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FASANOC appoints top games officials

Arin Kumar
Friday, April 11, 2014

RENOWNED physiotherapist Cathy Wong will be the chef de mission for Fiji to the Pacific Games in 2015 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

The appointment was announced after the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) board meeting on Wednesday.

Lyndall Fisher has also been appointed as chef de mission to the Commonwealth Games that will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in July.

FASANOC president Reg Sanday said they had full confidence in the two to carry out their duties to the best of their ability.

"Also we appointed Wayne O'Connor as the admin manager to assist Fisher with her duties for the Commonwealth Games," he said.

"And we have appointed five general managers for the Pacific Games — Neelu Nand, Craig Strong, Caroline Williams-Whippy, Jovilisi Yaya and Paul Yee.

"We have a mixture of experience and youth and they will work very closely with Wong."

Wong said the two assignments would have her 100 per cent attention.

"I am honoured and thankful and blessed for this opportunity," she said.

"And we are going to get to work straight away and meet this Saturday (tomorrow) with the general managers to map out our plans for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea."

She said moving Fiji from third on the medal tally after the last Pacific Games in New Caledonia to first in PNG was a daunting task.

"I will have to meet with the managers of the sports to talk about our realistic medal chances but the main aim is to improve on the standard of competition."

Fisher echoed similar sentiments about her appointment for the Glasgow Games.

"I am honoured to be selected and I understand the enormity of the task and the event," she said.

"It will be challenging because we have only three months to prepare for the event."





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