the development of sports in the country."
He added the main target was to bring back gold medals from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
"For us to make that possible we need to make the right investments into our sport and youths.
"Another area we are looking at is the different sports facilities we have.
"It is our goal to have more sports facilities for the different sports around the country."
Mazey said they were working on finding multi-use of facilities so different sports could benefit from the facilities that were available or would be made available.
He mentioned handball as one of the sports they could introduce in Fiji that would be played on a hockey turf and since it's an Olympic sport, Fiji, if trained properly, could bag a medal in the sport.
"We want to develop handball in Fiji. We believe Fijians are perfect for it, it's sort of like touch rugby and they are good at throwing the ball.
"If you see it in the Olympics you will realise how popular it is and how good Fijians can be in it."