The Pacific Games is considered the Olympics for the Oceania Region and consists of multi-sport events held every four years among athletesfrom the region.
Now, with just one year to go to the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands, 2023 is set to be one of the biggest events especially with the 2024 Olympics to follow a year later.
The 2023 Pacific Games, officially known as the XVII Pacific Games, will be a continental multi-sport event for Oceania countries and territories that is scheduled to be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands between 19 November and 2 December 2023.
This will be the first time the Solomon Islands would host the Pacific Games.
It is expected that 24 countries and territories will participate in the 2023 Pacific Games plus New Zealand and Australia.
As amended in the Pacific Games Charter in Apia, Samoa, 14July 2019, the programme of the Pacific Games shall consist of a maximum 24sports.
The following sports are scheduled for the Games:
Archery, Athletics, Basketball, 3x3 basketball, Bodybuilding, Boxing, Beach Soccer, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Judo Karate, Netball, Outrigger Canoeing, Powerlifting, Rugby League Nines, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Triathlon, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Weightlifting.
Team Fiji finished fifth at the last Pacific Games held in Apia, Samoa in 2019 and will be looking at improving that standing come 2023.
Team Fiji will bring you action throughout the coming year to celebrate the success and special moments shared as athletes, coaches and managers who will be striving to Inspire Fiji through sporting success and selection onto the Games Team.
To build up towards the 2023 Pacific Games, Team Fiji will create a weekly lookback at past Games it has participated in. #TeamFiji #InspireFiji