GC2018: Games, a learning curve

2018 Commonwealth Games boxing medallist Winston Hill at the Nausori International Airport with the Fiji team yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

SPORTING bodies that practise good governance and integrity were the ones that did well during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, says Sports minister Laisenia Tuitubou.

He urged the sporting administrators to practise fair play and good governance for the betterment of the sports.

Tuitubou said the downfall of some athletes at the Commonwealth Games could be reflected on the types of leadership in their respective sporting federation.

“The best thing is for each federation to practise good governance and integrity and we can see results,” he said.

“For those awarded with good governance in the past sports awards they are the ones that really stood out at this competition and for those that didn’t get the award on good governance and integrity are the ones that did not perform well.

“If you have good sports administrators the results will speak for itself. If we have a firm base you can fight any battle but if the base is loose the result will not be the one you expect.

“But again the game is a huge learning curve for all the sporting federations.”

Tuitubou said the hard work for the next Commonwealth Games should start now.

He said this year’s team to the Commonwealth Games was the best ever to depart our shores.

“This is the best team so far in terms of the medals we won.”

“The one gold medal, silver and two bronze shows the effort made over the years and this is the best performance in terms of results.

“The hard work must start now for the next games,” he added.

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